2011 Seawork Innovation Showcase award winning MSV Explorer, brings marine world closer to everyone without the fright or the bite.
Due to a close encounter with a large Shark whilst swimming half a mile off shore, Concept Designer Chris Garner has developed a range of unique craft that provide the public with the opportunity of experiencing first hand the diversity of the Marine Environment in comfort and total safety.
Whilst the MSVex looks like a mini-sub, it is in fact an electrically powered, dual joystick controlled,
dry cockpit surface water craft, meticulously designed and engineered to place two observers within an acrylic
cockpit below the surface of the ocean at a constant
1.2 metres, with a topside principal pilot seat.
Altogether, the MSVex provides a completely breathtaking 360 degree panorama of the sub-surface marine environment for the two observers sitting side by side in the lower cockpit and a full 360 degree topside visibility for the principal pilot sitting above, without the need for scuba gear or any specialist training.
To control the MSVex is simplicity itself, with dual joysticks and topside joystick override. Simply push the joystick in any direction and go. The MSVex is so manoeuvrable it is capable of turning on its own axis and is powerful enough to keep pace with large marine creatures such as the awesome Whale Shark.
Although the standard MSVex has been designed to meet the needs of Sea Safari Tourism, with a tactile, simple and intuitive control system for all to use during the day or night, other models are also available to support many more Commercial Marine Activities, such as Film making, TV documentaries, Surveying, Security, Treasure hunting and Marine Conservation.
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MSV Explorer SP-02 (Combined Rig)
Although developing the MSVex models could be deemed as a large enough step to take, it was clear to our designer, that whilst in the water all mini subs and similar craft such as the MSVex are within their intended element, delivery of such craft into the ocean is inherently problematic.
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Accordingly, Chris Garner has also designed a range of purpose built catamarans with a unique hydraulic lifting bay set within the floating hulls at the rear of the vessels, which quickly and safely deploys and recovers all MSVex models and any other similar size craft up to 3 tonnes for the smallest MSVex SP-02 catamaran (at 13m x by 5.7m) and up to a massive 12 tonnes for the largest catamaran in the range, being 18 metres x 7 metres.
All the MSVex SP-02 cats are extremely robust, quick and economical to run, are coded category 2+ and can carry 12+ paying guests, with full live aboard facilities on board the larger vessels for extended Sea Safari Charters, making the MSVex Safari Rig a Spectacular Quayside Turn Key Operation within any Five Star Resort areas around the world.
MSV Explorer SP-02 combined rig
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