C-Researcher series

The elite in manned submersibles.

The C-Researcher series offers scientists, researchers, documentary makers and explorers the most outstanding submersibles ever built. Apart from the fact that these versatile submarines are ideally suited for research, their view, efficiency and speed make them also perfect for those who simply wish take in the views of the deep sea.

The six different submarines in the C-Researcher series let private explorers and researcher pick the most suitable submersible for their mission objectives.

  • C-Researcher Series

    C-Researcher Series

    • 3000 9840 mft
    • 11300 24912 kglb
    • 3
    Learn about the C-Researcher Series
Model Overview
feet/poundsmeter/kilogram
  • Occupants (min.)

    2
    3
  • Depth (min.)

    100
    3000
    328
    9840
  • Weight (max.)

    2480
    11300
    5465
    24912
  • Height (max.)

    150
    270
    60
    106

Anatomy

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Automatic trim weight system

The C-Researchers are characterised by their abundant payload. This payload can be used for carrying many optional extras or collecting underwater objects. The automatic trim weight system maintains the horizontal trim of the submersible when gathering heavy samples and at the surface.

Carefree launch & recovery

When designing each model, U-Boat Worx factors in a variety of specific solutions to ensure safe and effortless launch and recovery from any type of support vessel. The C-Researcher is no exception. Its single lifting point allows for safe and quick launch and recovery. Man-riding certification is standard to support lifting operations to take place with people inside the submersible, if desired.

Another unique feature of each U-Boat Worx submersible is the MARLIN Controller. This wireless remote control allows the operator or pilot to steer the submarine while it is on the surface – effortlessly guiding the sub away from, or back to, the support vessel.

Uncompromised surface capabilities

The C-Researcher 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 C-Researchers! Ergonomic and strategically placed handrails, grips and steps help explorers young and old to board safely and comfortably.

UIS

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

Luxurious and spacious interior

With the C-Researcher series, we have aspired to create the ultimate in luxury interior design. When onboard a C-Researcher, 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.

Maximal manoeuvrability and speed

The C-Researchers utilise U-Boat Worx’ latest Pressure-Tolerant Lithium-ion battery system. This new battery technology offers up to 100% more capacity than traditional private submarines. A total capacity of 62 kWh allows the C-Researcher series to extend mission time and minimize operational limitations. Abundant power has made it possible to apply more and stronger thrusters on our C-Researchers. Speed both on the surface and underwater are important to keep the sub on course and in position. Another advantage is that greater depths can be reached in record time. The C-Researcher series is without peer.

Effortless control

Each U-Boat Worx submersible is delivered with a world-class pilot training course. The intuitive interface of our submersibles is easy for pilots to learn. Unique to the U-Boat Worx private submarines is passengers being able to navigate the submersible while under supervision of the pilot. The unique control device – the MANTA Controller – can simply be handed over by the pilot to his guests for a once-in-a-lifetime opportunity to personally steer a submarine.

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 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.

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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. If desired, its man-riding certification supports lifting operations to take place with people inside.

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.

Ever-ready

Some may believe that getting a submersible ready to dive is a time-consuming operation. However, Owners of U-Boat Worx submersibles know that their submarines are simple, efficient and easy to launch and recover. Pre-dive preparations are swiftly executed by our effective design, state-of-the-art software and smart checklists that ensure your submersible is ready to dive whenever you are.

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 safety buoy of the deep-diving C-Researcher models also sends a signal to the mother ship. The Dyneema Rope that connects the buoy with the submersible measures 1.5 times the operating depth of the submersible.

Uncompromised surface capabilities

The C-Researcher 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 C-Researchers! Ergonomic and strategically placed handrails, grips and steps help explorers young and old to board safely and comfortably.

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.

Effortless control

Each U-Boat Worx submersible is delivered with a world-class pilot training course. The intuitive interface of our submersibles is easy for pilots to learn. Unique to the U-Boat Worx private submarines is passengers being able to navigate the submersible while under supervision of the pilot. The unique control device – the MANTA Controller – can simply be handed over by the pilot to his guests for a once-in-a-lifetime opportunity to personally steer a submarine.

Maximum manoeuvrability & speed

The C-Researchers utilise U-Boat Worx’ latest Pressure-Tolerant Lithium-ion battery system. This new battery technology offers up to 100% more capacity than traditional private submarines. A total capacity of 62 kWh allows the C-Researcher series to extend mission time and minimize operational limitations. Abundant power has made it possible to apply more and stronger thrusters on our C-Researchers. Speed both on the surface and underwater are important to keep the sub on course and in position. Another advantage is that greater depths can be reached in record time. The C-Researcher series is without peer.

  • Front view
  • Rear view

Features of the C-Researcher series

  • 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.

  • 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.

  • MAXIMUM MANOEUVRABILITY AND SPEED

    The C-Researchers utilise U-Boat Worx’ latest Pressure-Tolerant Lithium-ion battery system. This new battery technology offers up to 100% more capacity than traditional private submarines. A total capacity of 62 kWh allows the C-Researcher series to extend mission time and minimize operational limitations. Abundant power has made it possible to apply more and stronger thrusters on our C-Researchers. Speed both on the surface and underwater are important to keep the sub on course and in position. Another advantage is that greater depths can be reached in record time. The C-Researcher series is without peer.

  • MAXIMUM MANOEUVRABILITY AND SPEED

    The C-Researchers utilise U-Boat Worx’ latest Pressure-Tolerant Lithium-ion battery system. This new battery technology offers up to 100% more capacity than traditional private submarines. A total capacity of 62 kWh allows the C-Researcher series to extend mission time and minimize operational limitations. Abundant power has made it possible to apply more and stronger thrusters on our C-Researchers. Speed both on the surface and underwater are important to keep the sub on course and in position. Another advantage is that greater depths can be reached in record time. The C-Researcher series is without peer.

  • Ever-ready

    Some may believe that getting a submersible ready to dive is a time-consuming operation. However, Owners of U-Boat Worx submersibles know that their submarines are simple, efficient and easy to launch and recover. Pre-dive preparations are swiftly executed by our effective design, state-of-the-art software and smart checklists that ensure your submersible is ready to dive whenever you are.

  • Ever-ready

    Some may believe that getting a submersible ready to dive is a time-consuming operation. However, Owners of U-Boat Worx submersibles know that their submarines are simple, efficient and easy to launch and recover. Pre-dive preparations are swiftly executed by our effective design, state-of-the-art software and smart checklists that ensure your submersible is ready to dive whenever you are.

  • Uncompromised surface capabilities

    The C-Researcher 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 C-Researchers! Ergonomic and strategically placed handrails, grips and steps help explorers young and old to board safely and comfortably.

  • Uncompromised surface capabilities

    The C-Researcher 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 C-Researchers! Ergonomic and strategically placed handrails, grips and steps help explorers young and old to board safely and comfortably.

  • Effortless control

    Each U-Boat Worx submersible is delivered with a world-class pilot training course. The intuitive interface of our submersibles is easy for pilots to learn. Unique to the U-Boat Worx private submarines is passengers being able to navigate the submersible while under supervision of the pilot. The unique control device – the MANTA Controller – can simply be handed over by the pilot to his guests for a once-in-a-lifetime opportunity to personally steer a submarine.

  • Effortless control

    Each U-Boat Worx submersible is delivered with a world-class pilot training course. The intuitive interface of our submersibles is easy for pilots to learn. Unique to the U-Boat Worx private submarines is passengers being able to navigate the submersible while under supervision of the pilot. The unique control device – the MANTA Controller – can simply be handed over by the pilot to his guests for a once-in-a-lifetime opportunity to personally steer a submarine.

  • CAREFREE LAUNCH & RECOVERY

    When designing each model, U-Boat Worx factors in a variety of specific solutions to ensure safe and effortless launch and recovery from any type of support vessel. The C-Researcher is no exception. Its single lifting point allows for safe and quick launch and recovery. Man-riding certification is standard to support lifting operations to take place with people inside the submersible, if desired.

     

    Another unique feature of each U-Boat Worx submersible is the MARLIN Controller. This wireless remote control allows the operator or pilot to steer the submarine while it is on the surface – effortlessly guiding the sub away from, or back to, the support vessel.

  • CAREFREE LAUNCH & RECOVERY

    When designing each model, U-Boat Worx factors in a variety of specific solutions to ensure safe and effortless launch and recovery from any type of support vessel. The C-Researcher is no exception. Its single lifting point allows for safe and quick launch and recovery. Man-riding certification is standard to support lifting operations to take place with people inside the submersible, if desired.

     

    Another unique feature of each U-Boat Worx submersible is the MARLIN Controller. This wireless remote control allows the operator or pilot to steer the submarine while it is on the surface – effortlessly guiding the sub away from, or back to, the support vessel.

C-Researcher models

  • C-Researcher series

    C-Researcher Series
    • C-Researcher 2
      500 M 1,640 Ft
      5,750 KG 12,700 Lb
      2
    • C-Researcher 2
      1,140 M 3,740 Ft
      7,200 KG 15,800 Lb
      2
    • C-Researcher 2
      3,000 M 9,840 Ft
      9,960 KG 21,950 Lb
      2
    • C-Researcher 3
      300 M 1,000 Ft
      6,300 KG 13,900 Lb
      3
    • C-Researcher 3
      1,140 M 3,740 Ft
      8,900 KG 19,620 Lb
      3
    • C-Researcher 3
      2,500 M 8,200 Ft
      11,300 KG 24,910 Lb
      3
    • C-Researcher 3 LH
      500 M 1,640 Ft
      4,100 KG 9,040 Lb
      3
    • C-Researcher 3 LH
      1,700 M 5,570 Ft
      10,500 KG 23,150 Lb
      3
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  • Cruise Sub series

    Cruise Sub Series
    • Cruise Sub 5
      500 M 1,640 Ft
      8,500 KG 18,750 Lb
      5
    • Cruise Sub 5
      1,140 M 3,750 Ft
      11,000 KG 24,250 Lb
      5
    • Cruise Sub 5
      1,700 M 5,570 Ft
      16,000 KG 35,260 Lb
      5
    • Cruise Sub 7
      300 M 1,000 Ft
      9,500 KG 20,940 Lb
      7
    • Cruise Sub 7
      1,140 M 3,740 Ft
      14,500 KG 31,970 Lb
      7
    • Cruise Sub 9
      300 M 1,000 Ft
      11,000 KG 24,250 Lb
      9
    • Cruise Sub 11
      200 M 650 Ft
      13,300 KG 29,320 Lb
      11
    Learn about the Cruise Sub series
  • Super Yacht Sub

    Super Yacht Sub 3
    • Super Yacht Sub 3
      300 M 1,000 Ft
      3,800 KG 8,380 Lb
      3
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  • C-Explorer series

    C-Explorer Series
    • C-Explorer 3
      300 M 1,000 Ft
      6,010 KG 13,250 Lb
      3
    • C-Explorer 5
      200 M 650 Ft
      7,340 KG 16,180 Lb
      5
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  • HiPer Sub

    HiPer Sub Series
    • Hiper Sub 2
      100 M 330 Ft
      2,500 KG 5,510 Lb
      2
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  • NEMO

    NEMO
    • NEMO
      100 M 330 Ft
      2,500 KG 5,510 Lb
      2
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Model Overview
feet/poundsmeter/kilogram
  • Occupants (min.)

    2
    11
  • Depth (min.)

    100
    3000
    328
    9840
  • Weight (max.)

    2480
    16000
    5465
    35270
  • Height (max.)

    150
    290
    60
    120