M/Y Falcon Selects FarSounder Sonar for Ship Navigation System

FarSounder, Inc., a provider of innovative 3D Forward Looking Marine Sonar Systems, is pleased to announce the signing of a contract with the ownership of Project Falcon to supply it's FS-3DT navigation and obstacle avoidance sonar system for this exceptional 220 foot (67.1 meter) yacht.

The yacht is currently under construction at Lürssen Shipyard in Rendsburg, Germany. Moran Yacht and Ship of Ft. Lauderdale, FL is spearheading construction services as the owner's representative.

"Both the owner of the yacht and the Project Manager, Captain Kyle Fultz, recognize the advantage that this advanced technology will bring to the operation and navigation capability of the yacht," said FarSounder Chief Executive Officer, Cheryl M. Zimmerman. "We are pleased to have the opportunity to include our unique sonar system into the advanced integrated bridge system planned for Project Falcon".

"We strive to incorporate the most advanced equipment for both maneuverability and safety." said Captain Kyle Fultz. "Finally, there is a forward looking obstacle avoidance system available that offers the information that is truly needed for safe navigation."

Used for obstacle avoidance and shallow water navigation, FarSounder FS-3 sonars are capable of generating a complete 3-dimensional image of the sea floor and in-water objects at navigationally significant ranges with a single ping. The small, lightweight sonar can be installed on new-builds or retrofitted into existing vessels. This new sonar technology revolutionizes marine navigation, especially in shallow areas. These systems overcome the traditional shallow water sonar limitations including multi-path and visualization of a clear, easy to understand 3D sonar image. The standard user interface software includes automated alarms, BSB chart plotting capabilities, and GPS, compass, and depth sounder display capabilities. Versions of the sonars can also be used on submarines, remotely operated vehicles (ROV) or autonomous underwater vehicles (AUV). The technology is also appropriate for security and defense applications.