The original idea for the Sailbuoy was conceived in 2005. As a producer of drifting buoys the limitations of these was that they drifted out of the area of interest quite fast which limited their usefulness and operational time.The idea was to design an instrument platform that wasn't affected as much by the wind,waves and currents. This led to development of the sailbuoy. After testing the idea in different configurations the Sailbuoy was in 2009 ready for field testing.A number of tests, both inshore and offshore, have been conducted to improve the design and to qualify the vehicle. Some of these tests are presented under Missions.