Amphibious Crawlersfor Surveying & Monitoring


About - Bayonet Ocean Vehicles

Bayonet Ocean Vehicles

Bayonet Ocean Vehicles manufactures a series of amphibious tracked vehicles that can perform numerous tasks including transitioning from deep ocean into the surf zone and onto the beach, making them a powerful tool for operators working in multiple marine environments.

We specialize in working in the surf zone, one of the toughest environments in the ocean and being the only commercially available tracked vehicles designed to work in this environment, we offer a platform that can work where ROVs, AUVs and USVs all cannot.

Bayonet Ocean Vehicles builds all their vehicles on the OPENSEA platform from Greensea Systems providing our vehicles the most stable and adaptable operating system in marine robotics. This collaboration gives a Bayonet vehicle owner access to important capabilities such as precise navigation, vehicle autonomy, remote operation, component and payload integration not currently offered by anyone else in the tracked vehicle market.

Our Team

Ben Kinnaman


Ben Kinnaman is CEO and President of Greensea Systems, Inc., Armach Robotics, Inc., and Bayonet Ocean Vehicles, Inc. With a B.S. in Physics and a Master’s Degree in Mechanical Engineering, specializing in control and robotics, from…

Nick Hartman

VP Growth & Strategy

Nick began his career in the ocean robotics industry as a Mechanical Engineer doing product development with Remote Ocean Systems out of San Diego, CA…

Rich Amirault

VP Operations

Rich has over 30 years of experience in management and sales in manufacturing environments. He holds an MBA from Babson College’s Olin School of Business and a BSIE from Rensselaer Polytechnic Institute…

Arnis Mangolds

VP of Programs

Arnis provides 35 years of US Gov’t and Civil program development with a record for technology transition leadership. Arnis was the founder and President of C-2i…

Mike Farinella

Senior Engineer

Mike has been a Principal Investigator on US Gov’t R&D programs for 20 years. While at C-2i he was responsible for new technology development and engineering operations…

Bill Rathjen

Systems Engineer

Bill’s career has spanned a wide variety of industries, all revolving around the ocean environment including holding a BS in Marine Science…

Mike Coutts

Mechanical Engineer

Mike began his career in the medical device industry, where he supported process development and new product introduction of arthroscopic surgical devices…

John Theirrien

Production Engineer

John is a 20-veteran of the U.S. Coast Guard where he specialized in helicopter aviation maintenance and as a primary quality inspector…