C-Explorer 2

The submarine equivalent to a workhorse

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  • 100 m
  • 3,300 kg
  • 12 hours

Expand your world with the C-Explorer 2; robust performance and comfort

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The C-Explorer 2’s simplicity and, robustness make diving this submersible easy, as does its unrivalled performance. A workhorse amongst submarines, this U-Boat Worx vehicle can carry two people to a
depth of 100 meters. The versatility and modularity of the C-Explorer 2 make it the ultimate submersible for oceanographic research activities.

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The best dive experience

  • Total Safety

    Dependable, and packed with U-Boat Worx’ full menu of unique safety features.

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    Unparalleled comfort

    The best-in-class interior space, with the submersible industry’s most powerful air-conditioning system.

  • Uncompromised Surface Capabilities

    With all-weather capability and nearly 1 meter of freeboard, this submersible can be operated in most weather conditions.

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    Unrivalled mission-adaptability

    Being the first U-Boat Worx submersible ever designed with Flexible Diving Tanks, this set the benchmark for the industry. The Flexible Diving Tanks fold away, requiring less storage space, delivering increased manoeuvrability with less drag.

Anatomy

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Lithium-ion Battery Technology

The latest in Lithium-ion battery technology is used to give our submersibles the ultimate performance, lowest weight, smallest footprint, and best endurance possible. The Lithium-ion battery can be quickly recharged and is maintenance-free.

Flexible Diving Tanks

Diving tanks provide buoyancy and stability on the surface. U-Boat Worx’s flexible diving tanks are made of rubber-like Hypalon®. When deflated to dive they completely compress, and do not replace their volume with water. This greatly increases underwater performance as there is no additional underwater mass, improving the streamline. Storing the submersible with deflated diving tanks also requires less space.

Acrylic Viewport

The fully acrylic viewport gives you the best panoramic view of the underwater world possible.

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Flexible Diving Tanks

Diving tanks provide buoyancy and stability on the surface. U-Boat Worx’s flexible diving tanks are made of rubber-like Hypalon®. When deflated to dive they completely compress, and do not replace their volume with water. This greatly increases underwater performance as there is no additional underwater mass, improving the streamline. Storing the submersible with deflated diving tanks also requires less space.

Thrusters

The powerful thrusters and the excellent manoeuvrability of the C-Explorer 2 boost superior surface performance. You will be able to go faster, manoeuvre better and expand your operational window.

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  • Rear View

Key Specifications & Features

Specifications
  • Depth

    100 meters

  • Occupants

    1 pilot, 1 passenger

  • Endurance

    8 hours

  • Speed

    3 knots

  • Weight

    3,350 kg

  • Width

    244 cm

  • Length

    431 cm

  • Height

    207 cm

Features
  • Lithium-ion battery technology

    The latest in Lithium-ion battery technology is used to give our submersibles the ultimate performance, lowest weight, smallest footprint, and best endurance possible. The Lithium-ion battery can be quickly recharged and is maintenance-free.

  • Flexible diving tanks

    Diving tanks provide buoyancy and stability on the surface. U-Boat Worx’s Flexible Diving Tanks are made of rubber-like Hypalon®. When deflated to dive they completely compress, and do not replace their volume with water. This greatly increases underwater performance as there is no additional underwater mass, improving the streamline. Storing the submersible with deflated diving tanks also requires less space.

  • MANTA Controller

    The MANTA Controller allows for pinpoint precision manoeuvring. The intuitive controls allow for supervised passenger steering, offering passengers an even more exciting experience. The controller allows quick access to intelligent pilot assistance functions such as Auto-heading and Auto-depth.

  • MARLIN Controller

    Developed to make Launch & Recovery effortless and efficient, the MARLIN Controller is a wireless remote to navigate the submarine on the surface. Once the submarine is in the water the controller can be used to navigate it away from the support vessel without a pilot inside. It can also be used to bring the submarine into position above a dive site or for easy passenger transfer.

  • Container Fit

    This submersible is designed to fit in a shipping container. Perfect for when the submersible needs to be transported to and deployed in different locations.

Safety
  • Maximum depth protection

    The MDP feature prevents the pilot from diving deeper than the submarine’s maximum operating depth. In case the submersible should ever find itself too deep, this safety feature will automatically raise the sub until it is once again within its ideal depth limits.

  • Deadman's Switch

    This DMS safety system will automatically resurface the submersible in the unlikely event that the pilot becomes incapable of controlling the submarine. The pilot needs to acknowledge the DMS every 10 minutes, otherwise it will initiate the ascent procedure.

  • Drop Weight

    This weight can be manually released from within the submersible to increase the buoyancy of the submarine and return to the surface.

  • Safety Buoy

    The red buoy is characteristic for U-Boat Worx submersibles. When released it marks the position of the submarine on the surface. The Dyneema Rope attached measures 1.5 x the operating depth of the submersible, and is strong enough to lift it to the surface.

  • Pinger

    A Pinger gives out a pulse that can be received on the surface. With the receiver unit, you can pinpoint the exact position of the submarine when submerged.

  • DNV GL Certification

    Certified by leading classification society, DNV GL, requires each individual submersible to meet stringent and extensive rules and regulations, as well as pass a range of rigorous test and trials from design to final delivery. Overseen by independent surveyors, this is an independent verification of the safety of every U-Boat Worx submersible.

     

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