Mahi One starts autonomous transatlantic adventure!


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    The team behind a project Mahi launched their autonomous unmanned boat called "Mahi One" on July 25th.

    At 9 a.m. Mahi One sailed out of the channel of Les Sables d’Olonne to begin his 7000 km journey.

    photo: projectmahi.com;link: https://projectmahi.com/index.html;licence:;desc: Mahi one (surrounded by its team - bottom left: Bertold Van den Bergh, top left: Andreas Belderbos, top right: Pieter-Jan Note, bottom right: Julien Meert) is a mono-hull measuring 4 x 1 x 0.5 meter. The hull is constructed from composite materials and is designed to be streamlined, strong and light while allowing a maximal deck surface for solar cells.;

    The boat will cross the Atlantic Ocean from Les Sables d’Olonne, France to Point-à-Pitre, Guadeloupe and will be on the road for about 3 months. An autonomous crossing from Europe to America is a world first.

    photo: projectmahi.com;link: https://projectmahi.com/index.html;licence:;desc: The boat was launched on July 25th from France and is expected to reach Guadalope in 3 months.;

    photo: projectmahi.com;link: https://projectmahi.com/index.html;licence:;desc: Mahi One will communicate by exchanging data through an onboard modem, GPS and automatic identification system.;

    The boat is propelled by an electric motor that is supplied with electricity from the solar panels. During the crossing Mahi One will perform ocean measurements that are sent to various research institutions and take pictures of his crossing which can be viewed on the tracking page of the Mahi project.

    photo: projectmahi.com;link: http://projectmahi.datylon.com;licence:;desc: Mahi project uses Windy API to track the path.;

    The entire tour can be followed on the Project Mahi website www.projectmahi.com and tracked on projectmahi.datylon.com.

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