A new luxury submarine is capable of transporting three passengers underwater at depths of up to 300m (984ft) at astonishing speed.
Dutch firm U-Boat Worx claim their bullet-shaped Super Sub is ‘the most flow-dynamic submersible the world has ever seen.’
Able to travel through the ocean at 10 knots, they say it is ‘3-4 knots faster than the top cruising speed of a bottlenose dolphin, and 7 knots faster than the average submersible.’
The premium submersible has a depth rating of 300 metres, and is said to have the same efficient flow dynamics as an electric car.
A previous incarnation of the Super Sub was thought to have cost over £5million and this new version will be no different.
According to U-Boat Worx marketing manager Roy Heijdra, prices for the vessel will start at $5.8 million (£4.8 million) for the base model.
U-Boat Worx CEO Bert Houtman explains: ‘We are very excited about this development.’
‘It’s something we have been working hard on, and now to have the most flow-dynamic submersible possible, we couldn’t be more pleased.’
Super Sub specifications
The Super Sub is an ultra-luxury submarine comprising the very latest underwater tech.
- Depth: 300m
- Occupancy: 2 passengers and 1 pilot
- Weight: 9,000kg
- Endurance: 8 hours
- Length: 650cm
- Width: 327cm
- Height: 214cm
- Battery: 62kWh
- Speed: 10 knots
The Super Sub has features a propulsion system with four powerful thrusters delivering 60 kW of thrust.
When combined with the rudders, it allows for steep 30-degree climbs and dives.
The result is the ‘smoothest and most exhilarating underwater experience’, all while maintaining a 360-degree view.
The submersible has been sold to its first owner and U-Boat Worx is executing sea trials in spring 2023.