Welcome to Cyclops Marine, the new force in load measurement for yachts
Based in Cambridge UK, our smart fittings integrate innovative design and proven technologies to give accurate, repeatable load data. Compact and lightweight, smart fittings are simple to install and use.
Loads in the standing rigging directly control the shape of the mast, headstays and furler cables, affecting the shapes of mainsails, headsails and free-flying sails. For example, headstay load controls headstay sag, which determines the aerofoil section of jibs and genoas – adjusting the load through the backstay can give you the best sail shape for different wind conditions.
Smart fittings measure these loads accurately, allowing you to find your fast settings, and repeat them time after time to get consistently better performance.
Grand Prix yachts and superyachts operate under high rig loads. It is important to control these loads in real-time to ensure the rig is properly supported and not overloaded, and to monitor the loads over time to avoid wear and fatigue and ensure appropriate maintenance.
Smart fittings can automate load management, instantly controlling winch and hydraulic systems to reduce overload before damage occurs. For example, smart management of vang and mainsheet loads can avoid damage to the boom.
Rig Monitoring Systems
Integrated systems to help sail and manage superyachts safely and efficiently
Reliable, easy to install load sensors to provide accurate data where it’s needed
The plug-in performance upgrade for race yachts of all sizes
The Keys Advantages of Smart Fittings
Accurate trusted data
Cyclops fittings are calibrated against certified standards before they leave the factory: no need for on-board calibration
Smart fittings use Cyclops digital direct technology to output the calibrated load numerically from the fitting: no need to convert an analogue signal to digital in external electronics
Ease of installation
Cyclops fittings install directly into existing standing rigging, either as ‘smart’ versions of existing dumb fittings, or as smart inserts: quick simple installation
Cyclops smart fittings are hermetically sealed with removable cables: highest levels of waterproofing, simplicity of installation
Many Cyclops fittings can be supplied with a wireless interface: no cables to run through the deck
Cyclops fittings have electronics integrated and sealed internally: no vulnerable analogue electronics to mount in external enclosures
Cyclops fittings are manufactured in collaboration with leading European manufacturers for the offshore, nuclear and aerospace industries: integrity you can trust