Raytheon Anschütz, a German-based navigation system supplier, announced it delivered its 15,000th Standard 22 Gyro Compass in June 2014. The jubilee compass will replace a 30 year old Anschütz Standard 4 Gyro Compass onboard the superyacht Esmeralda.
Anschütz introduced the Standard 22 Gyro Compass 10 years ago, and has since, successfully established the compass’ position in the market with over 1800 units sold per year.
The 15,000th jubilee compass was sold to Esmeralda by Aegean Electronics S.A., the exclusive distributor of Raytheon Anschütz, in Greece.
Sven Dreyer, sales director at Raytheon Anschütz, commented “In only a few years the Standard 22 became the most frequently sold compass, not only in the history of Raytheon Anschütz but all over the world.”
Anschütz Standard 22 Gyro Compasses stand out with a long gyrosphere lifetime and have a contact-free transmission of the gyro supply voltage and an optical signal transmission of the sensor data, which contributes to operational reliability and safety. Functions like an independent transmitting magnetic compass as well as an individual speed error correction mode in double and triple compass systems increase flexibility and reliability of the compass system. The Standard 22 is available in different system configurations from a single gyro compass for retrofit solution up to double and triple gyro compass system with redundancy in distribution for highest class notations and offshore service vessels with the possibility to integrate even more sensors such as the Horizon MF from Raytheon Anschütz.
The Esmeralda, a 62 meter long superyacht, was built in 1981 by the Italian shipyard Codecasa. Aegean Electronics is responsible for delivery and commissioning of the Standard 22 Gyro Compass to the yacht.