Technology for subsea inspection, science, film, and education.


The Boxfish ROV is the first mini submersible built specifically for streaming live uncompressed 4K-UHD video to the surface. It is a supremely stable platform from which to work efficiently and shoot beautiful video.

Visit us this weekend at Oztek 2017 in Sydney and see the Boxfish 360 spherical underwater camera in action!

About us

What is "Boxfish Research"?

Boxfish Research is a New Zealand-based developer of mini ROVs (Remotely Operated Vehicles). Our unique 8-vectored thruster propulsion and stabilisation system makes our vessels the most manoeuvrable on the market, saving our clients valuable time on every deployment. Our pioneering uncompressed 4K-UHD live streaming capability delivers video quality unmatched in the industry.

What is a "Boxfish"?

Members of the Boxfish family (Ostraciidae) are known for their exceptional stability in turbulent waters due to their unique shape. Our underwater vessels share this exceptional stability, provided by our innovative 8-vectored thruster propulsion and stabilisation system. As a boutique company committed to excellence, we research and develop all critical mechanical, electronic, and software systems in house.

Press coverage

Edmund Hillary Fellowship

Alina Siegfried covers Boxfish Research for the Global Entrepreneurship Week 2016.

Read more: 360 Video Under The Sea with Boxfish Research

New Zealand Geographic

New Zealand Geographic photographer Richard Robinson relies on the Boxfish 360 underwater spherical camera to bring back stunning 360 video from the remote Snares Islands.

Read more: Life on the edge

Pure Advantage

Sue Reidy interviewed the Boxfish Research team for the Biodiversity feature on New Zealand's premier green news site.

Read more: Underwater Robots

Boxfish Research’s mission is to be the preferred provider of mini ROVs for inspection, filming, science, education, and exploration. We are innovative and flexible in our thinking and work with dedication to create adaptable, practical, and economical solutions to help you achieve your vision.

Management Team

Boxfish Research was founded by three technology industry veterans that share a passion for conservation, exploration, and underwater video.

Craig Anderson

Electronics & software entrepreneur,
communications expert, technical diver, sailor

Axel Busch

Software entrepreneur, videographer,
technical ccr diver, solo sailor

Ben King

Creative inventor, mechanical engineer,
bicycle explorer, MSF volunteer, diver