Cheetah Marine has delivered a 7.9-metre hydrographic survey vessel Archi-Med to the south of France for a location handover and training program.
To be based at Sete, Archi-Med will be used for hydrographic work including seafloor mapping through the Occitane region on the French Mediterranean coast.
Archi-Med features Cheetah Marine’s patented hydropod system that provides accurate positioning of survey equipment during transit and survey phases.
A swinging davit fitted to the aft wheelhouse bulkhead with an electric and manual winch provides lifting for the central moonpool sonar head and deployment via the starboard side door for additional survey equipment.
Archie-Med is powered by twin Honda 100kW outboards producing top speeds on sea trials of 31 knots.
The survey-style cabin features helm and navigator suspension seats, portside work bench with 48 centimetres racking and starboard side seating.
A Honda 2kVa generator provides additional power for the winch and onboard electrical systems.