PowerLine boat motion sensor: measure hull speed and acceleration

Motion Sensor with Impeller

Boat motion sensor

Measure boat speed and hull efficiency

The boat motion sensor derives speed data from an impeller, showing fluctuations in boat speed through each stroke. It also measures boat acceleration, giving a highly sensitive indication of hull efficiency, check factor and crew body movement.

The sensor needs to be ‘hard-mounted’ to the hull of the boat in the vicinity of an impeller. Its sensitivity means that it doesn’t need to be too carefully aligned with the impeller. Where a system is regularly swapped between boats, we can supply clips to be mounted to the hulls that in turn hold the sensor using a quick-release mechanism.