• ScanFish XL
  • ScanFish XL

Multi-purpose, high-payload capacity ROTV for oceanographic surveys

ScanFish XL is the largest and latest addition to EIVA’s family of ScanFish remotely operated towed vehicles (ROTVs). Designed to host a payload of up to 400 kg, ScanFish XL offers freedom from sensor and instrumentation limitations of a typical ROTV, enabling comprehensive multi-instrument data collection with every runline.

By design, ScanFish XL is capable of what we refer to as 3D steering – meaning that it is able to navigate both vertically and horizontally through the water column, for greater flexibility in executing dynamic runlines.

ScanFish XL is built for an operational speed of up to 6 knots, but with inherently very low roll and pitch, the high stability of ScanFish XL makes it an ideal platform for payloads sensitive to unwanted movements.

Altogether, ScanFish XL delivers superior performance on subsea survey operations compared to work class ROV solutions, across key metrics including speed, cost and payload capacity.

As an optional extra, NaviPac Pro can provide autopilot guidance, enabling the ROTV to follow a predefined runline as instructed by the software.

Please note: The webshop price is excluding shipping fee. An EIVA employee will contact you when we receive your request to finalise all details.

249,995.00 excl VAT, excl shipping fee
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Delivery time: 4-10 weeks

Key benefits

  • Advanced navigation possibilities

    Advanced navigation possibilities

    By design, ScanFish XL is capable of what we refer to as 3D steering.

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    Advanced navigation possibilities

    By design, ScanFish XL is capable of what we refer to as 3D steering

    ScanFish XL is able to navigate both vertically and horizontally through the water column, for greater flexibility in executing dynamic runlines, when sideways currents influence the ROTV position, or long tow cables are used in deep water.

    The ROTV is built for an operational speed of up to 6 knots, but with inherently very low roll and pitch, the high stability of ScanFish XL makes it an ideal platform for payloads sensitive to unwanted movements.

    Altogether, ScanFish XL delivers superior performance on subsea survey operations compared to work class ROV solutions, across key metrics including speed, cost and payload capacity.

    As an optional extra, NaviPac Pro can provide autopilot guidance, enabling the ROTV to follow a predefined runline as instructed by the software.

  • Robust product with a long service life

    Robust product with a long service life

    The practical design of the ScanFish III models makes them so robust that they can be deployed in rough weather.

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    Robust product with a long service life

    Quality materials and easily replaced wear parts characterise the ScanFish III range and contribute to a high ROI through a long service life

    The practical design of the ScanFish III models makes them so robust that they can be deployed in rough weather. This saves time as the risk of downtime is vastly reduced. Two side plates with bars, which also function as handles, protect the body and facilitate handling, thus reducing the risks posed to the ROTV in the water and ensuring the safety of the crew during deployment and recovery.

  • What's included

    What's included

    Standard components of the ScanFish XL sensor platform.

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    What's included

    • Altimeter
    • Motion and depth sensors
    • 3D steering for horizontal and vertical movements
    • Flight control and monitor software
    • 2U 19" rack-mount topside power (1000 W)
    • Fiber comms unit
    • Extra MUX subsea bottle with fiber modem
    • Deck cable 30 m
    • Optional extra: NaviPac Pro for autopilot guidance
  • User-friendly control and monitoring software solution

    User-friendly control and monitoring software solution

    All ScanFish models come with the ScanFish III Flight software, which is an easy-to-use software system allowing for control and monitoring of the ROTV.

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    User-friendly control and monitoring software solution

    All ScanFish models come with the ScanFish III Flight software, which is an easy-to-use software system allowing for control and monitoring of the ROTV.

    Controlling the ROTV's movements in ScanFish III Fligh software

    Controlling the ROTV's movements in ScanFish III Flight software

    Only a minimum of training is required to prepare the crew to operate the ROTV, which means you will be ready to set sail within a short period of time. Moreover, there is no risk of wasting time on difficulties resulting from a complicated software user interface.

    Via the intuitive interface of ScanFish III Flight, you are in complete control of the position of the ROTV by defining its height compared to the seabed. At the same time, you can monitor its position in the water, and an alert panel will warn you of any irregularities.

    ScanFish III Flight software in action

    ScanFish III Flight in action

    On-site calibration

    A pre-flight feature allows for testing and calibration of the ScanFish ROTV on-site prior to deployment, promising you the highest possible performance and data quality.

    Recording of flight data

    Acquired ROTV data can be analysed by means of a flight recording feature. It enables you to play back all flights and, for example, quickly locate the cause of any irregularities, thus enhancing the quality of your results and saving survey time.

    Automatic control of winch

    ScanFish III Flight can be set up to control the winch towing the ScanFish ROTV, thereby ensuring an optimal cable length adjusted to the movements of the ROTV. This is especially relevant for the ScanFish Konia and ScanFish Rocio models.

Specifications

Payload
Up to 400 kg
ROTV dimensions
4.33 x 2.73 x 2.77 m
Total system weight
1,550 kg in air and neutrally buoyant in water (may be changed by payload)