“It floated!”

There was no doubt that the crew was excited after today’s successful prototype launch. This morning, a group of 6 team members went to the Royal Vancouver Yacht Club to check how the boat sat in the water. Although she is not autonomous yet, we drove her around with a remote control to do some initial speed testing. At 4 knots, we were surprised at how fast she cruised through the water.

This week we will be accelerating our development of a basic autonomous navigation system, and hopefully have something autonomous ready by next weekend. Needless to say, we are very excited about our progress and what is to come next.

At only 25 kg, the prototype can be easily lifted into and out of the water.


The small ship reached an average speed of 4 knots over 200 meters.

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