Jan Erik Johansen

Jan Erik Johansen started out in the automotive industry, working with engine and transmission development for passenger cars, trucks and construction equipment. The first professional contact with the marine industry was as a technical project engineer for scrubber system design for passenger ships. Currently, Mr. Johansen is the product specialist for Side-Power fin stabilizer systems at Sleipner Motor AS.
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The difference between vector fins stabilisers and flat fins stabilisers

By Jan Erik Johansen 2. May 2019

Vector fins re-direct the force direction

Vector Fins™ simply re-direct the force direction/force vectors so that more of the force will benefit roll reduction and less force is wasted on the negative side-effects of yaw and sway that is unfavourable for a boat’s handling and comfort on board.

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Topics: Marine Stabilizers, Boat Owners, Industry Professionals

What do marine stabilisers do?

By Jan Erik Johansen 2. May 2019

Marine stabiliser systems have been around for a long time, but are typically known for being used on larger passenger ships and super yachts. However, with the dramatically increased comfort and usability stabilisers add to any boat, it has also left owners of small leisure vessels wanting these systems.

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Topics: Stabilizors, gyro stabilizer, fin stabilizer, stabilizers, Vector fins™, anti roll, Marine Stabilizers, Boat Owners

Why you should install stabilisers on your next boat

By Jan Erik Johansen 8. March 2019

In my experience, boating is something that most people find to be of great personal value. Expressions like “change of scenery”, “open spaces”, “serenity” and “great social life” are examples of phrases that are common when people talk about their experiences at sea and why they like it so much. I would dare to say that an overwhelming number of people would love to own or rent a boat on a regular basis. That is, if it could only be as predictable as a summer villa or a high-end hotel!

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Topics: stabilizers, waves, Vector fins™, anti roll, Marine Stabilizers

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