“VESSEL REVIEW | THE WATCHER – SEVEN-METRE AUTONOMOUS PATROL BOAT CAPABLE OF LONG-ENDURANCE OFFSHORE MISSIONS” –BairdMaritime

MetalCraft Marine 7 meter “The Watcher” Autonomous Surface Vessel (ASV)

Back in November 2020 we learned about a month long evaluation of unmanned surface systems. Now we have more information on one of the two systems tested.

BairdMaritime reports on the 22 foot (6.7 m) “The Watcher” autonomous surface vessel that is said to be capable of operating autonomously for up to 30 days. Three Volvo 220 HP (164 kW) diesel inboards propel it up to 1,800 nautical miles, while solar panels power the electronics.

MetalCraft Marine 7 meter “The Watcher” Autonomous Surface Vessel (ASV)

This report is part of BairdMaritimes “Welcome to USA Week!” look at the US maritime industry. Check it out.

MetalCraft Marine 7 meter “The Watcher” Autonomous Surface Vessel (ASV)

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