AquaVenture WaterCrafts invited to present in the alumni showcase at MIT's Industry Liason Program's Research and Development Conference on November 14-15, 2012. More details to follow as they become available.
Company president Rich Maurer returned to his alma mater to display the SeaBird proof-of-concept submersible at MIT's "Earth, Air, Ocean, and Space: The Future of Exploration."
From MIT's website: "The symposium will feature an ensemble of scientists, engineers, astronauts (including Apollo 11's Buzz Aldrin), historians, and artists who will address critical issues surrounding exploration in today's world and imagine with us the future of exploration in the four great domains of earth, air, ocean, and space."
Company founder Rich Maurer appeared at the NH chapter of the IEEE in Manchester to speak about SeaBird and its design process.
Watch company founders Rich Maurer and Rob DeCesare's interview with Fred Kocher on New Hampshire's Business on WMUR
"In the company's own words:
'AquaVenture WaterCrafts is the designer and manufacturer of the SeaBird towable, two-person submersible, promising a new paradigm in underwater exploration and marine recreation. SeaBird's joystick controls permit travel nearly straight up, straight down and through 360-degree rolls. Though SeaBird can maneuver like an advanced fighter aircraft, it is stable enough to transport even the faint of heart to its maximum depth of 150 feet in slow, docile motion.'..."
(FOX 25 / MyFoxBoston.com) - This time of year, you may be thinking "I'm not going in the water, it's too darn cold!"
Well our next guests aren't afraid of the cold temps and that's because they've devised a way to go underwater and not get wet.
They're calling it the "ultimate underwater adventure."
Rich Maurer, President of Aquaventure Watercrafts and Vice President Rob Decesare talk to Gene about their underwater machine.
The SeaBird submersible was the Salem Observer's feature photo.
AquaVenture WaterCrafts had a display at the New Hampshire Tech Fest in Windham. From the Tech Fest's website:
"The mission of the New Hampshire TechFest is to interest and excite middle and high school-age students from throughout the New England area about the fields of Science, Technology, Engineering, and Mathematics (STEM) through hands-on exhibits and entertaining presentations.
Our major goal is to demonstrate the immediate and future relevance of the STEM fields to students who would not necessarily already be planning to enter them through their study or work. Our other goal is to demonstrate, through enlightening science and technology demonstrations, hands-on activities, and overall entertaining experiences, just how interesting and fun studying and working with technology can be!"
"The brainchild of former U.S. Air Force pilot and current American Airlines first officer Richard Maurer, AquaVenture WaterCrafts is working on a personal submarine that is affordable for most schools, research institutions and moderately high net worth individuals, by replacing an engine with a towing cable. When towed behind a surface craft, the SeaBird can achieve speeds of up to 25 miles per hour under water and dive within seconds to a depth of 150 feet. The system can be customized with a number of options, including sonar and thrusters to allow it to hover even if the tow boat is not moving (otherwise the buoyant SeaBird will simply bob to the surface). The main target for AquaVenture is tour companies, specifically SCUBA tours and glass-bottom boat tours that can offer..."
"The New Hampshire High Technology Council produces a series of educational programs to support entrepreneurship and provide high-level resources to rapidly growing companies. At the Entrepreneur Forum, companies present their business challenge to a panel of industry experts, and receive board-level and executive advice on how best to address their challenge, all in front of a live audience."