Our Fleet2018-01-12T12:15:55+00:00

Our Survey Fleet

Our fleet of vessels is focused on mobility, utility and reliability and we have established a reputation for rapid response, coupled with the ability to make the most of opportunities limited by tidal, weather or time constraints.

We operate a fleet of specialised multi-purpose vessels equipped with state-of-the-art survey equipment. Continued investment ensures we are able to meet the challenges and demands of the offshore, coastal and ports & harbour environments that we operate in.

Our fleet of vessels is focused on mobility, utility and reliability and we have established a reputation for rapid response, coupled with the ability to optimise opportunities limited by tidal, weather or time constraints.

Our vessels range from Vigilance, coded for operation up to 60nm offshore, to small unmanned surface vessels (ASVs) able to carry out surveys in contained environments and areas too shallow or difficult to access by conventional vessels. Consequently we are well placed to provide a vessel for any project from within our fleet, with the ability to carry out a wide variety of tasks.

Our survey coxswains are commercially endorsed, with RYA/MCA certification appropriate to the vessel and the area of operation.

Vigilance in Port

Vigilance

Vigilance is a stable working platform for any Hydrographic, Geophysical, Geotechnical or Oceanographic project. She is fitted with a fixed mount, able to deploy a variety of sensors from Multibeam through ADCP to Pingers.

The vessel has a spacious wheelhouse, on board wet-lab and separate survey suite equipped to power laptop computers, navigation systems, single beam or multibeam echosounder as well as a variety of other sensors.

Accommodation is possible for up to 12 personnel, enabling 24 hour working patterns where projects & timescales dictate. With ample room in the cabin for personnel and equipment, survey works can continue in adverse weather conditions.

The vessel is also equipped with an ‘A’ frame and deck winch, ideally suited for vibrocoring and seabed sampling projects, ADCP deployment and recovery and other environmental and oceanographic survey disciplines.

  • MCA Cat II

  • Length 16.5m

  • Beam 5.5m

  • Draught 1.6m

Remote Sensor

Remote Sensor

Road towable Remote Sensor is capable of rapid deployment. The large cabin and aft working deck make her capable of operating multiple sensors simultaneously. The catamaran configuration ensures good sea keeping and the highest quality survey data in even adverse weather and sea conditions.

  • MCA Cat III Workboat

  • Length 8.2m

  • Beam 2.9m

  • Draught 0.3m

Marine Sensor

Marine Sensor

Road towable with a small forward cabin, Marine Sensor is easy to deploy from slipway or boat hoist / crane and able to operate a wide variety of sensors. Her hulls and catamaran configuration lend a fast transit speed and give good directional stability resulting in high quality survey data.

  • MCA Cat III Workboat

  • Length 6.9m

  • Beam 2.5m

  • Draught 0.3m

Coastal

Coastal Sensor

Coastal Sensor is a road transportable 6.1m fibreglass hull SPORTIS SK6100K RIB with enclosed cabin, central console, twin 60Hp outboard engines and spacious aft deck that can be used for inshore bathymetry, oceanographic & environmental projects.

Coastal Sensor’s road trailer has pivoting front and rear roller supports that allow the boat to be launched and recovered in even very shallow water. The boat is able to deploy a variety of sensors from multibeam through to boomer and can access the most confined areas due to high manoeuvrability.

  • MCA Cat III Workboat

  • Length 6.1m

  • Beam 2.0m

  • Draught 0.3m

Coastal Boat Scanning

Coastal Sensor II

Coastal Sensor II is a road transportable 6.5m fibreglass hull SPORTIS SK6500K RIB with enclosed cabin, central console, twin 60Hp outboard engines and spacious aft deck that can be used for inshore bathymetry, oceanographic & environmental projects.

The vessel is piloted by an RYA qualified coxswain and surveyor and equipped with Trimble RTK GPS equipment and an R2Sonic multibeam echosounder, enabling positional and depth reading to be taken through the course of the works.

  • MCA Cat III Workboat

  • Length 6.5m

  • Beam 2.0m

  • Draught 0.3m

Enviro Sensor

Enviro Sensor

Enviro Sensor is a small aluminium hulled vessel that is used in sheltered waters where access is limited or where the water is considered too shallow to operate the larger vessels.

She can be operated with either petrol outboard engine or electric motor, making her well suited to operate in reservoirs where fossil fuel engines are not permitted. She can be fitted with a variety of sensors including multibeam sonar.

  • Sheltered Waters

  • Length 4.0m

  • Beam 1.5m

  • Draught 0.2m

Linder 355

Waterway Sensor

Waterway Sensor is a small aluminium hulled vessel that is used in sheltered waters where access is limited or where the water is considered too shallow to operate the larger vessels.

She can be operated with either petrol outboard engine or electric motor, making her well suited to operate in reservoirs where fossil fuel engines are not permitted. She can be fitted with a variety of sensors including multibeam sonar.

  • Sheltered Waters

  • Length 3.5m

  • Beam 1.4m

  • Draught 0.2m

Littoral Sensor

Littoral Sensor

Littoral Sensor is used to access areas such as mud flats and estuarine environments where fluid mud or sinking sands pose a Health & Safety risk. It is capable of deploying a variety of sensors allowing water sampling, sediment sampling and wide area topographic / hydrographic survey of otherwise inaccessible areas.

  • Sheltered Waters

  • Length 3.3m

  • Beam 1.85m

  • Draught 0.2m

Z-Boat

Z-Boat 1800HP

The Z-Boat 1800HP is a small remote controlled USV that is able to be fitted with single beam echo sounder or ADCP. It can be carried and deployed in areas otherwise inaccessible to survey vessels and is able to be positioned using RTK GPS, or Total Station where there is insufficient satellite coverage.

  • Remote Controlled

  • Length 1.2m

  • Beam 0.4m

  • Draught 0.1m

Argocat Equipment

Argocat Avenger 750HDI

The Argocat Avenger 750HDI is an eight wheel vehicle that can transport six people on land and four on water. This vehicle is designed to operate in the most challenging terrain such as mud, snow, ice, sand, marsh and small areas of water. This allows our team to undertake surveys in areas that would otherwise be difficult to access, such as remote lochs and reservoirs.

  • All Terrain Vehicle

Quad Bike

Quad Bike

Our quad bike is used to access and survey areas of various terrains. This vehicle can effectively operate across sand dunes as well as sites consisting of long grass, gorse, heather, scrubland and marsh areas.

  • 4×4 All Terrian Vehicle

Fleet Summary

The variety of our vessels ensures that we are able to select a suitable platform for any survey task and survey sensors from our extensive equipment pool can be fitted to any of these vessels or vehicles, to facilitate rapid deployment to site.

The ability to mobilise multiple vessels with similar or complementary capabilities onto a project in the coastal environment is essential in being able to provide the client with a seamless data set from deep water offshore to the intertidal zone and beyond allowing us to maximise suitable weather windows when scheduling survey projects.

In addition to providing a full and bespoke survey service, personnel and equipment can be mobilised onto third party vessels where project demands require.

Contact Us

We would be happy to provide further information on any of the above survey vessels or ATVs and to discuss the individual specifications / capabilities in detail: please contact us with your specific requirements.