Our all new HarborScout 55i is a mid-size USV with an excellent blend of portability and capability. It comes well equipped with an Autopilot, Integrated Windows 10 PC, and includes an ATA style transport case. There are two hull options available; depending on application and equipment loadout, we can provide hulls in either rotomolded polypropylene or fiberglass. The HarborScout 55i has a large interior volume for its size, allowing for a range of payloads such as single beam, multibeam, sidescan, and LiDAR - all in a size which is affordable to ship and can fit in most vehicles. The 1kwh high-density smart battery features all-day endurance. This boat also featured a greatly improved brushless motor pod which increases efficiency, reliability and top speed. The battery features integrated charging and balancing, so to charge, you must only plug it in. No need to worry about settings or balancing. The HarborScout 55i is designed from the ground up to get the job done, day in and day out.
Recommended Sensors & Payload Options:
- Airmar Echorange+ 200khz Single Beam
- Airmar Echorange+ 30/200khz Dual Frequency Single Beam
- Echologger EU400 450khz Single Beam
- Echologger EUD32 30/200khz Dual Frequency Single Beam
- Echologger EUD710 710/1000khz Dual Frequency Single Beam
- R2 Sonic 2002 MBES
- WASSP S3 MBES
RTK/PPK GNSS Systems
- Emlid Dual Band RTK Mapping Kit
- Emlid Reach M2
- Emlid Reach M+
- Hydromagic (2PC License) (Runs Onboard & office/shore PC)
Why the HarborScout?
Excellent Blend of Portability & Capability
The HarborScout 55i is 55 inches long and weights about 55lbs, making it easy to transport. It comes well equipped; the 8+ hour battery will keep you running all day without down time for battery swaps or charging, the high powered motor pod makes surveying in moving water possible, large payload bay will accommodate larger payloads such as the WASSP S3 MBES or Airmar M195 Dual Frequency echosounder and the hull design will keep the system stable even in less than ideal conditions.
All of our boats include an autopilot with GPS navigation and live telemetry as standard equipment. The autopilot greatly reduces the monotony of creating straight transects. The Autopilot and HarborScout 55i are equipped with a navigational GNSS system; however, if purchased with an Emlid based RTK GNSS, the autopilot will be interfaced with the RTK system and will automatically choose the more accurate source for navigation. When the HarborScout 55i has a fixed solution, navigational accuracy is unmatched.
Integrated Windows 10 PC
Each boat includes a Windows 10 running PC which serves as a data collector. Most of our clients run Hydromagic, though hypack and similar can be used. If you need a bay with USB port for a license dongle; we can accommodate. Please contact us to details. This integrated PC can be accessed over the wireless data link using Remote Desktop through an integrated aft panel mounted touchscreen.
Wireless Data Link
Each HarborScout 55i includes a long range bridged LAN data link. Operators are able to connect on shore via ethernet or wifi and have a TCP/IP link to all the equipment onboard the boat. Connecting via Remote Desktop, uploading new missions, and drag/drop copying your survey data from the boat to your shore laptop or office PC is fast and easy.
The HarborScout 55i includes a rugged, water resistant internal (But removable) 24v 50ah battery, giving it 8+ hours of run time. This battery is designed for reliability, with an integrated BMS and LVC.
Brushless Motor Pod
The HarborScout 55i makes use of a powerful corrosion-proof, steerable brushless motor pod for propulsion. This has a marked advantage over thrusters; it's much more efficient and less likely to get stuck in aquatic vegetation. The HarborScout pod has a 1.4 cruise and 2 m/s top speed.