Mayflower Autoship Design Rendering

Mayflower Autonomous Ship

ProMare and IBM are building the first full size autonomous unmanned research ship, Mayflower. The vessel will take the same 3220-mile route the original Mayflower used 400 years ago. It will use a state-of-the-art hybrid wind, solar, and diesel propulsion systems for the journey, and will also gather data about the condition of the ocean.

Exploration Projects

ProMare is conducting deep sea research projects all over the world. We focus on ultra deep exploration. We recently dived Hornindalsvatnet (Lake Hornindal) in Norway, Europe’s deepest lake, and Europe’s deepest point. To mark the occasion we placed a Norwegian flag on the lake bottom. The main discovery was a small white fish.

Archaeology Projects

Since its foundation in 2001, ProMare has conducted, created, funded, and assisted groundbreaking Maritime Archaeology Projects all around the world. For a tour of our past and ongoing projects, photo galleries, and all our published work to date, please visit our Project Archive.

Drain the Oceans

Several of Promare’s recent shipwreck projects have been showcased on National Geographic Channel’s Drain the Oceans Series. Learn more. 


Turnchapel Wharf is now Mayflower Autonomous Ship’s Homeport

Valeport gets on board with the Mayflower Autonomous Ship Project

iXblue navigation technology boards the Mayflower Autonomous Ship Project

ProMare is now a registered Community Interest Company in the UK: Promare UK C.I.C.

Latest News

Britain’s first robot ship prepares to set sail

An A.I. – Driven ‘Mayflower’ will cross the Atlantic Next Year

AI-driven robot Mayflower recreates historic voyage

For the newsroom for our latest project, Mayflower Autonomous Ship (MAS) click here

Elizabeth Lyding Will

For more information about the life, works and legacy of Elizabeth Lyding Will, click here.

Promare on YouTube

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