New SELKIE Unmanned Surface Vessel Unveiled

Sea Machines Robotics has launched the SELKIE 7, the company’s first USV powered by the SM300 Autonomous Command and Control system and developed as a full-solution USV for workboat fleet operators By Sarah Simpson / 03 May 2024
New SELKIE Autonomous Surface Vessel Unveiled
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Sea Machines Robotics has launched SELKIE, the latest innovation in unmanned surface vessels (USV), engineered to be the ideal full-solution USV for any task-driven workboat fleet operator.

The first model, SELKIE 7, is a 7 meter USV powered by the company’s flagship SM300 Autonomous Command and Control system.

According to Sea Machines SELKIE represents a leap forward in autonomous technology and a new era of marine exploration and operations.

As the first turnkey autonomous vessel released by Sea Machines, SELKIE is poised to revolutionize industries ranging from hydrographic surveying, offshore asset inspection, and persistent on-water operations such as security and environmental studies.

Sea Machines Robotics has launched the SELKIE

SELKIE boasts cutting-edge autonomous capabilities, advanced functionality and is easy to command through the highly intuitive single-screen graphical user interface. Equipped with an under-keel sonar mount, CTD winch, and ample power and space to mount customer hardware, the SELKIE is survey-ready.

Additionally, SELKIE features an integrated payload/cargo bay with generous built-in storage equivalent to 2 x 1.3 meters (2 Euro Pallets), making it perfect for long-range logistics. It also includes remotely controllable deck hatches for deploying payloads at sea, such as inspection or surveillance UAVs.

With its efficient design and diesel propulsion, SELKIE has an extended operational range for a vessel of its size, ensuring high operational endurance.

Key Features:

  • Robust Autonomous Functions
  • Easy to Use
  • Survey Ready
  • Integrated Payload / Cargo Bay
  • High Operational Endurance

She’s finally here with 9 years of autonomous development and on-water use behind SELKIE; our overarching goal is to give customers, the world’s fleet operators, products that enable them to capture new and substantial value from their work” commented Michael G. Johnson, Founder and CEO of Sea Machines Robotics. “With SELKIE, commercial operators, researchers, and security agencies can go further, do more, do it better, with less costly or restrictive effort.

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