U-Boat Worx has launched three new luxury submarine models: the Cruise Sub 5, Cruise Sub 7 and Cruise Sub 9. The Cruise Sub 5 and 7 are capable of diving to 1,140 metres making them the deepest-diving tourist submersibles ever. Depending on the model, it can carry five, seven or nine persons per dive.
After the first success stories of submersibles operated from luxury Cruise Ships like The Taipan from Star Cruises and the Crystal Esprit, the Netherlands-based submersible manufacturer is seeing increased demand from the industry.
“Our operations on cruise ships inspired the development of the Cruise Sub series” says Bert Houtman, Founder and Chairman at U-Boat Worx. “Whether the operator focuses on exclusive deep sea exploration in remote destinations or on doing numerous subsea excursions on coral reefs, the Cruise Subs are optimised for maximising the guest experience”.
Traditional tourist submersibles have small windows, and passenger seating much like a bus. The new Cruise Sub series is based on the U-Boat Worx submersibles that are used on exclusive private super yachts and by research institutes. All guests will enjoy the same panoramic experience thanks to two large acrylic spheres that place everyone on the front row.
The interior can revolve inside the sphere, ensuring passengers always have the best view while diving – regardless of the direction the submersible is travelling.
The submersibles are designed to international standards and can be operated non-stop for up to 12 hours. The submersibles are battery-powered and therefore have no impact on the marine environment in which they operate, so diving in a U-Boat Worx submarine is an ecologically sound activity.
Source: Ocean News & Technology