SAFE Boats Delivers Purpose-built Survey Boats for Maritime Autonomy Provider Mythos AI

Bremerton, WA – SAFE Boats International announces production partnership with West Palm Beach,Mythos AI autonomous survey vessel Archie One at the Workboat Show 2022
FL-based autonomous maritime technology provider, Mythos AI.
SAFE Boats has delivered a purpose-built Porter 78S workboat to Mythos AI which will be showcased at
the 2022 International WorkBoat Show. The aluminum-hull, outboard-driven Porter 78S survey boat, built
under an exclusive license agreement with Stormer Work Boats of the Netherlands, is specifically
designed for the integration of Mythos AI’s self-driving and autonomous hydrographic survey control
Mythos AI’s first autonomous SAFE Porter 78S hydrographic survey vessel, “ArchieOne”, is fully
equipped and in-service, collecting data and demonstrating its capabilities to hydrographic survey
stakeholders in the U.S. southeast. The second vessel is approaching completion and future builds are
scheduled for 2023 and beyond.
The partnership leverages the strength of SAFE Boats as an established program boat builder for U.S.
federal, state, and local public safety agencies and now Mythos AI’s dedication to providing automated
workflow solutions for vessel operators.
SAFE Boats CEO, Richard Schwarz, made the following statement about the partnership with Mythos AI:
“SAFE Boats was attracted to Mythos AI’s focused and realistic application of self-driving, autonomous
car technology to solve workflow inefficiencies for workboat operators. Their team has a refreshing
approach to addressing this underserved space and has developed exciting capabilities in a short time
span. It’s exciting to be a critical partner and witness their technology rollout.”
Mythos AI’s logical approach applies self-driving, car-derived technology and applies it to the far more
manageable maritime environment. Archie, Mythos AI’s initial product offering, is a vertically integrated

autonomous hydrographic survey vessel. Hydrographic surveys require a specialized skill set and the
ability to rapidly interpret various environmental details. They are conducted at low speeds where
maintaining course & coverage requirements manually is a challenge while executing dynamic routes to
avoid obstacles and collisions in congested waterways. The Mythos system walks operators through the
acquisition process of high fidelity, multibeam sonar data from start-to-finish, layering in autonomous
quality-control and self-driving to reduce human-prone error and, in turn, increases the efficiency of
surveys tenfold.
Mythos AI CEO, Geoff Douglass, offered the following comments about partnering with SAFE Boats:
“Mythos AI sought SAFE Boats as its production partner for their proven quality, discipline, and precision
in replicating boats for large programs. Commercial, self-driving robotics and autonomous systems
require a level of engineering and manufacturing discipline that is challenging to find in boatbuilding. The
team at SAFE had this discipline and was from start to finish a great program partner. SAFE Boats and

the Stormer Porter 78S are the ideal builder and vessel platform for our initial market offering. We look
forward to continuing the relationship.”
The Porter 78S is an 8m x 3m aluminum workboat powered by dual outboard engines with a large
pilothouse and working deck area inclusive of a moonpool for multibeam sonar deployment. The Porter
range of workboats are offered by SAFE Boats in inboard and outboard configurations from 6.5m to 12m.

SAFE Boats International is a leading supplier of purpose-built, well-crafted aluminum boats designed for first
responders, military personnel, and research and private use. SAFE Boats are trusted by state and federal agencies
and municipalities, large and small, and can be found in use all over the world, including in nearly every state in the
U.S. The quality of SAFE Boats’ engineering, design, and manufacturing has delivered millions of hours of service on
the water with no hull failures. For more information on SAFE Boats visit

Mythos AI is a cutting-edge maritime autonomy technology provider focused on streamlining hydrographic survey
operations. For information on Mythos AI visit