MARCH 23, 2022
At DLBA, it is our privilege and our pleasure to stay on top of the latest trends and technologies and be in a league with others who are doing the same. We are performing for DARPA on the No Manning Required Ship (NOMARS) program to look into the future and explore what capabilities can be achieved with a vessel designed without the ability to carry crew or guests on board. In 2021, our parent company Gibbs & Cox was acquired by Leidos, which complements our autonomous vessel team with their resources who gained experience in the Seahawk and Sea Hunter government programs. We’re combining forces to explore what we can do with fancy cameras and artificial intelligence – check out our thoughts here.
Beyond Autonomy, we are also looking into the possibilities provided by electric power both from a technical and environmental standpoint. Electric power provides great possibilities not just for systems on board yachts, but also for tenders. Several builders such has Hodgdon, Hinckley, and Ribbon Yachts all have electric solutions for tenders. Propulsion is our next area of exploration in regard to electric power. If you haven’t already checked out our webinar “Electric Propulsion: Pros, Cons, and FYIs,” we encourage you to do so, and also reach out to us at any time with your ideas and questions. We love to talk boats and look forward to providing you with electric solutions at sea!
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