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Introducing Oceandrone, the eco-robotic sailing craft that reduces operational costs

The Oceandrone's patent pending ‘pocket keel’ innovation prevents damage to the sail even if the vessel capsizes.

Innovo has developed the Oceandrone, an autonomous eco-robotic wind and solar powered sailing craft designed to operate 24-hours a day, 7-days a week, 365-days a year in extreme weather conditions. Targeting the Oceanology, Data Collection, Fisheries and Security sectors, Oceandrone is the result of Innovo’s decades of experience in underwater robotics and the technical advancements made in America’s Cup racing sails.


  • Surface tracking drone to support Autonomous Underwater Vehicle (AUV)
  • Autonomous drone for survey / met-ocean activities
  • Autonomous surveillance and reconnaissance.


  • Using our patent pending ‘pocket keel’ innovation, the sail can be retracted (partially or totally) inside the keel when not in use. This completely sheltered system prevents damage to the sail even if the vessel capsizes
  • Sail and solar propulsion system
  • Deck area free of equipment to allow for the installation of: solar cells which will charge the batteries to operate the propeller and control systems; bespoke package of communication and surveillance devices
  • Can be operated remotely.


  • Offers autonomous operations in all sea conditions 24-hours a day, 7-days a week, 365-days a year
  • Reduces the need for an AUV support vessel making a significant contribution to achieving net-zero carbon dioxide (CO2) emissions
  • Reduces the probability of workers encountering danger when measuring hazardous areas and complex routes
  • Saves labour and fuel costs.

A one-third scale prototype model is due for completion Q1 2021.

For more information contact:
Garry Millard, Corporate Business Development Director
T +44 1224 285870, M +44 7387 934659, E, Skype garry.millard