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Seabotix Rugged, Capable, Compact ROV's.

ROV Reviews

1000 meters / 3200 ft.
105 kg
500 kg / 1100 lbs.
1778 mm / 70 inches
1066 mm / 42 inches
1219 mm / 48 inches

-Forward - 220 kgf
-Lateral - 170 kgf
-Vertical - 75 kgf

-3 knots
-Brushless DC Thruster Type: SM5
-Adjustable Power Settings - Yes

Auto Functions:
-Heading - Yes
-Depth - Yes
-Altitude - Option

Camera Mounting:
-Tilt Platform - No
-Pan and Tilt - Yes

-Dimmable fused lights - 4
-Total Power - 600 Watts
-Lighting Control Channels - 2
-Typical Manipulator Fit - 1 x 5F and 1 x 6F

P A N T H E R  P L U S     C H A R A C T E R I S T I C S

-Seaeye Panther Plus is a development of the Seaeye Panther in response to an original operational requirement developed with Aberdeen based ROV company, Rovtech, who operate the largest fleet of Seaeye ROVs including Seaeye Panthers - and now Panther Plus.

-The principal requirement was for greater power, payload, interface capability and a true light weight work class ROV.

-Forward thrust has been doubled to an impressive 220 kg with lateral thrust increased from 85 kg to 170 kg with a relatively small increase of the vehicle's in air weight to 500 kg. Payload has been increased to 105 kg. These improved performance figures translate into handling characteristics that pilots report as being 'simply spectacular.'

-Visually, the distinguishing feature of the Seaeye Panther Plus is the additional 4 vectored SM5 brushless DC thrusters making a total of 8 vectored thrusters in pairs. The ROV frame has been slightly enlarged to accommodate these thrusters, improve through frame water flow and provide space for a 12 function hydraulic valve pack for tooling and manipulator applications.

-Typical Panther applications include drill support and survey operations, for which the vehicle is fully interfaced.

-A basic ROV system comprises the Vehicle, a Surface Control Unit, a Hand Controller and a Power Supply Unit. The surface control unit and PSU can be supplied free standing or containerised. The Control Container can be Zone II rated or rated for safe area operations and can be air conditioned.

-Although free swimming operations are possible with up to 500 metres of tether this ROV is normally deployed using a Seaeye Tether Management System (TMS) to minimise the effect of current on the vehicle's performance. The standard TMS is a garage with a bale arm, level wind and 150 metre capacity of tether. A variation of the Seaeye Type 5 winch and slip ring TMS is also available to provide ROV excursions to 200 metres

-A skid mounted 'A' frame and lifting winch with 1200 metres of armoured lift umbilical is offered as a compact combined unit to launch and recover a TMS garaged Seaeye Panther Plus. This can be offered rated for hazardous area Zone II operations or to for 'safe area' operations and is known as a 'LARS' or Launch and Recovery System. Alternatively you may have your own crane available and may only require the lifting winch and armoured umbilical with an umbilical sheave, a lock-latch release mechanism and vehicle bullet for launch and recovery.


We try to provide the most up to date, recent specifications on these ROV systems. However, ROV system specifications are changing all the time, so please double check with the manufacturer to insure the specifications are correct before making a decision in using or purchasing these systems.


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