Automation Specialist Launches Global Dealer Network


Sea Machines Robotics, a specialist in autonomous vessel control technology, has established a new dealer programme to support the company’s sales across global marine markets.

According to a statement, the programme involves several strategic partners which are enabled to sell, install and service Sea Machines’ range of intelligent command and control systems.

SM Series products, as provided by Sea Machines, deliver task-driven and computer-guided vessel control to marine operators, making advanced autonomy available for both small-scale and large-scale operations.

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Included in Sea Machines’ deal network are US companies such as Navtronics and Marine Group Boat Works, Plymouth-based Pinpoint Electronics and Technology Ventures from the UAE.

Phil Bourque, Sea Machines’ Director of Business Development, said: “Establishing this dealer network ensures that customers have access to Sea Machines products and service on a global scale.

“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.”


Sea Machines' Global Dealer Network (Credit: Sea Machines)


Michael Gordon Johnson, Sea Machines CEO, added: “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.

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

“Our focus is on tech that enables a new era of marine and maritime operations, one that is empowered with increased capability, productivity and profitability.”

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With the SM product series now ready for installation aboard existing vessels, Sea Machines is developing advanced perception and navigation assistance technology for a range of vessel types, including container ships.

In early 2019, the company will begin testing its perception and situational awareness technology aboard one of Maersk’s new ice-class container ships.

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