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About This Project

The BS2, Buikschuiver 2, is a Lemsteraak. This is a typical traditional Dutch 46ft, 30 tons flat bottom boat like the former Queen of the Netherlands, princess Beatrix, owns. The BS2 has a steel hull, wooden mast and wooden asymmetric side dagger boards making her ideal for the shallow Dutch lakes and tidal areas.

This family boat with 12 berths is CFD-aided designed to perform well in races. BS2’s quality on the racecourse is endorsed by her 5 consecutive Dutch National titles, including the latest one. Built in 2012, designed by Van Oossanen Naval Architects, owned by our CEO Peter Houtzagers and in 2012 the first in her class to be fitted with SAILMON. To date, 3 more Lemsteraaks are fitted with SAILMON – with more to follow soon.

Onboard Configuration:
– 3x SAILMON model VII Displays
– 3x SAILMON model X Displays
SAILMON Model E4 Processor with Internet Connectivity
SAILMON Windbox, B&G windsensor
SAILMON Sailethernet box
– B&G depth sensor, compass and paddlewheels
– Simrad autopilot
– Smartphone and tablet integration using Screenview app
– Expedition integration

Total system investment (recommended end user price ex VAT): approx € 35K

(Price indication excludes hours for system installation and commissioning).

Peter Houtzagers comments
I probably do not surprise you if I say I am a fan of the SAILMON equipment and very happy to use it. Personally, the remote viewing capabilities of the system is what I like best. It still is in beta and not released to the public yet, but being able to follow the boat and view all on board data relating to wind, speed and performance, is really cool when the boat is sailing and I am somewhere else. And while racing, my family and friends are really excited they can experience and follow what and how we are doing. Especially since 3 of the 5 top race boats in the class now are fitted with SAILMON.

Furthermore, I enjoy viewing the data in the owner’s cabin on a big (only €700) Samsung 18” tablet when I am lying in bed (for example, wind speed, and when we are in tidal area’s, the depth during night when we have anchored).

Really neat, but also still in beta and not released yet, is the automatic calibration tool. The steel hull (compass) and square main (upwash) do complicate calibration seriously, however despite the poor quality of compass and wind sensor data, my TWD varies only a couple of degrees between tacks and gybes. Impressive may I say :)!

Finally, I am really happy to be able to configure my display settings with so much ease – this is the first system I am able to do this myself actually! Good reading, nice colours: it qualifies as a good toy!