U-Boat Worx has created the Super Sub, its most ground-breaking – and fastest – submersible yet.
Perhaps you grew up watching Hunt for the Red October. Perhaps you preferred the classics like 10,000 Leagues Under the Sea, or you couldn’t take your eyes away when James Cameron dived on the Titanic. Recent accidents not withstanding, diving deep under the waves on a mission of exploration is close to the hearts of many an adventurous soul and with the leaps in technology by companies like U-Boat Worx (creators of the Nautilus, a submersible superyacht), it’s becoming a reality for the well-heeled.
Now you can dive faster and deeper with the company’s newest creation, Super Sub, which can carry three passengers, including the pilot, to a depth of 300 metres.
This groundbreaking submersible, the epitome of elegance and performance, represents a new era in marine technology and sets a new standard for underwater adventures thanks to cutting-edge technology and a streamlined design.
The new submersible boasts an impressive 100 kW of thrust, enabling it to reach speeds of up to 10 knots. It can smoothly ascend and descend at inclines of up to 45 degrees while executing rapid banking turns, ensuring agile and swift underwater maneuverability.
This enhanced speed capability enables the Super Sub to navigate in powerful underwater currents while also matching the pace of larger marine creatures, which you’ll see through a remarkably clear fully acrylic pressure hull that’s been positioned at the front of the submersible, offering an unobstructed view in every direction, unimpeded by ballast tanks, batteries, and other components.
The SHARC Controller ensures that the hydrofoils operate in unison with the powerful thruster systems, guaranteeing guests the most thrilling ride and even more manoeuvrability.
An auto-heading system ensures the sub automatically maintain its current heading, whether following a course or approaching an object of interest, while the U-Boat Worx Information System (UIS) provides the pilot with direct access to all pertinent information through a user-friendly touchscreen display.
Of course, there’s also state-of-the-art safety systems including a ‘maximum depth protection’ feature that prevents the pilot from descending beyond the submarine’s maximum operating depth, while a large drop weight can be manually released from within the vessel to increase buoyancy and assist in returning to the surface in case of an emergency.
All for a cool EUR5.2 (US$5.4) million.
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