Award winning multi-beam sonar manufacturer WASSP Ltd has debuted its latest system – now for super yacht applications.
WASSP-Wireless has been designed to address one of super yacht captains biggest concerns; underwater obstacle avoidance where hull damage or grounding the vessel is to be avoided at all costs.
Ideally suited to use when navigating in unknown waters or where marine charts lack sufficient detail, WASSP-Wireless takes the risk out of the equation for the captains of these very large and very expensive vessels.
Installed in the tender or support vessel of a super yacht, the WASSP-Wireless system uses a wifi radio link to send a real-time sea floor map back to the super yachts bridge system and display on a MaxSea navigation plotting platform – all in real-time.
Using a wide angle, multi beam transducer, WASSP-Wireless quickly and accurately covers the seafloor. With one pass at a depth of 20m, WASSP-Wireless will map a swath over 60m wide using 112 sonar beams and renders an information-rich 2D or 3D real-time image on the bridge.
Seafloor topography, rock or coral outcrops, obstacles are clearly identified giving large vessels the opportunity to navigate safely into or through areas that would have previously been seen as ‘off limits’.
WASSP Managing Director Gareth Hodson says the systems ease of installation makes it the perfect application for large luxury vessels.
“Unlike other avoidance systems, the transducer is mounted in the hull of the tender, thereby avoiding the need to slip and engineer transducer hull penetrations on the super yacht – usually an exercise super yacht owners like to avoid,” says Hodson.
“Alternatively for ‘rapid deployment’ the transducer can be pole mounted to the side of a tender.”
With over 700 WASSP systems installed globally, WASSP is used in a wide variety of commercial applications from defence, hydrographic to commercial fishing. Its proven design, performance and reliability in these demanding markets makes it an ideal candidate for super yachts where the same system requirements are expected.
Specifically designed for super yacht applications, WASSP-Wireless is simple to install, easy to use and provides a complete solution to exploring uncharted locations and anchorages.
Click to view the WASSP-Wireless demonstration video: http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=J6CTyIHzuFE
WASSP is supported by a global network of authorised distributors – http://www.wassp.com
For further information please contact:
WASSP Ltd, Ph +64 9-373 5595
About WASSP Ltd
WASSP Ltd, an ENL Group Company, WASSP is a world leader in multibeam sonar technology.
WASSP multibeam sonar’s allow a wide spectrum of marine users to map the seafloor and see detailed information in the water column using its wide sonar coverage.
The technology accurately profiles the water column and seafloor highlighting reefs, wrecks, fish schools, seafloor hardness changes and foreign objects in the water column or on the seafloor. The information is presented in user-friendly displays, all controlled via a mouse and stored on computer hard drive for future use.
About ENL Group
Electronic Navigation Ltd (ENL) is New Zealand’s premier marine electronics company.
Founded in 1946, ENL is a privately owned company that has earned a solid reputation for genuine service, innovation and supplying quality marine electronic products, with over 60 years experience within the marine industry.
Through a comprehensive network of technical service dealers and recreational dealers, ENL excels at its traditional activity of providing nationwide distribution of marine electronics.