Applications of the WASSP F-Series

We all know, with fishing, habitat is where it’s at. Understanding the seafloor is critical to fishing in all depths of water. The good news is, the WASSP F-Series is purpose-designed for all fishing operations.


Plus, you can confidently explore new fishing grounds much faster and with greater accuracy. This is especially useful if regulations around fishing grounds change or environmental factors such as storms or droughts affect your usual fishing grounds.


Inshore – F3

The scalable system gives you a wide range of features and capabilities. The system can be tailored to all types of inshore fishing to optimise all operations for greater efficiency and increased productivity.

Coastal – F3, F3X

The 3D presentation of the seabed combined with the optional backscatter function helps you assess seafloor hardness to identify the best fishing grounds in a range of different environments.


Sportfishing – F3, F3X

With its 120-degree port-to-starboard swath, you’ll locate and map baitfish shoals quickly and easily. This lets you present your lures and bait to marauding billfish and tuna with great accuracy. The wideband CHIRP technology enables excellent target separation of bottom species like bass and bluenose.


 Offshore – F3X, F3XL

With accurate water column and seabed information, you’ll be better informed to make decisions that will maximise your catch and minimise your time at sea. The wideband CHIRP technology gives you excellent separation of target species throughout the water column for more sustainable fishing.


The WASSP S-Series is purpose-built for surveying and mapping, ideal for the applications shown below and more.


The Wassp S3 bridges the gap, both technically and commercially, between single-beam survey sounders and high performance MBES systems. The easy-to-use CDX graphical user interface makes data collection simple. Open source interface means interfacing with your preferred survey software suite is easy. The W3 is open to many different sensors, which means it can be easily installed on any survey vessel. Plus, you get flexible data output to meet your requirements.


With the WASSP you get up to 100 times coverage of
a single-beam sounder during standard operations. Workboat crew can monitor underwater infrastructure while completing their day job. Data collection is easy, with output in XYZ, GSF or direct to your survey software suite. Plus, Backscatter and visual side scan licenses can provide extra detail if you need it.


The WASSP S3 enables constant checking of a project’s status during construction without the need and expense of a specialist survey vessel.  You can visualise the construction as it progresses, as and when you need. And you can find and retrieve tools (e.g. drillheads or diggers) if they have been dropped, saving you the inconvenience and replacement cost.


When you’re dredging an area, now you can visualise and review your work as you go to assess your progress and highlight any areas you may have missed. You can also benefit from faster coverage to get the full picture quickly, rather than just spot checks. Plus, you can find and retrieve tools (e.g. drillheads or diggers) if they have been dropped, saving you the inconvenience and replacement cost.




Using a Tender, you can quickly generate your own up-to-date and trusted bathymetric map to safely navigate the mothership to the best anchorage for the day. You can also follow the Tender as it goes through tricky waters to make sure you avoid any hidden obstacles, averting possible damage. With Backscatter, you can understand the seafloor hardness to ensure you use the correct anchor.


With the WASSP W3, you can easily identify damage to the seafloor following a natural disaster. You can map an area extremely quickly to assess conditions so you know when and where it’s safe to proceed. Search and rescue vessels can locate bodies, dropped tools or equipment, discover artefacts or find unexploded bombs with far greater efficiency.


f you’re exploring new territory, many areas that are
off the ‘beaten track’ won’t have been mapped in years,
decades, or may use charts based on surveying from the
beginning of the British Admiralty. This means you can only trust maps you generate yourself to ensure your safe passage. With the W3, you can get a 3D image of a rock or wreck you may wish your guests to dive on, or navigate a submarine or Remote Operated Vehicle (ROV) around. Plus, it’s the ultimate fish finder for a fishing trip to somewhere no one else has fished before.


While a fixed transducer installation in your Tender is most ideal, this is not always possible. In these cases, you can use a WASSP carbon fibre mast that includes the transducer, motion sensor and satellite compass that is light and quick to deploy as and when you need it. In an open vessel, the DRX Processor can be installed in a Pelican case to protect it