32km separate the UK from France. As we were travelling back from the Oceanology International show last year in our van, we wondered: « why couldn’t the YUCO do the same thing? »
A year later, the SEABER team with their YUCO, a micro-sized underwater vehicle weighing 10kg and measuring 1 meter long, made the crossing! ⤵️
Launched from Folkestone in the UK and recovered by the beach in Wissant in France, the YUCO crossed the English Channel in less than 8 hours. It navigated 39km with high accuracy by resurfacing 4 times during the crossing with still 35% of autonomy! 🚀
This is the very first micro autonomous underwater vehicle to accomplish this incredible mission. This allowed us to develop and test brand new features in the meantime that will soon be available for our customers.
Congratulations to the entire SEABER team for making it real and for everyone’s involvement in this project, especially @Charles Goudaert, the Project Manager who carefully prepared the YUCO underwater crossing in one of the world’s most challenging underwater environment and followed every detail smoothly for D-Day. 👏
Once again, it’s such an honor to work with such passionate people who are doing their best to accomplish such amazing projects!
And a very big thanks the @RS Aqua team for their support on the UK side and their wonderful video!! We were delighted to collaborate with you on this. 🤩
SEABER is one of the member companies of @Pôle Mer Bretagne Atlantique supported by BPI France and Région Bretagne.