Meet Heron: an unmanned surface vessel with a portable design, shallow profile, and built-in GPS that can be used for a variety of research projects. It can handle sensors above and underwater. The machine is quiet and easily maneuverable. With the Automated Water Sampler for this USV, operators will be able to store up to 8 water samples.
Heron has a max speed of 3.3 kn / 1.7 m/s and 10 kg payload. It supports C++ programming. More information about this platform is available here.