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Remote Control Survey Boat

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The HyDrone-RCV is a hand-portable, remotely controlled catamaran platform developed for bathymetric survey applications.

Working in conjunction with the HydroLite-TM portable echosounder kit, the HyDrone-RCV accomplishes the same results as more expensive RC survey systems. The lightweight, wide profile and watertight construction provide stability, ruggedness and portability. It is manufactured from high quality marine materials and components and easily disassembles for transport and shipping.

Work environments include mines, sewage treatment plants, contaminated lakes, harbors and rivers. Remote control access of the survey boat is easy using a high-power remote control system that offers up to 2 km range, with a survey endurance of over four miles on a single battery pack.



2 x 1.2m catamaran pontoon hulls
Cross frame
(2) 12V DC shrouded thrusters
Handheld remote control unit
12V battery bank and battery charger
Custom-fit portable shipping case
1 year standard warranty
Lifetime support


Instrumentation Options:

Sound Velocity Profiler (SVP)


Radio Telemetry

Side Scan Sonar Module

HYPACK Software

HydroLite-TM 200 kHz echo sounder or HydroLite-DFX 33/200 kHz echo sounder

AutoNav™ Auto Pilot Module with Mission Planner Application on PC Laptop


Top Speed12 kts / 22 Km/hr
Hull Length1143 mm / 45 in
Hull Width736 mm / 29 in
Power2x 16v 16 Ah battery LiPo
Battery Endurance8 hours
Payload11.3kg / 23 lbs
ECU2x 180 amp water-cooled
Motor2x brushless thruster
Hull MaterialUV resistant HDPE
Framealuminum powder coated
Weight9 kg / 20 lbs
Hardwarestainless steel
Remote ControlFutaba 2.4Ghz long range
Remote Range2 km
Hatches4x 7" twist-out water-tight closure
GPSall brands
EchosounderSeafloor HydroLite™-TM