There are many individuals, organizations, and businesses that would get a lot out of owning an Aquabotix remote-operated vehicle (ROV), but who may shy away from the initial purchase. To help those individuals and organizations “test-drive” an ROV at their convenience, Aquabotix has rolled out an ROV rental program. With the rental program, ROV customers can get first-hand experience with a full-featured ROV in their own environment at a reasonable cost. This “try before you buy” program allows your operation to test how you would use an ROV in your daily business without having to jump into the deep end right away.
Renting an ROV is flexible and easy to do. Rentals are offered in blocks of two weeks at a time; you can rent for two weeks, a month, six weeks, or longer, depending on your individual needs. Aquabotix rents both sport and professional model, so there is a rental that’s right for your application no matter what it may be. Upon completion of the rental agreement, your ROV is shipped directly to your door by UPS or Fedex, so you can get right into the water.
You can use your ROV as though it were your own – you can inspect ships and underwater objects, maneuver around your water tanks, or use it to support commercial dives. As long as you return the ROV in good condition, you may use it freely for the duration of your rental. In addition, should you choose to purchase an Aquabotix ROV at the conclusion of the rental term, then fully 75% of your rental fees will be applied towards your ROV purchase.
Learning to use your rented ROV is extremely simple – in fact, Aquabotix ROVs are among the easiest to learn to “fly”. Absolute novices can be maneuvering their ROV in three hours, and can be a proficient operator not long after that. Aquabotix ROVs can be controlled either using an iPad or a game controller. You will have no difficulty in becoming a skillful ROV operator not long into your rental term. There are manuals for the ROV and the control software online. In addition, there is a great tutorial video covering the HydroView control software at https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=IKTGFkGZLdY.
Renting an ROV is a great low-risk way to explore these innovative and useful vehicles without committing tens of thousands of dollars to an unfamiliar hardware platform. By renting an Aquabotix ROV, you can find out how an ROV can expand your existing operation, enhance your underwater capabilities, or create new opportunities for your business or organization. Aquabotix makes renting easy with a straightforward rental agreement, convenient short rental terms, and a family of ROVs with a gentle learning curve and great user support. The water is starting to warm up – this is a great time to start getting your feet wet in the world of ROVs.