FarSounder’s flagship navigation product, the FarSounder-1000 Forward Looking Sonar (FLS), has been selected by the OceanX exploration team to help provide safe passage for Alucia2, their new 85.3m research and exploration yacht. Admarel BV, a member of the Alewijnse Group, is the FarSounder dealer in the Netherlands instrumental in securing this sale.
This state-of-the-art explorer vessel is set to discover all of the sAlucia2 & FarSounderecrets of the ocean. FarSounder’s 3D FLS, with no moving parts, is an exemplary addition to Alucia2’s navigation capabilities. With the inclusion of a FarSounder-1000, operators of the vessel will be able to view a true underwater 3D image ahead of the ship up to 1000 meters range. The sonar’s highly-innovative technology will assist in the prevention of collisions and groundings as the OceanX team explores parts unknown.
The Alucia2 is a major refit project transforming the former Volstad Surveyor built in 2010 by Freire Shipyard into one of the most high-tech explorer vessels. This will enable the OceanX team to explore further and deeper into the world’s oceans than its predecessor, the M/V Alucia. Advanced wet and dry marine research labs as well as a media and production center, suitable for professional-grade film production are some of its innovative features. Principals involved with OceanX include Ray Dalio and his son Mark Dalio, along with famed director James Cameron.
As Alucia2 reaches to the furthest corners of the oceans, the OceanX team can rest-easy knowing the potential for safe exploration is greatly increased with a FarSounder-1000 leading the way. This will ultimately help them reach their goal of shedding light on the great mysteries of the ocean.
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.