Launched at sea at the end of August from St. John’s harbour in Newfoundland and after travelling 7785km in more than three months, the 5.5 meters long "Donautic" named Ada has been declared "lost at sea" by the team. But they are working to new projects.
20 May 2014 09:28 0 messages
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After three years of many all-nighters, engineering challenges, a rotation of senior members graduating and new members stepping up and continuing our team’s success, UBC Sailbot is finally ready to make an incredible dream a reality! We are in Newfoundland, and about to launch our autonomous sailboat, Ada, across the Atlantic Ocean on a record-setting trip which no autonomous boat has ever successfully completed before!
The american plane builder has presented a new submarine drone which completes a rang of 3 including the Echo Seeker (32 feet) and the Echo Ranger (18’).
The Datamaran is an autonomous catamaran developed by the East coat company AMS (Autonomous Marine Systems). Based in Boston, Eamon Carrig, the CEO, has been working since 2007 on a small Dronautic able to collect and transmit hydrographic data across the surface of the globe.
The french shipyard and the american manufacturer of sailboat hardware and accessories worked together to develop a system that could be very usefull on a sailing Dronautic. The AST trim the sails and is able to tack automatically. This is very useful for sailboat owners that are older and older with less crew and bigger boats. But can we image Jeanneau and Harken working together for a full Dronautic program?