The Lutra Prop

As a "big brother" to the Lutra Airboat, the Lutra Prop is perfect for larger bodies of water or slow moving currents.  It utilizes a differential drive system to provide added power, speed, payload capacity and maneuverability, without compromising the smooth movement necessary for data collection.  

The Lutra Prop

The Lutra Prop


The Lutra Prop can be deployed in as little as one foot of water and quickly covers waterbodies in smooth, sweeping transects. Its low profile ensures wind resistance is kept to a minimum, making the Lutra Prop suitable for most weather conditions. Extra power also means your heavier sensors can be integrated, just ask us how!


Technical Specifications:

  • Dimensions (LxWxH): 81 cm x 47cm x 15 cm
  • Weight: 7.67 Kg
  • Max Speed: 17 km/h
  • Max Payload: 7kg
  • Runtime: 2-3 hrs
  • Battery: NiMH, LiPo, SLA
  • Features: Autonomous mapping, Zero radius turns, Shallow draft, 5MP camera, 3G/IMT-2000 and WiFi connectivity

The Lutra Prop can use either wireless, 3G or EDGE to communicate. Platypus offers a base-station package that includes a compatible wireless router and antenna (with range up to 1.5 miles).