• Remote Control Survey Boat

Remote Control Survey Boat

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 Speed 12 kts / 22 Km/hr
Hull Length 1143 mm / 45 in
Hull Width 736 mm / 29 in
Power 2x 16v 16 Ah battery LiPo
Battery Endurance 8 hours
Payload 11.3kg / 23 lbs
ECU 2x 180 amp water-cooled
Motor 2x brushless thruster
Hull Material UV resistant HDPE
Frame aluminum powder coated
Steering differential
Weight 9 kg / 20 lbs
Hardware stainless steel
Remote Control Futaba 2.4Ghz long range
Remote Range 2 km
Hatches 4x 7" twist-out water-tight closure
GPS all brands
Echosounder Seafloor HydroLite™-TM