About Us

Hello, my name is Denis JIMENEZ. I am a boat builder and designer. I am also a sailor. With my wife and our two sons, we have traveled all over the world and have crossed the ocean several times with our sailboats. We are true lovers of the sea, and because it has given us so much, now we want to protect it!

This is why, in 2015 living in Cancún, we created The Ocean Cleaner project and invented the Sargaboat®.

Here is what the media are saying.

Custom Solutions

Formed by a dedicated team based in France and Mexico, The Ocean Cleaner is a start-up created to respond to a recognized problem crying out for a solution – we believe in keeping beaches and oceans free of pollution. We back our convictions with our expertise.

Hotels and resorts were the first to recognize the Sargassum problem as they saw their tourist destinations taking the hit from a 32% reduction in occupancy and loss of reputation. Officials have tried to respond to the massive influxes of Sargassum washing up on shores across the Caribbean with various measures, using rakes and manpower with backhoes to remove or plow under the rotting detritus. While these efforts are laudable, they are only a stopgap and prove expensive to maintain. Others tried deploying booms meant for oil recovery, which were not designed to handle gulf Sargassum weed proliferation and proved ineffective.

At The Ocean Cleaner we take pride in our innovation, in our ability to adapt and resolve problems for our installed customer base, and our willingness to help provide a welcoming environment for guests and visitors.



In action to solve sargassum overload on the coast

Our team at The Ocean Cleaner came up with a better solution, stopping the problem before it lands on the beach and becomes worse. 

We determined Sargassum weeds and detritus could be stopped by a customized floating barrier offshore, then collected by specialized boats and repurposed or recycled in an eco-friendly manner. With the fine mesh in our barrier design, marine life is not adversely affected, and in the case of sea turtles, among others, Sargassum control efforts prove advantageous.

From concept through to design – and implementation – our enthusiastic team of environmentally conscious thinkers and doers has expanded, working from our headquarters in France and Mexico.

This resulted in the deployment of our system in Mexico, where it quickly proved its viability and reliability to resolve a problem that won’t simply wash away. Definite measures are required to address Sargassum. The Ocean Cleaner offers a turnkey, eco-friendly solution for hotels, resorts and local governments.


We aim to gather ressources and people around the globe to protect the seas and fresh water as it is key to life on the planet.

Al Jazeera America interview about sargassum

Christine and Denis Jimenez for Aljazeera America

No Distance Is too Far

Unfortunately, floating pollutions are all over the world but we aim to remove +5000m3 per year by 2025.





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WE Got You Covered

Endangered Wildlife

All floating pollutions are putting at risk so many marine species on earth. Let’s clean the trash so that we won’t eat or breathe it!

Hotels & residences

Protect your waterfront with the best long-term solutions. We will be guiding you all along.

Government & non profit organizations

Neither life or tourism can be sustainable without taking the right actions. The time is now.

Best sargassum solution

Get at least 90% Harvested before it reaches the shore

The only solution approved by Florida Atlantic University