(Warwick, RI USA) FarSounder’s Argos 500 Forward Looking Sonar system is set to be fitted on the largest recreational motor yacht ever built in Canada. At 164-feet (50m), the groundbreaking Danzante Bay is being built by Crescent Custom Yachts near Vancouver. The vessel is slated to launch in 2021 and will be fitted with some of the most advanced navigation technology available.
Captains and crew who use the Argos 500 are able to see a real-time, 3D image of what is beneath the surface ahead of the ship and the data can be overlaid on navigational charts. It will show shallows and obstacles in the water column out to 500m. This will greatly increase the ship’s safety when exploring in risky waters. As an additional safety measure, operators can set automated alarms to be alerted when approaching a danger before it is too late.
“The Argos sonar’s highly-innovative technology assists in the prevention of collisions and groundings and a one of a kind addition to this yacht’s navigation toolbox,” said Andy Gifford of Telemar Yachting USA, the FarSounder dealer facilitating the purchase.
Whether a new build or refit, all vessels can be equipped with this technology. All of the three Argos series 3D Forward Looking Sonars are simple additions during the build or refit process and integratable with many bridge systems.
FarSounder, Inc. is a U.S. based high technology marine electronics manufacturer specializing in underwater acoustics. With unique patented technology, the company has a global customer base of commercial, government, and private sector users. The company is the recognized leader in real time 3D sonar systems and has been selling its flagship navigation and obstacle avoidance systems since 2004. FarSounder’s product lines include its Ship Protection System, which followed years of both IR&D and U.S. government funded research. The 2015 Tibbetts Award winning FarSounder Ship Protection System is for those owner/operators who demand the best solutions for assuring the safety of their passengers and crew. The system provides detection, classification, and alarms of underwater threats. Portside, platform, and shore based systems are also available for waterfront security.