Sea Machines Robotics establishes new dealer program to further reach of its autonomous vessel control technology



Sea Machines Robotics has established a new dealer program that will be used to support the global sales of the company’s autonomous vessel control technology across key commercial marine markets.

The program includes several strategic partners who are authorized to sell, install and service Sea Machines’ line of intelligent command and control systems for workboats.

The Sea Machines dealer network includes several initial builders and specialists such as Marine Group Boat Works in San Diego, California, Pinpoint Electronics in Plymouth, United Kingdom, and Technology Ventures in the United Arab Emirates.

“Establishing this dealer network ensures that customers have access to Sea Machines products and service on a global scale,” explains Phil Bourque, director, business development.

“We consider each dealer an extension of the Sea Machines factory team, as they are ready to support SM series products from initial sale through post-installation. We look forward to announcing additional dealers in the coming months.”

According to Sea Machines, its SM Series products, SM300 and SM200, provides marine operators a new era of “task-driven, computer-guided vessel control,” ultimately bringing advanced autonomy within reach for both small and large-scale operations alike.

The company’s SM product series can be installed on existing or new-build commercial vessels, and Sea Machines says that a return on investment can typically be seen within a year.

Additionally, Sea Machines is also currently developing advanced perception and navigation assistance technology for a variety of vessel types, including container ships.

The company expects to begin testing of its perception and situational awareness technology aboard one of A.P. Moller-Maersk’s new ice-class container ships at some point this year.

“With four years of technical development and product testing now completed, we are offering the SM Series of products to the global marine market with extreme confidence,” says company founder and CEO Michael Gordon Johnson.

“Autonomous and remote-control capability unlock real value in traditional marine operations and open new opportunities on water.”