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Revolutionizing Harbor and Marina Clean-up with SEABOTS

10 July 2023 By Hannah Rankine for GPA Innova
GPA Innova's green SEABOT
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Are robots really taking over the world? When it comes to harbor and marina clean-ups, perhaps they are. Ocean conservation specialist SEABOTS presents the SB100 Cleaner—a ground-breaking automated water surface cleaning system able to collect waste that sits on the surface of the water. By harnessing advanced technology, SEABOTS aims to revolutionize pollution control in harbors and marinas all over the world, offering a sustainable and efficient solution to maintain a pristine marine environment.

The Rising Tide of Pollution

Harbors and marinas, bustling with activity and serving as gateways to the oceans, face increasing pollution risks. According to non-profit organization Oceana, an estimated 33 billion pounds of plastic enter the ocean every year—and that’s just plastic. From oil spills and floating debris to harmful chemicals and plastic waste, traditional cleaning methods relying on manual labor are proving inadequate.

The presence of waste in harbors and marinas is not only detrimental to the environment but it also creates an unwelcome experience for visiting yachts and tarnishes the aesthetic of these picturesque waterways. Investing in SEABOTS not only ensures a cleaner and healthier marine environment but it also enhances the overall experience for visitors and superyacht guests.

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What’s more, these robotic champions are powered by electric propulsion, eliminating the need for fuel consumption and the associated pollution. By running on electricity, the SB100 Cleaner operates silently and efficiently, without emitting harmful substances into the water. This clean energy approach ensures that the very act of cleaning does not contribute to further pollution.

The Automated Cleaning Solution

Equipped with cutting-edge technology, the SB100 Cleaner navigates harbors and marinas with precision. Present in more than 20 countries across the globe, the SB100 CLEANER is a compact unmanned surface vehicle able to glide across the water and collect up to 30 liters of waste. It is equipped with a semi-autonomous system that can be used either manually or with autopilot functionality.

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Weighing just 25 kilograms, the SB100 CLEANER can be conveniently transported, allowing for quick and effortless deployment and recovery from the water. With a fast-learning curve facilitated by its comprehensive one-day training plan, users can quickly adapt to operating the system effectively.

The SB100 CLEANER exhibits impressive performance capabilities, with the ability to operate for approximately five to six hours on a single battery charge. This allows for extended cleaning sessions, covering significant areas of harbors and marinas without interruption. When the battery power starts to dwindle, the process of replacing it is remarkably efficient, with operators able to swiftly swap out the depleted battery with a fully charged one. With minimal downtime, the SB100 CLEARER is ready to dive back into action, ensuring continuous and uninterrupted cleaning operations to maintain the pristine condition of water surfaces.

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Designed with user-friendliness in mind, the SB100 CLEANER also features a streamlined waste removal process, allowing for easy and hassle-free waste disposal. After gathering and storing pollutants during their cleaning operations, harbor masters and marina managers can quickly and effortlessly empty and clean the SB100 CLEANER, ensuring a smooth and seamless workflow.

Designed to operate with minimal manpower, the SB100 CLEANER reduces operating costs by requiring only one operator. Additionally, the implementation of electric propulsion and heavy-duty components leads to reduced maintenance costs over time.

To find out more about how SEABOTS could revolutionize your marina clean-up operations, contact them directly today.

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