Panther-XT Plus

The high current shallow water survey and light work vehicle. 

The Panther-XT Plus is a 1000m rated vehicle fitted with ten 500 Volt DC thrusters - eight horizontal and two vertical - with the option of a third vertical thruster, providing the Panther-XT Plus with exceptional handling and speeds of up to four knots. 

The high-powered Panther-XT Plus accommodates two Schilling Orion manipulators plus a wide range of sensors and heavy duty tooling skids, making it ideal for tasks that include drill support, pipeline survey, IRM, and salvage.

Available as a free swimmer or in conjunction with a Tether Management System (TMS) and an A Frame Launch and Recovery system (LARS) with surface equipment available as either free-standing units or integrated into a control cabin.



With ten powerful thrusters and a high payload, the Panther-XT Plus has exceptional handling and a speed of four knots while still maintaining a small footprint.


Designed to carry a range of survey and heavy duty tooling options, which are fitted within the vehicle.

Industry proven 

Renowned for an excellent record as a light work and survey vehicle working in shallow water high current conditions.

Panther-XT Plus Overview
  • Two Surface Power Supply Units and a Surface Control Unit supplied as free standing units or fitted inside an air conditioned control container.

  • Surface Equipment includes Hand Control Unit, keyboard and two colour monitors. An additional hand control unit is available for systems fitted with a manipulator skid.

  • Cabin Junction Box for connections between the surface and subsea. Includes Fibre Optic MUX with video and data connections. Additional MUX options available.

  • Available as a free swimming ROV or in conjunction with a Type 8 Tether Management System (TMS) for depths up to 1000 m.

  • ROV rated to 1000m fitted with eight horizontal thrusters and two vertical thrusters supplied with 500 Volts DC. ROV is fitted with two electronics pods; a main and an auxiliary. The main pod provides interfaces for four LED lights, up to four cameras, a depth sensor and a solid state compass (located inside the main electronics pod) for vehicle auto heading and auto depth. Auto altitude is available as an option when an altimeter is fitted. Several versions of the auxiliary pod are available to meet specific customer's requirements. 


Technical Specifications
Panther-XT Plus

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Weight in air (kg)


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Options, Tools and Accessories

Dual Multibeam Echosounder (MBES) fitted to a forward frame.

Ultrasonic Thickness Gauge

Ultrasonic thickness gauge to determine the level of corrosion present in a structure.


Laser options for video survey.


Battery-operated, Xenon emergency strobe used to locate vehicle. (ST6K)

Video Recording System

Control cabin options include video recording unit, video matrix switcher, communications system and high-back pilot seat.

Inertial Navigation System Sled

Dedicated sled for inertial navigation systems including doppler velocity log, fibre optic gyro, sound velocity profiler and depth sensor.

Panther XTP Schilling Manipulator

Schilling Orion 7P and 4R manipulator arms fitted. Manipulator camera options available.

Panther XTP Hydro-Lek Manipulator

Alternative five and six-function heavy duty manipulator system fitted. Manipulator camera options available.

EasyTrak Acoustic System

Complete acoustic tracking system used to calculate the position of the vehicle with a fitted acoustic beacon.

9kW Tooling PSU

Additional three-phase power supply unit used to power tooling options.

FMD Skid

Flooded Member Detector (FMD) skid for mounting an FMD tool. The skid is fixed below the vehicle and is used for subsea inspections.

Panther XTP Pipe Survey Skid

Pipeline survey wheeled skid with either three or four function camera boom arms. Also camera and LED light options available.

Water Jet Skid

Water Jet System for cleaning operations. Requires three-phase, 4.5 kW power supply unit.

Rotary Cutter 4 Inch

Rotary Cutter used for cutting through hoses and cables up to 4 inches thick. Requires a 4kW HPU.

Multibeam Sonar

Multibeam Sonar options with an integration kit and surface equipment. Ethernet options available for fibre optic vehicles.

Scanning Sonar

Scanning Sonar options with an integration kit and surface equipment.

CP Probe

Cathode Potential Probe with either contact or proximity probe options available.


Additional 4kW HPU and control valve used for additional hydraulic tooling options.

SM7 Cleaning Brush

Cleaning brush incorporating a heavy duty brush plus an SM7 thruster motor.


High resolution colour or monochrome cameras fitted to either the front of the vehicle on tilt platform or on bracket at rear of vehicle. (CAM04)

HD Camera

High Definition (HD) camera for vehicle. (OE14-502)


Altimeter used to measure the altitude of vehicle above sea floor. Auto altitude option available. (PA200)

Bathymetric System

Bathymetric system with depth sensor and altimeter. Ethernet options available.

HLK-33900 Cutter

Compact cutter capable of cutting 38 mm diameter steel wire rope. Includes an intensifier and requires a 4kW HPU.

Deployment Systems & Control Cabins
Mk6 Winch

Electric Winch with variable speed and directional control. The winch has a capacity of 1,100m of 14mm diameter umbilical.


Running Lock Latch system used for launch and recovery to reduce the strain on the umbilical. Includes a latch release line to free the ROV from the lock latch.


A-Frame Safe Area Launch and Recovery System (LARS) with Lock Latch or Snubber options. A Zone II upgrade option is available.


Tether Management System (TMS) Type 8 with 250 m of fibre optic tether allowing for the deployment of the ROV at working depth and also providing protection.

Split Cabin

Safe Area 20ft split Control Cabin with a Pilot Control section and a separate high voltage PSU section. Fitted with electric power distribution panels, lighting, air conditioning, heating and 19 inch racks. An optional installed escape hatch is available as is a Zone II upgrade.

Safe Area Cabin 16ft

Safe Area Control Cabin (16 ft) fitted with electric power distribution panels and air conditioning. A Zone II upgrade option is available.


Additional cabin options include: 10 ft standalone workshop.


A-Frame Safe Area Launch and Recovery System (LARS) with 1100, 2200, or 3300m winch capacities. A Zone II upgrade option is available. Optional folding platform for additional work space.


Robert Black
Operations Manager

‘It has incredible strength and unrivalled speed and agility so can swim around divers safely whilst undertaking light construction and work tasks.’


Arne Eriksson

‘It is a powerful and sophisticated platform with an open structure that makes it easy to work on any system. It is a formidable machine.’

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