Super Yacht Sub 3 - 500LX

Optimal comfort and the best dive experience from your yacht.

  • 3
  • 500 m
  • 4,100 kg
  • 16 hours

Dive to depths of up to 500 meters from almost any yacht. The Super Yacht Sub 3 – 500LX offers yacht owners the opportunity to dive in comfort and style to great depths. This ultimate superyacht submersible has a luxurious and spacious interior, which houses customised leather seats, powerful air-conditioning, a hi-fidelity surround system, and even chill your favourite drinks in a cold-storage box.

The high-capacity batteries give this submarine the endurance required to excel throughout a full day of diving. Both underwater and on the surface, its performance is unmatched. Six thrusters allow for omni-directional movement, facilitating lateral excursions along a stunning wreck or reef for the best view.

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As with all U-Boat Worx submersibles, the Super Yacht Sub 3 – 500LX is delivered with a classification certificate by DNV GL and submersible pilot training for the owner or crew. As a result of its efficient design, the Super Yacht Sub 3 is always ready for action and only requires a minimum of crew.

Anatomy

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Side viewports

The Super Yacht Sub 3 – 500LX is designed with two additional side viewports to provide additional view for the submersible pilot.

Unimpeded view

To experience the underwater world in the optimal way, one of U-Boat Worx’ design priorities has always been the clearest view. To ensure this, our remarkably clear fully acrylic pressure hull has been positioned at the front of the submersible, providing an unobstructed view in every direction, unimpeded by ballast tanks, batteries and other components.

Pressure-Tolerant Lithium-ion Battery Technology

The Pressure-Tolerant Battery System houses the batteries and electronics in oil-filled pressurised enclosures. The use of pressure-resistant components reduces the size and weight of the submersible, particularly on the deep-diving models.

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

Thrusters

The powerful thrusters and the excellent manoeuvrability of the Super Yacht Subs  provide superior performance both on the surface as well as underwater. The submersibles can go faster, manoeuvre better, and dive for longer, compared with others on the market. The six thrusters provide unparalleled control and omni-directional movement, including unmatched lateral movement.

Luxurious and spacious interior

With the U-Boat Worx Super Yacht Sub series, we have aspired to create the ultimate in luxury interior design. When onboard a Super Yacht Sub, guests enjoy exhilarating views from a sumptuous chair in a comfortable air-conditioned environment with variable airflow, adjustable from each seat. You can also enjoy music from a hi-fidelity Bluetooth sound-system and even chill your favourite drinks in a cold-storage box.

Sonar

This compact ultra-wide (130-degree) field-of-view instrument has a range of 100 meters, which acts as a second set of eyes when navigating the subsea terrain.

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Safety Buoy

The Safety Buoy is characteristic for U-Boat Worx submersibles. When released it marks the position of the submarine on the surface. The Dyneema Rope that connects the buoy with the submersible measures 1.5 times the operating depth of the submersible.

Uncompromised surface capabilities

The Super Yacht Sub is highly stable yet deftly manoeuvrable on the surface. These are very important characteristics for easy boarding of the sub. Nobody gets wet feet while embarking or disembarking the Super Yacht Subs! Ergonomic and strategically placed handrails, grips and steps help explorers young and old to board safely and comfortably.

Thrusters

The powerful thrusters and the excellent manoeuvrability of the Super Yacht Sub 3 provide superior performance both on the surface as well as underwater. The submersibles can go faster, manoeuvre better, and dive for longer, compared with others on the market. The six thrusters provide unparalleled control and omni-directional movement, including unmatched lateral movement.

Large access hatch

You embark the submarine through its top-hatch. This is a large opening on the top that allows for comfortable entry into the interior of the submersible.

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  • Rear view

Key specifications and features

Specifications
  • Depth

    500 meters

  • Occupants

    1 pilot, 2 passengers

  • Endurance

    16 hours

  • Speed

    3 knots

  • Weight

    4,100 kg

  • Length

    313 cm

  • Width

    285 cm

  • Height

    185 cm

  • Battery capacity

    32 kWh

  • Propulsion

    4 x 5.5 kW + 2 x 6.4 kW

Features
  • PRESSURE-TOLERANT BATTERY SYSTEM

    The Pressure-Tolerant Battery System houses the batteries and electronics in oil-filled pressurised enclosures. The use of pressure-resistant components reduces the size and weight of the submersible, particularly on the deep-diving models.

  • 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. The Lithium-ion Battery System can be quickly recharged and is maintenance-free.

  • MANTA Controller

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

  • MARLIN Controller

    Initially developed to make launch and recovery effortless and safe, the MARLIN Controller is a wireless remote that can navigate the submarine on the surface. Once the submarine is in the water, the controller can be used to steer it away from the support vessel without a pilot inside. The MARLIN Controller can also be used to keep the submarine in position above a dive site, while the pilot assists with passenger embarkation.

  • Auto-depth

    With Auto-depth engaged, the submersible will hold steady at its current depth. When applying vertical thrust, the function will automatically disengage and seamlessly respond to the pilot’s commands. This function forms part of the intelligent pilot assistance features.

  • Auto-heading

    When Auto-heading is activated, the submersible will automatically hold its current heading, whether following a course or facing an object of interest. This function forms part of the intelligent pilot assistance features.

  • UIS

    The U-Boat Worx Information System (UIS) gives the pilot direct access to all relevant information on a clear touchscreen display. This PLC-based network of sensors ensures the right information is provided at the right time. The UIS makes diving effortless.

  • Single lifting point

    The single lifting point makes launch and recovery quick and easy. By only having to attach it at one point – to the crane – you create a safer environment. With the quick-release and efficient-connect lifting gear, you can be quickly in and out of the water.

  • Omni-directional operation

    Apart from the basic forward, reverse, up and down movements, the submersible can also move laterally. Lateral movement greatly optimises object approach, view, and dive efficiency.

Safety
  • Maximum Depth Protection (MDP)

    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 certified depth.

  • Deadman's switch (DMS)

    This DMS safety system will automatically resurface the submersible in the unlikely event that the pilot becomes incapable of controlling it. 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 it to the surface.

  • Safety Buoy

    The Safety 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 at all times the exact position of the submarine when submerged.

  • DNV GL certification

    Certification by the world-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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