New Zealand: Multi-beam sonar manufacturer WASSP has released its latest system for super yacht applications. WASSP-Wireless has been designed to address super yacht captains’ concerns about underwater obstacle avoidance, hull damage or grounding the vessel. Used for navigating in unknown waters or where marine charts lack sufficient detail, WASSP-Wireless aims to take 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.
Source: Marine link