After investigating the state of the art products in this industry, Bertram identified VideoRay as an essential tool for the overall yachting experience. Weighing only eight pounds, the VideoRay is easily deployed overboard and can be operated by a single person with a simple remote control from either the comfort of their salon, the docks or even from land. Once deployed, the ROV captures live video that is transferred over to the high-definition television screen located on each Bertram yacht.
Underwater Video has Many Uses
The VideoRay is designed to capture any underwater study including an exciting day of diving or a quick overall hull inspection that is extremely useful in checking the condition of a boat’s props, rudders or anchor placement. Various models are available with depth ratings from 500 up to 1000 feet. A grabber arm is available to recover items on the seafloor – dropped sunglasses, keys, tools, or ancient treasures recently uncovered in Caribbean ports.
Each unit will be backed by a one year warranty, provided by VideoRay, which can be expanded and extended with VideoRay’s Comprehensive Support and Maintenance Program. This program provides protection from all mission related damage or loss and includes added technical support and training. Bertram has teamed up with Underwater Investigative Technologies, which was chosen as the third-party consultant for all of the training and support surrounding the VideoRay.
VideoRay at ShootOut
Shortly after the partnership was introduced, VideoRay was present at the Bertram-Hatteras Shootout XXIX Tournament, one of the premier fishing tournaments in the world. The units caused quite a stir, as every Bertram tournament guest was given the opportunity to test the ROV around their vessels. Once each team of fishermen got a chance to experience VideoRay capabilities and value, they instantly found a use for it. On the second day of fishing, groups of fishing crews and their captains insisted that their hulls be inspected by the VideoRay and continued requesting to use it as a tool during the tournament. After a quick inspection underneath their yachts, they were ready for the competition.
VideoRay claims that its ROV products are the smallest, lightest, fastest, and most easily deployed remotely operated vehicles, capturing the finest quality video underwater. They offer the best capabilities required by owners, crew, and guests for inspection, safety, portability and usability. With a variety of uses, the VideoRay appeals to both the cruising customer and hard-core fisherman alike.
VideoRay kits start at $6,000 and go up from there depending on the equipment.