Z-Boat 1250 – a Portable, Remotely Operated, Single Beam Survey Boat
Teledyne Oceanscience has announced the release of the new Z-Boat 1250, a remotely operated hydrographic survey boat that is sturdy enough for tough terrain but light enough to be one person portable. The new Z-Boat 1250 is outfitted with a single beam echo sounder and is ideally suited for inland waters such as streams, rivers, and lakes.
Teledyne’s new Oceanscience Z-Boat 1250’s new trimaran style boat has a lightweight hull manufactured from ABS plastic. The 1250 is IP67 rated, which makes it well suited to survey in most water conditions. The new Z-Boat’s innovative propulsion system uses two thrusters, one in each outrigger, and an advanced 2.4 GHz remote control transmitter that differentially adjusts the two thrusters to steer the boat. The design is exceptionally rugged with no rudder or steering linkages.
“The new Z-Boat 1250’s lightweight design, IP67 rating, and modest price point make the boat ideal for a multitude of work environments and budgets” stated Shannon Searing, Teledyne Oceanscience Sales Manager. “We’re very excited to introduce this new product to our customers.”
Applications for the Z-Boat 1250 include mining pits and tailing ponds, environmentally sensitive areas, construction and inspection zones, dams and reservoirs, harbors, rivers, and more.
|The Z-Boat 1250 at the Teledyne Marine Technology Workshop. The collapsible sliding crossbar makes the Z-Boat 1250 compact and easily transported by a single operator to enable accessible surveys in remote areas.|