If you have seen images of the wreck of the Titanic, then you are already familar with ROVs(remotely operated vehicles). ROVs can take cameras places underwater that are too dangerous or remote for humans.
ROVs have now made the leap from ocean explorers to boaters, thanks to Bertram Yacht and an exclusive partnership with VideoRay LLC.
The VideoRay ROV will be available to all Bertram owners through the Bertram website and will also be offered as a pre-wired option on new Bertram yachts.
VideoRays are the smallest, lightest, fastest, and most easily deployed remotely operated vehicles, capturing high-quality video underwater.
According to VideoRay’s website, Bertram identified VideoRay as an essential tool for the overall yachting experience. Weighing only eight pounds, the VideoRay is easily deployed overboard and can be operated by a single person with a simple remote control from either the comfort of their salon, the docks or even from land. Once deployed, the ROV captures live video that is transferred over to the high-definition television screen located on each Bertram yacht.
It is designed to capture any underwater study including an exciting day of diving or a quick overall hull inspection that is extremely useful in checking the condition of a boat’s props, rudders or anchor placement. Various models are available with depth ratings from 500 up to 1000 feet. A grabber arm is available to recover items on the seafloor – dropped sunglasses, keys, tools, or ancient treasures recently uncovered in Caribbean ports.