The HyDrone™ Unmanned Surface Vehicle (USV) by Seafloor Systems is a one-man portable remote control-operated catamaran platform developed for hydrographic survey applications. It has a lightweight, wide profile and watertight construction to provide stability and ruggedness. And with the addition of the dependable HydroLite-TM portable echosounder kit, the HyDrone™ accomplishes the same results as more expensive remotely-controlled survey systems. The HyDrone™ is made from professional grade, water-tight marine components and readily disassembles for ease of transport.

Key features of the Hydrone USV:

  • Hull Length: 45.6 in. / 116 cm

  • Hull Width: 8.2 in. / 21 cm

  • Full Width: 29 in. / 73 cm

  • Survey Speed: 3 kn

  • Top Speed: 6 kn (payload dependent)

  • Battery Endurance: 8 hours at survey speed

  • Remote Control: 2.4GHz long-range RCU

  • Remote Range: Up to 1 km

Key hydrographic survey applications include inspection / survey of mines, sewage treatment plants, contaminated lakes, and rivers.

Click on the video menu above to access the informative videos we’ve prepared to introduce you to the Seafloor HyDrone USV.  In this series of brief videos, you can gain more insight and information about the value of the HyDrone, including:

  1. Overview and purpose of the technology;

  2. Core features and benefits provided;

  3. Key applications and uses; and

  4. Demonstration of its operation and functionality.


We invite you to view these videos and begin to experience the professional power, reliability and productivity of the Seafloor HyDrone.