Press Releases Sea Machines Robotics Unveils SELKIE: The Future of Autonomous Vessels

April 16, 2024

Boston, USA: In a momentous move that will further the flood tide of autonomous marine operations, Sea Machines Robotics proudly announces the launch of SELKIE, its latest innovation in unmanned surface vessels (USVs). The first model, SELKIE 7, is a 7 meter USV powered by the company’s flagship SM300 Autonomous Command and Control system, SELKIE represents a leap forward in autonomous technology and a new era of marine exploration and operations.

As the first turnkey autonomous vessel released by Sea Machines, SELKIE is poised to revolutionize industries ranging from hydrographic surveying, offshore asset inspection, and persistent on water operations such as security and environmental studies. SELKIE is the ideal full solution USV for any task-driven workboat fleet operator.

Key Features of SELKIE Include:

· Robust Autonomous Functions: SELKIE boasts cutting-edge autonomous capabilities, granting users access to advanced functions.

· Easy to Use: Quick to learn and ready to command via the highly intuitive single-screen graphical user interface.

· Survey Ready: With an under-keel sonar mount, CTD winch, and ample power and space to mount customer hardware.

· Integrated Payload / Cargo Bay: Equipped with generous built-in cargo storage, equivalent to 2 x 1.3 meters (2 Euro Pallets), SELKIE is perfect for long range logistics. Also complete with remotely controllable deck hatches for deploying payloads at sea like inspection or surveillance UAVs at sea.

· High Operational Endurance: With its efficient design and diesel propulsion, SELKIE offers an extended operational range for a vessel of her size.

“She’s finally here with 9 years of autonomous development and on water use behind SELKIE; our overarching goal is to give customers, the world’s fleet operators, products that enable them to capture new and substantial value from their work” exclaimed Michael G. Johnson, Founder and CEO of Sea Machines Robotics. “With SELKIE, commercial operators, researchers, and security agencies can go further, do more, do it better, with less costly or restrictive effort.

About Sea Machines Robotics:

Based in the bustling tech hub of Boston and with a global presence, Sea Machines Robotics, Inc. is a trailblazer in autonomous command and control and advanced perception systems for the marine industry. Founded in 2017, the company develops autonomous vessel software and systems that enhance the safety, efficiency, and performance of ships, workboats, and commercial passenger vessels. Learn more about Sea Machines at


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