Saildrone designs, builds, and operates three classes of uncrewed surface vehicles (USVs) capable of providing year-round ocean intelligence. Each USV class is designed for a specific task: Explorer for ocean data collection, Voyager for maritime security, and Surveyor for deep-water ocean mapping.
Did you know?
Saildrone vehicles have sailed in every ocean on Earth.
Saildrone was founded by Richard Jenkins, who spent 10 years developing wind-powered vehicles in an effort to break the land speed record. After achieving that goal in 2009—in Nevada, with a speed of 126.2 mph—Jenkins decided to apply his wind-related technologies to uncrewed vehicles capable of collecting ocean data. Saildrone vehicles have now sailed in every ocean on Earth. In 2019, Saildrone completed the first autonomous circumnavigation of Antarctica, collecting critical data about air/sea carbon exchange along the way.