SUBS™ Streamlined Subsurface Buoys

Subs B3

Model B3-x-xx C2-x-xx
Dimensions 146 x 44 x 58 cm 169 x 55 x 67 cm
Drag Coefficient 0.6 0.6
Weight in Air (without instruments or flotation) 19 kg (42 lb) 28 kg (62 lbs
Weight in the air with flotation 27 kg (59 lb) 62 kg (137 lbs)
Buoyancy (SW) without instruments 60 kg (132 lb) 51 kg (107 lbs)
Depth Rating 200m 6000m
Material HDPE, UV protected HDPE, UV protected
Flotation 3 Viny floats 13” 2 glass balls 17”


  • Unmatched mooring stability provides the best in instrument platforms.
  • Virtually eliminates vortex shedding effects which are common with spherical floatation.
  • Eliminates the potential for measurement errors associated with mooring vibration.
  • Substantially reduces mooring excursions and inclinations.
  • Significant improvement to depth keeping characteristics.
  • Self-compensating for mooring inclination and flow direction.
  • Reduced buoyancy requirement due to lower mooring frontal area.
  • Supplied complete with mooring tension/swivel hardware.
  • Supplied complete with buoyancy purchasers can utilize their existing VinyFloats.

Product Details

Affordable Coastal & DeepWater Buoyancy

Significantly enhances data set quality from moored current meters

An improved mooring system for current meters and other oceanographic instrumentation.


Weights and buoyancies are shown with mooring hardware

Comparative Mooring vs Spherical 13” Viny Floats

Shown 200m with currents of 1.5 kts

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