The Dutch company Cruden offered live demonstrations of a full-motion boat simulator at this years I/ITSEC conference, highlighting the benefits of simulators to crew training for high speed boat handling, navigation, drills, and tactics scenarios. The small ship simulator was developed to offer training organizations increased hours, reduced costs, repeatable, programmable conditions and scenarios, realistic and detailed data-led AAR, and protection to trainers and trainees from physical stress. Weapon simulation can be added as a fully integrated solution.
6-DOF simulators combine real boat hardware with professional image generation as well as wave and boat dynamic modeling techniques and comprehensive content features such as night time, weather, and realistic lighting of buoys, ships, and landmarks.
“Cruden is already well-known as a provider of training simulators, from our background in the motorsport, automotive and aerospace industries. However, we are seeing a particular need for a highly realistic, dynamic training tool, as an addition to training at sea. This is why visitors to I/ITSEC will be able to experience something completely different this year,” says Cruden CEO, Maarten van Donselaar. “While scenario-based simulator training is established for larger vessels, Cruden has introduced a completely new concept in the high speed boat simulator, which uses detailed modelling and motion-cueing techniques and professional image generation, to present a cost-effective solution for any training situation where motion and dynamic feedback are important factors.”