Because the only best way is to collect the Sargassum from the sea before they die on the beaches and produce hydrogen sulfide, I designed a boat that is truly efficient and easy to maintain. A real floating debris and seaweeds harvester !
- the only harvesting boat approved and recommended by Florida Atlantic University – Brian Lapointe Ph. D. HARBOR BRANCH
- specially designed for the sea and resistant to corrosion
- great harvest width: up to 4.40 m /14.4ft thanks to its foldable arms
- high capacity harvesting: 17 m³ per trailer.
- Sargaboat© Evolution, can harvest more than 1000m³ for a work day of 8:00 hours
- non-stop working thanks to his trailers.
- It only needs 5 minutes to switch a full trailer by an empty trailer
- autonomous trailer, equipped with engine allowing to navigate towards the place of unloading.
- cockpit at the front: excellent visibility
- good maneuverability: 2 outboard motors ( catamaran )
- low center of gravity: good stability at sea
- specially designed to harvest along a floating net, a dock etc.
Very good rentability because:
- one Sargaboat© can have several trailers (Sargatrailer©)
- one Sargaboat© covers a large working area
- buying trailers is more economical than buying several boats
- cheaper maintenance
- best efficiency / price ratio
This catamaran boat will be able to work along our floating barriers to harvest the blocked seaweeds.
Our special floating barrier lets the sea turtles and other marine life pass under. This net has very narrow knitting and cannot catch fish.
Because on land we need garbage trucks to collect our garbage, I created the Sargaboat© Evolution, to collect those at sea !
The entire system is composed of the boat “Sargaboat©” and its trailer, “Sargatrailer©” and are catamaran type (2 hulls).
The part of the vessel (Sargaboat©) consists of two hulls which confer great stability. These two hulls are connected together by a rigid floor which serves as a connecting structure that allows to move on the boat. The steering position is on the front, allowing excellent visibility for harvesting floating debris. The propelling of the “boat – trailer” is provided by two motors (one for each hull) which allows excellent maneuverability (like a bulldozer). The hulls have a funnel shape that allows to collect floating objects over the whole width of the boat. This harvesting width may be increased with deflectors-like arms positioned at the front of each hull.
Floating wastes pass between the two hulls during the movement to arrive at the conveyor belt which is placed on the central part of the vessel. This conveyor belt occupies all the available width between the two hulls, and the lower part (the front of the belt) is deeply below the water surface, allowing optimal collection of floating debris and algae (Sargassum seaweeds). The belt of the conveyor belt is designed with a mesh grid more or less thin depending on the choice, and the boat’s collection target. This allows the conveyor belt to collect and to trace plastic debris (or Sargassum seaweeds) to its upper end which is located in the vertical alignment of the trailer (Sargatrailer©). By gravity, these floating debris (or Sargassum seaweeds) fall into the trailer to be stored temporarily. The trailer (Sargatrailer©) is attached to the boat by a flexible coupling that allows it to be detached from the boat and be replaced by an empty trailer. When the empty trailer is uncoupled, it can with its own propulsion system, reach the place of unloading.
This innovative trailer system is very advantageous as well for:
- the harvesting, which is interrupted for a very short time !
- the financial level, because a boat can work with multiple trailers which is considerably cheaper than a boat !
Sargassum 2018 – impacted zones*