Pulsar is a shallow drafted Cheetah Marine catamaran launched in 2006, and fully refitted during 2018 and acquired by SEP Hydrographic in May 2020.

Pulsar is powered by twin Mercury 60HP four-stroke outboard engines which generate a cruising speed above 18 knots. With a shallow draft and twin-hull design, the vessel is exceptionally manoeuvrable even at slow survey speeds and provides an incredibly stable survey platform, ideal for shallow water surveys.

Pre-mobilised and responsive service

Pulsar is permanently mobilised with a suite of high specification equipment to carry out asset inspection surveys, including a high-resolution scanning sonar, marine laser scanner and multibeam echosounder systems. The vessel can be equipped with additional geophysical survey sensors which can be tailored to project requirements. Our advanced survey equipment is installed using custom-built over the side mounts, providing repeatability. 

The survey equipment and personnel are housed within the forward cabin area of the vessel, providing a comfortable working environment.

Straightforward deployment

With a purpose-built trailer, the vessel is road-transportable, which enables a responsive and straightforward mobilisation. Depending upon the survey site, deployment and recovery can be facilitated either using a suitable local slipway or vessel hoist or crane. This responsiveness is particularly useful when dealing with an emergency survey, for example, following damage.

Rapid deployment
Rapid deployment
Advanced sensors
Advanced sensors
Stable survey platform
Stable survey platform

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Length (LOA)7.2m
Cruising Speed18 knots
Operating CodeMCA Cat 3 - 20 miles from safe haven