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Furthering the revolutionary capability of the newest ultra high capability vectored MiniROV with extended depth rating.

Deep water highly capable MiniROV

The new vLBV950 is a deep water solution with a high degree of capability. Rated to 950 meters (3,116ft) and still the same compact dimensions of the vLBV300. Vector thruster configuration with dual vertical thrusters and an impressive power to weight ratio.

Powerful variable vector thruster configuration

Vectored thruster configuration provides amazing control in all horizontal directions, therefore the use offshore in demanding conditions. The vLBV950 has impressive bollard thrust with 18.1-22.5 kg f (40-50 pd f) forward. Thruster vector angle is variable from equal horizontal to forward optimized. Dual vertical thrusters offer greater vertical control and roll stabilization.

Optimized mechanical design

The vLBV950 has undergone extensive mechanical design to optimize stability, capability, flexibility and serviceability. No other small ROV has had such attention to every detail as the vLBV950. Our in house ex-America’s Cup physicist has carefully examined pressure zones, moment arms, center of gravity, meta center and more to produce an exceptional small ROV.

Flexible stable platform

Out of the box the vLBV950 is a stable platform. To capitalize on the stability the vLBV950 is able to accept a wide range of cameras, sensors, tools and more. Such as four video channels including HD, 4 high speed data channels and three high speed Ethernet channels.

Ultra low drag, strong tether

The vLBV950 uses the low drag tether that Teledyne SeaBotix has used in all it’s ROV system. At 9.05 mm (0.35 in) nominal diameter and 100 kg (220 pd f) working load the tether has minimal impact on the performance. The tether can be attached to the rear or top of the vLBV950 depending on conditions.

Intuitive control system

Teledyne SeaBotix MiniROV controls have been regarded as the most intuitive of all small ROVs. The vLBV950 is no different with the user friendly operator control unit and integrated control console.

Product Documents

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Depth Rating
950 Meters Seawater (MSW) – 3,116 Feet Seawater (FSW)
620 mm – 24.4 in
390 mm – 15.4 in
390 mm – 15.4 in
492 mm – 19.4 in
Weight in Air
18.1 kg – 39.9 lbs
Polyethylene bumper frame

Thruster configuration
Six (6) Brushless DC thrusters – Four (4) vectored, two (2) vertical. Each thruster is identical and isolated
Bollard Thrust (forward)
18.1-22.5 kg f – 40-50 pd f (variable)
Bollard Thrust (vertical)
9 kg f – 19.8 pd f
Bollard Thrust (lateral)
7.3-15.2 kg f – 16.2-33.5 pd f (variable)

Cameras & Lighting
Camera Tilt
180 degrees
Diagonal Angle of View
65 degrees in water
Camera – Primary
650 line high resolution color – 0.1 Lux @ f2.0
Manual focus control via hand controller.
Video Format
2 x 1,080 Lumen LED arrays. Variable intensity via operator control unit.
Tracking forward camera.
Control System
Hand controller, monitor and surface power supply built into protective case
Data Channels
4 x RS232/845 (115kb), 3 x 100base/t Ethernet
38 cm – 15 in color LCD
Heading, depth, temperature, pitch, roll
Auto Functions
Depth, heading, trim, roll compensation

Hand Controller
210 mm – 8.3 in
160 mm – 6.3 in
75 mm – 3 in
650 grams – 1.4 lbs
Single – forward, reverse, rotate left, rotate right, roll left, roll right
Joystick Steps
Vertical Thruster
Proportional control knob
Additional Controls
Membrane keypad – thruster gain control, trim, auto depth, auto heading, camera tilt, camera focus, camera switch, light On/Off, light intensity, accessories, video overlay position, power On/Off, programming keypad
I.P. 64 – splash proof

Integrated Control Console
452 mm – 17.8 in
328 mm – 12.9 in
173 mm – 6.8 in
20 kg – 44 lbs
Input Voltage
100-240 VAC
Power Requirement
3,000 Watts maximum
Isolated input power, circuit breaker, line insulation monitor, leak detector. Meets and exceeds “Code of Practice for the Safe Use of Electricity in Water”
Water Proofing
I.P. 64 – Splash proof

Surface Power Supply
718 mm – 28.25 in
784 mm – 30.875 in
717 mm – 28.25 in
31.1 kg – 68.6 lbs
Input Voltage
100-240 VAC
Power Requirement
4,250 Watts maximum
Isolated input power, circuit breaker, line insulation monitor, leak detector. Meets and exceeds “Code of Practice for the Safe Use of Electricity in Water”
Water Proofing
I.P. 64 – Splash proof

9.05 mm (0.35in) nominal
750, 1000, 1250, 2000 meters (2460, 3280, 4101, 6562 feet)
Working Strength
100 kg f – 220 pd f
Breaking Strength
700 kg f – 1,540 pd f
Strength Member
Neutral in fresh water – slightly positive in Seawater

On-Screen Information Display
Information Displayed
Thruster gain settings, light level, Trim On/Off, heading, depth, turns counter, camera angle, water temperature, time, date, user text
User Text
Up to 28 characters
Bottom, top or off
Quick menu, setup, calibrate, diagnostics, options

Spares, Tools and Manuals
Spares Contents
Fastener kit, seal kit, propeller, gel lube, Kluber grease, fuse
Tool Contents
1.5, 2, 3, 4, 5 mm hex ball drivers, #1, #2 Phillips screw drivers, 10 mm socket driver, small straight blade screwdriver, 19 mm open end, vacuum pump
Spare Thruster
Brushless DC thruster assembly
Operators manual, service and repair CD-ROM


vLBV vehicle depth rated to 950 MSW – 3,116 FSW
Six (6) Brushless DC thrusters (4 vectored, 2 vertical)
Auto heading, depth and trim
Video overlay
Temperature sensor

Integrated Control System

Protective case fitted with monitor, surface power supply and operator control unit
38 cm (15 in) Color LCD monitor fitted in lid of case – waterproof
vLBV operator control unit – removable from lower tray of integrated console
Sunshade for direct sunlight operation


750 meters – 2460 feet of tether
9.05 mm – 0.35 in diameter
100 kg f – 220 ft/lb working load
700 kg f – 1,540 ft/lb breaking strain
Connectors and strain relief

Cameras & Lighting

650 line high resolution color
2 x 1080 Lumen LED arrays tracking color camera
180 degree rotating camera chassis
65 degrees diagonal angle of view in water

Transit Cases

Transit case for vLBV and spares kit with custom closed cell foam, retractable handle and wheels
Transit case for tether, integrated console, spare thruster and manuals also with retractable handle and wheels

Spares, Tools & Manuals

Spare thruster assembly
Fasteners, seal kit, props, misc. spares
Tool kit
Vacuum pump
Operators manual


Two year limited warranty
24 hour technical support