Teledyne Oceanscience announces the release of the new Z-Boat 1250, a remotely operated hydrographic survey boat that is sturdy enough for tough terrain but light enough to be one person portable. The new Z-Boat 1250 is outfitted with a single beam echosounder and is ideally suited for inland waters such as streams, rivers, and lakes.

Teledyne new Oceanscience Z-Boat 1250’s new trimaran style boat has a lightweight hull manufactured from ABS plastic. The 1250 is IP67 rated, which makes it well suited to survey in most water conditions. Thanks also to its collapsible sliding crossbar, the new Z-Boat 1250 is easily transported by a single operator making surveys in remote areas possible. The new Z-Boat’s innovative propulsion system uses two thrusters, one in each outrigger, and an advanced 2.4 GHz remote control transmitter that differentially adjusts the two thrusters to steer the boat. The design is exceptionally rugged with no rudder or steering linkages.

Z Boat 1250 overhead“The new Z-Boat 1250’s lightweight design, IP67 rating, and modest price point make the boat ideal for a multitude of work environments and budgets” stated Shannon Searing, Teledyne Oceanscience Sales Manager. “We’re very excited to introduce this new product to our customers.”

Applications for the Z-Boat 1250 include mining pits and tailing ponds, environmentally sensitive areas, construction and inspection zones, dams and reservoirs, harbors, rivers, and more.

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