Mahi in short

Project Mahi is a passion project amongst several engineers with the ambitious goal to develop, build and launch an unmanned, autonomous vessel to cross the Atlantic Ocean. During the Atlantic crossing, the vessel will collect atmospheric and oceanographic data which will be sent via satellite connection to our website.


What's in a name?

MAHI's name comes from the majestic pelagic fish also known as mahi-mahi, dolphin fish or dorado. It is an acrobatic ocean predator found in offshore temperate, tropical and subtropical waters all around the globe.

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Let's present the boat!

Mahi will be a mono-hull measuring 4 x 1.2 x 0.5 meter. The hull will be constructed from composite materials and is designed to be streamlined, strong and light while allowing a maximal deck surface for solar cells.

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Which route to take?

The projected route takes Mahi from east to west, from Europe to the Caribbean. To our knowledge this will be the first time an autonomous unmanned surface vessel crosses the Atlantic Ocean.

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Mahi in the future

One can imagine the abundance of applications for which autonomous vessels can be used. Here we present four example of what autonomous vessels could do for you.

Mahi 'The Oceanographer'

Mahi can measure basic atmospheric and oceanographic parameters over vast areas of the world's oceans. This provides valuable data which allows to study and understand more of our oceans and global climate.

Mahi 'The Transporter'

What the drone will do for the transport of goods by use of unmanned aerial vehicles, Mahi will do for the transport of goods across the oceans.

Mahi 'The Inspector'

Mahi can be deployed to inspect eco-sensitive marine regions, crucial parts in offshore wind turbine parks and hard to reach stretches of the seas.

Mahi 'The Surveyor'

Mahi can be deployed to autonomously chart preprogrammed coastal regions.