Velodyne Marine

Velodyne Marine is a pioneer of self-stabilizing marine technology. Our actuators counter-act the forces of the sea and, thus, prevent sea sickness.

Martini 4.5

Velodyne Marine's Martini 4.5 Experimental Vessel with fully-active, not passive, suspension.

This Self-Stabilizing Boat's Deck Is Always Flat, Even in Rough Waters | WIRED

WIRED goes for a cruise on our active suspension boat, Martini 1.5. "Even as we slammed into waves head on, the platform stayed level." The Martini boat has an active suspension to make going over waves feel like, well, nothing.

Discovery - Video

Our segment of "The Future of Boating" recently aired on The Discovery Channel - Canada. I've asked if there are plans to air it in the US, but haven't yet received an answer. In the meantime, enjoy this link (view in widescreen, audio set to loud):

Discovery - Video

Martini 1.5 was recently featured in this segment of Daily Planet on Discovery Canada.

Robot boat turns heads on San Francisco Bay

Jonathan Bloom from KGO-TV KGO-TV San Francisco (ABC7) goes for a ride on Martini 1.5 in the San Francisco Bay. See what happens here. Robot boat turns heads on San Francisco Bay

Inventor Rigs An Unprecedentedly Smooth Ride For Power Boats covers the technology behind the smooth sailing of Martini 1.5. A pioneer in subwoofer and LIDAR technology has now built an electronically and pneumatically controlled suspension for his boat.

Velodyne Marine's cover photo

Velodyne Marine's cover photo

Rough Seas No Match for Velodyne Marine’s ‘Martini 1.5’ Experimental Vessel

Come out and see our experimental boat, Martini 1.5, in action at the San Francisco Boat Show this weekend. San Francisco, California (PRWEB) January 22, 2014 -- See David Hall’s Breakthrough Patented Marine Technology in Action During the San Francisco Boat Show, January 23-26

W. F. Stone & Sons Stone Boat Yard

I'm pleased to announce the purchase of the Stone Boat Yard, where we have been based for the last five months. The boat yard has a rich past, with many boats built there from 1943 to the late 1990s. William I. Stone, from Dartmouth, England, established a boatyard in the Hunter's Point area of San Francisco in 1853, where he specialized in building commercial schooners and tugboats as well as racing and recreational yachts. He was in business until 1892, when his son, Frank, took over, moving…

Martini 317

Here's a very short video of Steven Shonk testing our current experimental boat, Martini 1.5, last Saturday. Watch how he goes through two boat wakes and the deck remains perfectly stable.

Have you winterized your boat yet? It's time! Check out these great tips.

Unfortunately, the boating season is winding down in many parts of the country and it is time to start thinking about winterizing your boat:( If you are one of them, check out our tips here>>

Martini 1.5 on the water during America's Cup final today. Go USA!

[06/20/13]   "Twenty years from now you will be more disappointed by the things you didn’t do than by the ones you did do. So throw off the bowlines, sail away from the safe harbor. Catch the trade winds in your sails. Explore. Dream. Discover.” – Mark Twain

[04/12/13]   It's Friday! Who's looking forward to getting out on the water this weekend??

Ahoy Matey!

Velodyne's Martini 1.5

See what Aqua Lifestyle has to say about our experimental boat, Martini 1.5: Velodyne’s Concept Boat The Martini 1.5 This year’s Miami International Boat show was chock full of new products and innovations but some stood out more than others. California-based Velodyne had a...

Velodyne Marine - Chasing Martini 1.5 on San Francisco Bay

You have to see it to believe it. Chasing Martini 1.5:

The best way to see what Velodyne Marine's technology is about is to follow Martini 1.5 on the water. Here's a view from the chase boat. Come and ride along...

Velodyne Marine – Yachts International

Yachts International Magazine covers our marine stabilization technology: Yachts International Online features the lifestyle of yachting inside and out: yacht reviews, owners interviews, yachting destinations, design news, product launches, tenders and toys, boat show previews and events. Bonus features include yachting videos, slideshows and online exclusives on new and…

Velodyne Martini 1.5: Active Suspension, on a Boat? - Features, Boat Reviews and Boat Tests - Boats.

Charles Pluedermann gives his first-hand account of his ride on Martini 1.5 during Miami International Boat Show & Strictly Sail show last month. This is how Silicon Valley goes boating—on a pontoon boat with computer-controlled active suspension, that produces a perfectly smooth ride, courtesy of Velodyne.

Come on, everybody's doing it....

What are you waiting for?

Martini 1.5 Cruises the Ocean Reef Club

The full Marine Team including David and Marta Hall takes Martini out for a spin down in Key Largo. Photo cred goes to Andrew White.

The full Marine Team including David and Marta Hall takes Martini out for a spin down in Key Largo. Photo cred goes to Andrew White.

The Marine Team at Epcot. Homeward bound!

[02/24/13]   The Velodyne Marine team, towing Martini 1.5 on two trailers, is on the road from Miami to Morgan Hill, CA. First stop, Disney World in Orlando.

Steven Shonk, Marta Hall and David Hall aboard Martini 1.5

Off the Beaten Boat Show Path

Tony Bessinger from Cruising World Magazine "...took a ride today on, by far, the most interesting-looking vessel of the entire boat show." Hear what he has to say about his experience with Martini 1.5 at the Miami International Boat Show & Strictly Sail this past weekend: Take a look at new electronics from Raymarine and a sweet new ride at Miami International Boat Show, Day Two.

The Marine Installer's Rant: Miami boat show 2013 roundup

Yet more press from the Miami Int'l. Boat Show. Scroll down to "Velodyne Marine."

Sweet suspension on Martini 1.5!

Andrew Cole doing some tricks on Martini 1.5 at the Miami Boat show this past weekend:

via YouTube Capture

Miami International Boat Show 2013

Velodyne Marine, pioneers of marine stabilization technology, at our very first boat show. Sharing the first experimental active suspension boat!

Velodyne Marine, pioneers of marine stabilization technology, at our very first boat show. Sharing the first experimental active suspension boat!

Miami Boat Show Also Features Gadgets, Gizmos - CBS Miami

Look who made CBS Miami! It's Martini 1.5 at the Miami International Boatshow! #MIBS With hundreds of boats at the Miami International Boat Show, it's easy to forget the show has gadgets and gizmos galore for those interested in marine electronics, propulsion and accessories.

[02/18/13]   Last day of the Miami International Boat Show! Come down and see us at Sea Isle Marina slip 300C if you haven't had your chance to ride Martini 1.5!

[02/17/13]   Are you on Instagram? Follow us @velodynemarine!

Velodyne Founder and CEO David Hall at the Sea Isle marina in front of Martini 1.5

Bill Ando from Yachting Times Magazine going for a spin on Martini 1.5

Team Andrew! Mechanical engineers and test pilots for Martini 1.5.

Our team with Terry Suzuki from Ocean Life Magazine ready to hit the waterway.

Andrew2, our trusty test pilot and mechanical engineer at the helm.

Good morning Miami! Ready for another great day!! #MIBS

Miami International Boast Show | Fri., Feb. 15, 2013

Check out Images #3 and #16. Miami Herald Photo Gallery

Miami Boat Show has gadgets galore - Outdoors -

First press from our trip to the Miami International Boat Show. Ingenious gear for boaters is easy to find at the boat show.

Come see us at Miami International Boat Show & Strictly Sail and experience smooth and stable boating first hand!

Charles Plueddeman from taking his first ride on Martini 1.5! Come see us at Slip #300C!

Velodyne Marine

Want to learn about our stabilization technology? See us at Miami International Boat Show & Strictly Sail starting today! Visit Slip 300C! David Hall's Revolutionary Marine Transport

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