The U-Boat Worx story began in 2005 in the Netherlands where it continues to have its design and manufacturing base. Learn more about our heritage and why U-Boat Worx is the logical choice to build your submarine.
The wide range of U-Boat Worx models includes manned personal submarines that can accommodate from one to 11 people and operate to depths of 100 meters up to 3,000 meters.
U-Boat Worx is dedicated to continuous support and growth within the global market for manned submersibles, whether it be for individuals, commercial/research/scientific survey or underwater film makers.
U-Boat Worx has grown year on year and evolved to become the largest builder of private submarines.
The Netherlands is a country renowned for its marine engineering and this heritage continues with the founding of U-Boat Worx by Bert Houtman.
Following a vision to create personal submarines that make access to the subsea readily available, Bert Houtman has realised his dream as the following timeline illustrates:
Every U-Boat Worx submersible is designed, engineered and built to the highest possible standards and registered with the leading classification society, DNV.
In addition to U-Boat Worx’s stringent internal quality control and assurance procedures, every submarine is subjected to extensive and exhaustive testing including hydro-static pressure tests and material qualifications prior to in-house bench testing, followed by harbour then full sea trials before final delivery.
The entire design and engineering function is carried out in-house by our highly experienced and professional work force. Using leading edge 3D design and FEM software, our expert engineers craft proven core components that are unique to our brand. The modular design philosophy provides for total flexibility to cater for each and every customer requirement.
U-Boat Worx is on the cutting edge of technology and leads the world in submersible development ensuring that our customers are always diving with the best of the best.
Testimony to our achievements is catalogued with the following innovations:
U-Boat Worx has set the pace by producing a full and extensive range of models using its unmatched modular componentry. This has created submersibles fit for all purposes and conditions – a series of vessels to suit everyone from the private single enthusiast to the professional groups and anyone in between.
The economies of scale have given U-Boat Worx a distinct industry advantage that is passed on to their customers who enjoy the utmost quality and reliability, backed by superior after-sales service.
The combination of renowned Dutch marine engineering and the best available materials together with unique components has delivered unmatched success to U-Boat Worx.
This formula has worked, is working and will continue to work as the company provides satisfaction to our customers past, present and future by delivering a safe, stylish, and unrivalled product.
U-Boat Worx offers the finest service and support. With our SubSupport, SubCharter and SubExpedition we are ready to help you with everything.
Using the best materials provides for longer and lower-cost maintenance cycles. Advanced corrosion protection with interchangeable modular components and user-friendly practices all make for safe and reliable ownership of every U-Boat Worx submersible.