Lobster pots-Portsmouth NH

Bridge Pilings w/School of Fish

45' 1920's Wreck

Mooring Block & Chain

Channel 98 Interview

.44 Magnum-Connecticut River / N.H. side

               Plane w-wings bent backwards

Large Hole

Dock Pilings

2-story Steel Girder structure

Rock Formations

90' 1800's  Steam Boat

Snowmobile in 92 feet of water

Chester Poling Oil Tanker split in half, Gloucester, Mass.

        25' vintage Century Raven

Mooring Line w/Seaweed attached

Invasive Species-Milfoil

125' 1800's Steam Boat

       Sonar Search & Recovery is a small business on the New Hampshire seacoast providing side-scan-sonar services. Owner Hans Hug, Jr. is a diver and sonar operator.

       We use side-scan-sonar to locate a wide variety of objects on the bottom of lakes, ponds, rivers and the ocean. We utilize a 2013 Edgetech Model 4125-P side-scan-sonar unit with CHIRP and telemetry technology running dual simultaneous frequencies of 400 and 900 kHz in conjunction with a Humminbird Model 1197 Side-Scan / Down Imaging / Chart Plotter unit on the helm. When diving we also use as needed a J.W. Fishers Pulse 8X Metal Detector which detects both ferrous and non-ferrous metals.

       We have located motor boats, snowmobiles, steam boats, barges, cars, trucks, outboard motors, planes, lost moorings, cables, pipelines and more. SonarSAR will travel throughout the New England states and provide a boat for the job as well. Travel outside of New England possible depending on the scope of the work. The Company is insured.

        If the nature of your search / scanning requirement is beyond our capabilities we will gladly refer you to someone who can do what you need done.

                                                                             Rates: Quoted individually once the specifications of the job have been provided.

                                                      Law Enforcement / SAR Personnel: We can assist with your search. Private sector searches welcome also.

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School of Fish

60' 1800's Barge

Decking from 90' Steam Boat

24' Sailboat w/rigging

             Marine rail road



                      Scan Lines Track

​​​​​​​​​​​ SonarSAR in the News


                      .45 Pistol Replica

3 Stolen Cars, Merrimack River, Methuen, Mass.

Old millstones recovered-Connecticut                           River / Vermont side

2 Stolen Cars, Merrimack River, Lawrence, Mass.

           Sonar Coverage Map

Illegal 55 gal. drum dump, Shrewsbury, Mass.

Old Bridge Pilings, Lowell, Mass.

Scanning the Merrimack River

                 Boston Globe article


J.W. Fishers Pulse 8X Metal Detector

Stolen Car next to invasives, Charles River, Boston, Mass.

Pipeline in KMZ format-Charles River-Boston

Sonar Search & Recovery
P.O. Box 580
Exeter NH 03833
Tel: 603-778-8939

Cell: 617-513-2778


Snowmobile in 92 feet of water

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     Pipeline-Charles River-Boston

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                  40' Vintage Laker

    Fish-Merrimack River, Newburyport, Mass.

   Channel 9-New Hampshire Chronicle