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The small vehicle with big system power and versatility.

Data Sheet

The SeaOwl-XTi is a 2000m rated vehicle with a six degrees of freedom manoeuvrability allowing it to access the tightest of spaces. 

Equipped with Saab Seaeye’s advanced iCON™ intelligent control system and a high frequency, high voltage, power supply system the SeaOwl-XTi is a highly agile and powerful observation vehicle.

The vehicle is designed to accommodate a wide range of quick-change tooling skids including a five-function manipulator, cleaning and NDT skids. The surface equipment can be provided as free standing units or integrated into a control cabin.

Outstanding performance

Seven thrusters and six degrees of freedom provide a stable and highly dexterous platform for accessing tight spaces.


Compact and with a variety of sensor and tooling options designed to deliver results for any inspection or IRM project. 


Saab Seaeye's iCON™ intelligent control system features self-diagnostics and control via touch screens.

SeaOwl-XTi Overview
  • The SeaOwl-XTi ROV is powered by a floor-standing high voltage, high frequency, power supply unit. Additional power supplies are available for TMS options. 

  • Pilot Control Units include touch screens running the graphical user interface (GUI) for vehicle power and control; flight screen monitors that display data and video transmitted via Fibre Optic multiplexers and a CWDM; surface control units for remote control of the PSUs and a hand control unit for the ROV.

  • Additional surface equipment options include TMS foot pedals for the optional TMS, tooling hand control units, video matrix switchers and video recorders. 

  • Operated as a free swimming ROV or in conjunction with a Type 8 Tether Management System (TMS) for depths up to 2000 m.

  • Additional deployment options include an electric winch for free swimming SeaOwl-XTi or an A Frame Launch and Recovery System (LARS) for ROVs equipped with a TMS.

  • ROV rated to 2000 m fitted with four horizontal thrusters and three vertical thrusters, electronics pod, two LED lights, four high resolution cameras, a compass and a depth sensor for vehicle auto heading and auto depth. Auto altitude is available as an option when an altimeter is fitted.


Technical Specifications

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Options, Tools and Accessories
Multibeam Sonar

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


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

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.


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)

HLK-33800 Cutter

Compact cutter for cutting 25 mm diameter steel wire rope or 12 mm diameter steel bar.

Lynx Water Jet Skid

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

Video Recording System

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

Acoustic Tracking System

Acoustic tracking system to calculate position of vehicle fitted with an acoustic beacon.

Ultrasonic Thickness Gauge

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

CP Probe

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

Scanning Sonar

Scanning Sonar options with an integration kit and surface equipment.

Bathymetric System

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


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

HD Camera

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

SM4 Cleaning Brush

Cleaning brush incorporating a heavy duty brush plus an SM4 motor.

Deployment Systems & Control Cabins

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.


Additional cabin options include: 10 ft standalone workshop.

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.

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.


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

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