Finally, we are bringing in the world the excellence in mechatronics of Region Lombardy. MaxiCrab project, ID 3156753 is co-financed 50% by the program Tech Fast fondi POR-FESR 2014-2020 (first ranked project in the Region).
MaxiCrab: the underwater drone to clean the yachts’ keel
Hull cleaning has a direct impact on fuel consumption and climate change and on running costs. This problem recently exploded due to water temperature increase (that facilitates algae proliferation on keels) and legislation to limit biocide use in keels paintings (facilitating again algae diffusion on keels).
We successfully launched Keelcrab, a winning man – machine cooperation: the drone cleans diving and the operator drives through a console. We already sold +250 units for pleasure boats up to 24 m, in +50 countries, all of them manufactured in our lab close to the Como Lake.
Scope of MaxiCrab project is to produce and test a prototype of a new larger and upgraded underwater drone to be used on yachts (24 to 50 m). It will have a larger cleaning brush, an improved power of adhesion to the keel, new electronic, additional working features, revised design.