Autonomous & Remote Command Technology for Marine industries

Enhancing vessel safety, efficiency, and capability


2 In-House Test Vessels
3 Pilot Programs (2017)
450 Operational Hours Completed
20   Million Global Vessel Count


Sea Machines builds Autonomous Control & Remote Command Systems to upgrade the operation of existing or new build marine vessels.  Our technology can be used for unmanned piloting of vessels to improve productivity and efficiency as well as safe operations in hazardous environments.


Sea Machines’ Autonomous Control System for work boats uses common vessel-based instruments and proprietary algorithms to give the watercraft a degree of self-awareness, enabling the boat to efficiently self-motor from point-to-point while avoiding active & passive obstacles or collaborate in tandem with another vessel.  The system links to all on-board propulsion, steering, and thrust machinery for active vessel control as well as necessary instruments and sensors.  A remote user interface is provided for command and control as well as data reception from the autonomous vessel.

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Sea Machines’ proprietary industrial control architecture that is specially-developed with robustness and reliability, absolutes for hard-working vessels.  Standardized with pilot-ready navigation and common task algorithms.  With built-in middleware to accept 3rd party software plug ins for payload control and data collection.

In The Press

Crowley’s Todd Busch Joins Sea Machines board of directors. Article link

Maritime Executive article

Maritime Executive August 2017

East Boston startup Sea Machines just put their second unmanned surface vessel in the water. Article link

CBS Boston article

CBS Boston July 2017

We welcome Phil Bourque to the crew as Director of Business Development. Article link

Marine Technology News article

Marine Technology News July 2017

Sea Machines is bringing autonomous self-driving systems to the world of workboats. Article link

Marine News article

MarineNews June 2017

Sea Machines Robotics Inc. has raised $1.5 million to support beta tests of its marine self-driving system. Article link

Boston Business Journal article

Boston Business Journal May 2017

Sea Machines Robotics was named a $50,000 GOLD-level Boston winner at the annual MassChallenge Awards. Article link

Marine Technology News article

Marine Technology News November 2016

Sea Machines Robotics autonomous vessel technology featured in Boston Globe newspaper on July 29, 2016. Article link

Boston Globe cover

Boston GlobeJuly 2016

SEA MACHINES look at how to improve the safety and efficiency of spill recovery and other operations. Article link

Oil Field technology article

Oil Field technology October 2015

U.S.-based Sea Machines is developing unmanned work boats for the maritime and offshore industries. Article link

Maritime Executive article

Maritime Executive September 2015

Sea Machines and Founder Michael Gordon Johnson appears in issue of Maritime Reporter & Engineering News Magazine. Article link

Maritime Reporter article

Maritime Reporter & Engineering August 2015

Custom Machines (USV)

Sea Machines is partnered with Jensen Maritime Naval Architects in designing these customized autonomous commercial work boats.  Please contact us for pricing and additional information.



Autonomous Tugboat - 20ft


Spill Responder - 32ft


Autonomous Surveyor - 20ft


Sea Machines Robotics is a forward looking autonomous technology company that specializes in advanced control technology for work boats and other commercial surface vessels. Based in Boston and operating globally, the company is driven by a crew of mariners, engineers, coders, and autonomy scientists.

Michael Johnson

Michael G. Johnson

Founder | CEO
David Fieuw

David Fieuw

Chief Engineer
Mike Cammack

Mike Cammack

Director of Operations
Mohamed Saad Ibn Seddik

Mohamed Saad Ibn Seddik

Autonomy Scientist, PhD
Philip Bourque

Philip Bourque

Director of Business Development
Peter Holm

Peter Holm

European Director

Sea Machines is hiring. We are always interested in receiving resumes from interested candidates.

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