Warwick, RI, headquartered Farsounder, Inc. reports that non-profit ocean exploration and media production company OceanX has selected flagship navigation product, the FarSounder-1000 Forward Looking Sonar (FLS) for its new 85.3 m research and exploration yacht, Alucia2.
Principals involved with OceanX include billionaire Ray Dalio and his son Mark Dalio, along with Hollywood director James Cameron
The Alucia2 is a major refit project transforming the former Volstad Surveyor, built in 2010 by Spain’s Freire Shipyard, into a high-tech exploration vessel. 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 the new ship’s innovative features. .
FarSounder’s 3D FLS, with no moving parts, is a significant 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 at up to 1,000 meters range. The sonar’s highly-innovative technology will assist in the prevention of collisions and groundings as the OceanX team explores parts unknown.
Admarel BV, a member of the Alewijnse Group, is the FarSounder dealer in the Netherlands instrumental in securing this sale.