Designed from the ground up to autonomously inspect, map and clean the hull of a boat without a human operator present. Hullbot stops the growth of marine organisms, improving performance and extending time between haul-outs.Our robots are now live in action in Sydney Harbour.
Our robot’s advanced cleaning system is capable of providing variable cleaning pressure for a range of fouling - from slime to early stage heavy growth.
Our robot’s integrated cameras let it know where it is and where it needs to go underwater. It is also able to do inspections and 3D mapping.
Hullbot provides owners with a perfectly clean hull and peace of mind. The robotic system is designed to clean your boat every day so that the hull always has optimal performance. Regular cleaning keeps the hull free from slime, weed and shell.
Boats are hauled out of the water, cleaned, and painted with antifouling paints each year. It’s expensive and inconvenient, and most antifouling paint ends up in the environment. Hullbot keeps your boat clean and free from slime year round.
Our robot uses state-of-the-art technology to know where it is and where it needs to go. Sonar is nowhere near accurate enough and radar, lidar and GPS do not work underwater.
Our robot can produce detailed and accurate 3D models of boats from underwater. These can be used to assess damage, fouling levels and identify mechanical wear and tear.
Keeping hulls clean saves fuel and reduces carbon emissions. Antifouling paints are ineffective and boats can use up to 15% more fuel after only a week of slime growing on the hull.
Keeping hulls clean prevents the transferral of invasive species which can destabilise marine ecosystems. By collecting and intelligently processing data, we are able to identify the level and species of fouling on the hull, and know what paints work where and when.
We’re a rapidly growing team of engineers, designers, and product specialists on a mission to improve the quality of life on and under water.