Tiburon

  • Tim Taylor is an accomplished ocean explorer, businessman and entrepreneur. He has owned and operated his own companies in the marine industry for 30 years, work which has always included applying innovative diving technologies, and he has developed a reputation for leading underwater expeditions that add to the scientific knowledge in the fields of oceanography, archaeology, biology and geology.  His explorations have taken on many forms, but pushing the boundaries with new technology has been a consistent driving force, and the use of  Autonomous Underwater Vehicles (AUVs) is a logical path in his underwater exploration. His most recent accomplishment was the discovery, exploration, and documentation of the WWI submarine USS R-12 that was lost in WWII in 600 ft. of water. A Fellow in the Explorers Club, in 2008 he was awarded the clubs prestigious Citation of Merit in recognition of his explorations.

     

    How did you get involved in this industry?
    I have been interested in exploration my entire life, and it has been a series of progressive steps from physical exploration taking me to limits and wanting to go further. My role has always been to facilitate the actual exploration. Whether it was for shark biologists, geologist, archaeologist or the film industry we provided the skills and equipment to get on location and accomplish the task. Years of support in underwater operations and explorations aboard my company’s research vessels has given us the hands-on field knowledge of a broad base of disciplines.  When opportunity was presented to go deeper and use the latest technology, I was always at the front of the line. Managing and mitigating risk while executing the mission on the high seas was my way of life for 30 years. To me, this new company was a logical career progression.

    What happened to your research vessel?

    The U.S. Navy Warfare Center made me an offer I could not refuse.  They needed a good support platform to test AUV’s and ROV’s.  Over the years we totally re-designed and added many special features into the “Tiburon” that turned her into a specialized exploration platform.  The work we were performing on the Tiburon was exactly what the Navy was looking to accomplish.  She was a tried and true platform.  After 18 years of adventures form Cuba, Bahamas, Mexico and extended muli-week expeditions 200 miles offshore I could not think of a better place for her next mission.

    What is Tiburon Subsea?

    Tiburon Subsea is a new company that is structured to scale and fill the technical equipment needs of the marine industry, with our focus on Autonomous Underwater Vehicles. That means investment and infrastructure that allows the newest technology to finally gain the traction it requires to break out into the commercial sector. Going beyond military applications and making autonomous equipment available on a timely reliable basis is our focus.  With these tools available to marine companies on a reliable basis, the possibilities and advantages will really be evident.

    Describe Tiburon’s current AUV fleet.

    The first vehicle is off the line now; the next five systems are in the pipe line. We expect a total of six high-end 200m bathymetric, side scan with payload options that include magnetometer, camera, side scan sonar and bathymetric sonar by the end of the year.  It should be said that every fleet needs operators. We are also developing training and certification programs along with field support that will allow us to put these systems in the hands of engineering companies with qualified personnel. 

    We understand that you have a plan for making AUV’s quickly and easily accessible to an international clientele through your company’s rental fleet, training programs and operators.
    Client defined vehicles. We keep an open eye on the market needs as well as the businesses that are using our systems. We want to provide the equipment and payloads that the end client needs. In effect, the market will help define the specific equipment that we offer.  Our future fleet makeup will be determined in large part by utilization.  An example: if post disaster survey of waterways for obstructions is a strong demand, a fleet of smaller AUV’s will evolve.  Allowing one person/team to launch four to eight vehicles at one time.  Think of the area that can be covered in a short time. When disaster strikes the faster a survey can be done, the faster recovery can begin.
    Streamlining as much as possible so the marine service provider can focus on the job rather that the many details. No lead time, comprehensive training and continuing education, 24/7 field and technical support, redundancy, international equipment passports (carnets), bonds and insurance already in place are just a few of the benefits of contracting our AUV systems.

    By market, what do you see as the big drivers for AUV use today and in the coming years?

    Two words: Energy & Enviromental

    What technologies do you think have helped to evolve the use and capability of AUVs the most in recent years.
    Integration and miniaturization of payloads by third parties. Navigation solutions have allowed the smaller AUV’s to evolve into practice tools.  Overcoming navigation issues has always been a factor in all underwater robotic endeavors. We have several commercial navigation solutions that will be rolled out in near future that will be included in all our systems.  In fact, with this in mind, we are future-proofing our fleet and building all our initial systems with 200m depth ratings and space to accommodate the added systems on the horizon.


  • Bay Area, including commuter and excursion ferry services, Bay cruises and charters. Scheduled services carry passengers between San Francisco and Tiburon, Sausalito, Vallejo, Oakland, Alameda, and Alcatraz and Angel Islands. Red & White Fleet evolved from the original company founded in 1892 by

  • Boats has constructed vessels for some of the most prestigious fire departments throughout the United States, including the Richmond Fire Department, Tiburon Fire Protection District, San Francisco Airport (SFO) Fire Department and Humboldt Bay Harbor Recreation and Conservation District in California,

  • their first ‘rodeo.’ Moose has constructed numerous fire fighting vessels for agencies throughout the United States including Richmond Fire Department, Tiburon Fire Rescue District, San Francisco Fire Department and Humboldt Bay Harbor Recreation and Conservation District in California, Old Saybrook Fire

  • — A New Concept to Regulate Heavy Fuel to Diesel Engines" by S. Kobayshi NORTHERN CALIFORNIA SECTION APRIL 13, Berkeley, Calif. Student Paper MAY 5, Tiburon, Calif. A field trip to the China Cabin in celebration of The Webb Institute's Cenntennial. Date and details to be announced. PACIFIC NORTHWEST

  • MN Dec-18#35  Richmond Fire Department, Tiburon Fire Protection 
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    December 2018 - Marine News page: 35

    capability partments throughout the United States, including the and effectiveness in serving not only the City of San Fran- Richmond Fire Department, Tiburon Fire Protection cisco but the entire San Francisco Bay Area region.” District, San Francisco Airport (SFO) Fire Department Due to the Moose Boat’s

  • MT Jan-15#12  Min Minutes With Tim Taylor, Tiburon Subsea
(Image: Tiburon)
    January 2015 - Marine Technology Reporter page: 12

    Five Min Minutes With Tim Taylor, Tiburon Subsea (Image: Tiburon Subsea) OceanServer AUV for Tiburon Tiburon Subsea took delivery of OceanServer IVER3-580 Autonomous Underwater Vehicle (AUV), the ? rst of multiple vehicles being offered for rent to third party operators. Tiburon Subsea is implementing

  • MT Jan-15#10 Five Minutes With Tim Taylor, Tiburon Subsea
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    January 2015 - Marine Technology Reporter page: 10

    Five Minutes With Tim Taylor, Tiburon Subsea Tim Taylor, Tiburon Subsea How did you get involved in this industry? Tim Taylor is an accomplished ocean ex- I have been interested in exploration my entire life, and it has plorer, businessman and entrepreneur. He been a series of progressive steps from

  • MT Jan-15#4  54 Cold Case Solving
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    January 2015 - Marine Technology Reporter page: 4

    a WCROV for IMR operations, courtesy DeepOcean. Five Minutes with ... Subsea Construction Case Study 10 Tim Taylor 24 DeepOcean 54 Cold Case Solving Tiburon Subsea CEO DeepOcean gets busy in SeaBotix, OceanServer discusses AUV strategy. deep waters off of Brazil. & Greensea Systems By Greg Trauthwein

  • MN Sep-14#44  Rich- mond Fire Department, Tiburon Fire Rescue District)
    September 2014 - Marine News page: 44

    Þ rst Ôrodeo.Õ Moose has constructed numerous Þ re Þ ghting vessels for agencies throughout the United States including Rich- mond Fire Department, Tiburon Fire Rescue District, San Francisco Fire Department and Humboldt Bay Harbor Recreation and Conservation District in California, Old Saybrook Fire

  • MR Nov-15-81#50  
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    November 15, 1981 - Maritime Reporter and Engineering News page: 50

    class A-1 bulk cargo. Unre- stricted ocean service. Exclusive Agent-American General Marine—800-227-2497, (415) 383-9500, TWX-910-384-5003, write 101 Tiburon Blvd., Mill Valley, Calif. 94941. Mrs. Sally Skolnick, representing ASNE National Headquarters, speaking to the September 17, 1981 meeting of

  • MR Dec-81#63  
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    December 1981 - Maritime Reporter and Engineering News page: 63

    . Uninspected sister ship also. American General Marine Services. Call Toll Free (800) 227-2497 or (415) 383-9500, TWX 910-384-5003. Write 101 Tiburon Blvd., Mill Valley, CA 94941. December 1, 1981 Write 385 on Reader Service Card Write 403 on Reader Service Card 69

  • MR Dec-81#59  annually, including 
daily Tiburon ferry commute service)
    December 1981 - Maritime Reporter and Engineering News page: 59

    tours, and charter service for party and tour groups. The Red and White Fleet serves more than two million passengers annually, including daily Tiburon ferry commute service to the city's Ferry Building terminal. Nuclear Attack Submarine La Jolla Commissioned At New London Commissioning ceremonies

  • MR Dec-81#47  annually, including 
daily Tiburon ferry commute service)
    December 1981 - Maritime Reporter and Engineering News page: 47

    tours, and charter service for party and tour groups. The Red and White Fleet serves more than two million passengers annually, including daily Tiburon ferry commute service to the city's Ferry Building terminal. Nuclear Attack Submarine La Jolla Commissioned At New London Commissioning ceremonies

  • MT Sep-13#84  acquired by Costain in 2011. Tiburon Subsea Services  The)
    September 2013 - Marine Technology Reporter page: 84

    bining EPC OffshoreÕs capabilities with ClerkMaxwell, the oil and gas engineer- ing and support services provider which was acquired by Costain in 2011. Tiburon Subsea Services The company remains Research Vessel Tiburon, Inc. but is now doing business as Tiburon Subsea Services. The change in name is

  • MT Jan-09#45 , Inc. Teledyne RD Instruments Tiburon Divers, Inc. Trelleborg)
    January 2009 - Marine Technology Reporter page: 45

    Systems, Inc. Subsalve USA Subsea Technologies, Inc. T. George Podell and Company, Inc. Techinvest Corp. Teledyne Benthos, Inc. Teledyne RD Instruments Tiburon Divers, Inc. Trelleborg Viking, Inc. Umbilicals International Underwatertools.net Unique Systems, LLC Video Ray LLC Wachs Subsea LLC Water Weights

  • MT Jun-08#63  of 3-6 weeks. ROV Pilots (ROV Tiburon) Monterey Bay Aquarium)
    June 2008 - Marine Technology Reporter page: 63

    support of systems at sea world-wide. Yearly travel ranges 3-5 months, depending on scheduling, with individual trip lengths of 3-6 weeks. ROV Pilots (ROV Tiburon) Monterey Bay Aquarium Research Institute Founded in 1987 by the late David Packard, the Monterey Bay Aquarium Research Institute (MBARI) is a private

  • MT Sep-07#32  for Exploration), Tiburon (William Browne, Univ)
    September 2007 - Marine Technology Reporter page: 32

    the mesopelagic zone or beyond. Image credits: RCV-150 (NOAA), MaxROVER (Mark Benfield, LSU), Hercules (NOAA/Robert Ballard/Institute for Exploration), Tiburon (William Browne, Univ. Hawaii), ROPOS (Environment Canada), Jason II (Dive and Discover, Woods Hole Oceanographic Institution) The sheer number

  • MT Apr-07#55  to the surface.

Romberg Tiburon Center/San Francisco)
    April 2007 - Marine Technology Reporter page: 55

    can also be interfaced to a combined NEMO/acoustic modem, which compresses the data and provides wireless transmission of data to the surface. Romberg Tiburon Center/San Francisco State university 3152 Paradise Drive Tiburon, CA 94920 David Bell, Marine Superintendent Phone: 415-435-7123 Fax: 415-435-7120

  • MT May-08#62  3-6 weeks. 
ROV Pilots (ROV Tiburon)
Monterey Bay Aquarium)
    May 2008 - Marine Technology Reporter page: 62

    systems at sea world-wide. Yearly travel ranges 3-5 months, depending on scheduling, with individual trip lengths of 3-6 weeks. ROV Pilots (ROV Tiburon) Monterey Bay Aquarium Research Institute Founded in 1987 by the late David Packard, the Monterey Bay Aquarium Research Institute (MBARI) is

  • MT Nov-06#50 . 
CapRock Wins Tiburon
Divers Contract
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    November 2006 - Marine Technology Reporter page: 50

    pro- vides a close-up inspection capability combined with the flexibility of a 10x magnification for powerful stand off inspections. CapRock Wins Tiburon Divers Contract Tiburon Divers, a commercial div- ing company servicing the inland and offshore sectors, turned to CapRock Communications for

  • MT Nov-06#4 .....................48
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    November 2006 - Marine Technology Reporter page: 4

    .......49 Sundal Engineering .........................26 Tim Clarke...................................3,34 Teledyne Technologies.....................48 Tiburon Divers ................................50 Toll Holdings...................................12 Triton Imaging............................48,55 Tyco

  • MR Apr-89#8 . 
Student Paper 
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A field trip)
    April 1989 - Maritime Reporter and Engineering News page: 8

    New Concept to Regulate Heavy Fuel to Diesel Engines" by S. Kobayshi NORTHERN CALIFORNIA SECTION APRIL 13, Berkeley, Calif. Student Paper MAY 5, Tiburon, Calif. A field trip to the China Cabin in celebra- tion of The Webb Institute's Cenntennial. Date and details to be announced. PACIFIC NORTHWEST

  • MN Jul-09#17  Gemini, which set sail on the Tiburon-San Francisco commute)
    July 2009 - Marine News page: 17

    Alameda manages the Harbor Bay ferry service and contracts with Harbor Bay Maritime to operate it. Like its sister vessel, Gemini, which set sail on the Tiburon-San Francisco commute in December 2008, Pisces is an environmentally friendly ferryboat. Its exhaust is 85% cleaner than EPA emissions standards for

  • MN Jan-09#13  the Alameda/Oakland Ferry and Tiburon routes in January 2009)
    January 2009 - Marine News page: 13

    wide windows were installed to give the operator a 360-degree view. WETA's 149-passenger vessel will be put into service on the Alameda/Oakland Ferry and Tiburon routes in January 2009 after modifications to the Alameda and Oakland docks. Gemini has room for 34 bicycles, 20% more capacity than similar size

  • MR Jan-09#13  the Alameda/Oakland Ferry and Tiburon routes in January 2009)
    January 2009 - Maritime Reporter and Engineering News page: 13

    wide windows were installed to give the operator a 360-degree view. WETA's 149-passenger vessel will be put into service on the Alameda/Oakland Ferry and Tiburon routes in January 2009 after modifications to the Alameda and Oakland docks. Gemini has room for 34 bicycles, 20% more capacity than similar size

  • MN Aug-08#42  for subsea & harsh areas, Tiburon Divers 25227 Grogans)
    August 2008 - Marine News page: 42

    our flagship system, the SSI Robotic Positioning System, and also we offer a full range of lights, camera stations and monitors for subsea & harsh areas, Tiburon Divers 25227 Grogans Mill Road, Suite 222 The Woodlands, TX 77380 www.tiburondivers.com Jennifer Hux tel: 281-465-8331 email:j.hux@tiburondivers.com

  • MR Nov-06#53  District of Tiburon, Calif. This boat is)
    November 2006 - Maritime Reporter and Engineering News page: 53

    . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .Bennet Windows . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .Diamond Sea Glaze Protection District of Tiburon, Calif. This boat is a 35.5 ft., all-aluminum catamaran powered by twin Cummins 380 hp turbo diesels propelled by Hamilton HJ292 water jets. It can

  • MN Oct-06#18  M2-35 fire/rescue boat to the Tiburon Fire Protection District)
    October 2006 - Marine News page: 18

    Vessels American Queen to Make Debut Moose Delivers Fire/Rescue Boat Moose Boats delivered a M2-35 fire/rescue boat to the Tiburon Fire Protection District of Tiburon, Calif. It is a 35.5 ft. all aluminum catamaran powered by twin Cummins 380 hp turbo diesels propelled by Hamilton HJ292 water jets.