Development of ARRTOO: A Long-Endurance, Hybrid-Powered, Oceanographic Research Vessel

Colin James Sauze, Mark James Neal, Paul Miller

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This paper describes the design, development, construction and demonstration of a hybrid (sail and electric motor) powered, small, robotic research vessel. The two-metre vessel is capable of speeds of up to five knots under sail and six knots using an electric motor without the need for human interaction. It is launchable by two people from the beach or a vessel. Plans are presented for scaling this design up to a 4.85 metre long version capable of reaching 10 knots when motoring.
Original languageEnglish
Title of host publicationRobotic Sailing 2013
Subtitle of host publicationProceedings of the 6th International Robotic Sailing Conference
EditorsFabrice Le Bars, Luc Jaulin
PublisherSpringer Nature
Number of pages12
ISBN (Electronic)978-3-319-02276-5
ISBN (Print)978-3-319-02275-8
Publication statusPublished - 02 Sept 2013


  • robotic sailing


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