Cruise Sub series

Multi-purpose luxury submersibles with the greatest available seat capacity.

The Cruise Sub series offers cruise liners, high-end tourism operators, deep ocean researchers, documentary makers and discerning explorers a broad selection of submersibles for 5, 7, 9 or 11 people that can dive as deep as from 300 meters to 1,700 meters.

These unique submarines can accommodate the largest number of occupants of all U-Boat Worx submersibles, while delivering first-class performance, revolving seats, and the ultimate comfort. Thanks to the double-ended viewport design and numerous interior and exterior customization options, these submersibles can be adapted to suit many different applications.

Yacht owners and deep-sea explorers may opt to customise their private Cruise Sub interiors with bespoke lounge seating arrangements, toilets, and privacy screens.

  • Cruise Sub Series

    Cruise Sub

    • 1700 5570 mft
    • 14500 35270 kglb
    • 11
    Learn about the Cruise Sub Series
Model Overview
feet/poundsmeter/kilogram
  • Occupants (min.)

    2
    11
  • Depth (min.)

    100
    1700
    328
    5570
  • Weight (max.)

    2480
    14500
    5465
    35270
  • Height (max.)

    150
    245
    60
    96
Cruise Sub series - overview

Distinctive features of the Cruise Sub series include an optimal forward and transverse sailing capability, a revolving interior that can face the most ideal direction for unobstructed viewing, and a substantial payload for passengers or mission-specific equipment.

Anatomy

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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 Cruise Sub range is no exception. Its dual lifting point configuration – optionally via a single lifting point – allows for safe and quick launch and recovery.

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.

Luxurious and spacious interior

With the Cruise Sub series, we have aspired to create the ultimate in luxury interior design. When onboard a Cruise 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.

Maximal manoeuvrability and speed

The Cruise Subs 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 Cruise Sub series to extend mission time and minimize operational limitations. Abundant power has made it possible to apply more and stronger thrusters on our Cruise Subs. 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 Cruise Sub 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.

Revolving Interior

The exceptional architecture of the Cruise Sub with its two large acrylic spheres offers an incomparable immersive dive experience. All passengers share the same unique, undisturbed and undistorted view in all directions. Passengers are safely and comfortably surrounded by the deep sea. The passenger seats in each sphere are mounted on a revolving platform that can turn to face any direction in order to experience the best view.

Powerful thrusters

A distinctive feature of the Cruise Sub series is omni-directional movement. Four vectored horizontal thrusters allow for forward and transverse sailing capabilities. The interior can rotate to match the sailing direction so every passenger has the best view possible.

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.

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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.

Freeboard extender

Freeboard is the height between the hatch and the waterline. The Freeboard Extender is a sliding barrier that increases the distance between the water and the hatch opening. It simultaneously allows for the submarine to be operated in rough conditions and be stored in low-height garage spaces.

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 Cruise Sub 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 Cruise 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 Cruise Subs! 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.

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.

  • Front view
  • Top view

Features of the Cruise Sub series

  • Sailing in all directions

    The Cruise Subs 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 Cruise Sub series to extend mission time and minimize operational limitations. Abundant power has made it possible to apply more and stronger thrusters on our Cruise Subs. Speed both on the surface and underwater are important to keep the sub on course and in position.

     

    Another advantage The Cruise Sub also sails in any direction, even lateral. Combined with the revolving seating platform the Cruise Sub offers all guests the best view possible regardless of sailing direction.

  • Sailing in all directions

    The Cruise Subs 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 Cruise Sub series to extend mission time and minimize operational limitations. Abundant power has made it possible to apply more and stronger thrusters on our Cruise Subs. Speed both on the surface and underwater are important to keep the sub on course and in position.

     

    Another advantage The Cruise Sub also sails in any direction, even lateral. Combined with the revolving seating platform the Cruise Sub offers all guests the best view possible regardless of sailing direction.

  • The best view for everybody

    The exceptional architecture of the Cruise Sub with its two large acrylic spheres offers an incomparable immersive dive experience. All passengers share the same unique, undisturbed and undistorted view in all directions. With other tourist submarines passengers have little space or small windows. The spacious interior inside each acrylic sphere of the Cruise Sub allows for a comfortable dive experience while being surrounded by the deep sea. The passenger seats in each sphere are mounted on a revolving platform that can turn to face any direction in order to experience the best view.

  • The best view for everybody

    The exceptional architecture of the Cruise Sub with its two large acrylic spheres offers an incomparable immersive dive experience. All passengers share the same unique, undisturbed and undistorted view in all directions. With other tourist submarines passengers have little space or small windows. The spacious interior inside each acrylic sphere of the Cruise Sub allows for a comfortable dive experience while being surrounded by the deep sea. The passenger seats in each sphere are mounted on a revolving platform that can turn to face any direction in order to experience the best view.

  • Forward and reverse exploration

    Besides the ability to sail while the two acrylic spheres face the subject, these submersibles can also sail forward or in reverse direction. Use all horizontal thrusters while moving forward or in reverse to cruise quickly from dive site to dive site. During the entire dive with a Cruise Sub the seating platform can be turned in any desired position in order to get the best view.

  • Forward and reverse exploration

    Besides the ability to sail while the two acrylic spheres face the subject, these submersibles can also sail forward or in reverse direction. Use all horizontal thrusters while moving forward or in reverse to cruise quickly from dive site to dive site. During the entire dive with a Cruise Sub the seating platform can be turned in any desired position in order to get the best view.

  • Boarding position

    While boarding the Cruise Sub both seating platforms face the middle, which allows passengers to get to their seats in comfort. Underwater, passengers may choose this position to share their experience and enjoy each other’s company.

  • Boarding position

    While boarding the Cruise Sub both seating platforms face the middle, which allows passengers to get to their seats in comfort. Underwater, passengers may choose this position to share their experience and enjoy each other’s company.

  • 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.

  • Minimal Maintenance

    Maintenance is limited to rinsing the submarine with fresh water after use and recharging the batteries. The Cruise Subs can dive up to ten times each day – meaning that an unforgettable sub-sea adventure can be offered to 80 guests daily.

  • Minimal Maintenance

    Maintenance is limited to rinsing the submarine with fresh water after use and recharging the batteries. The Cruise Subs can dive up to ten times each day – meaning that an unforgettable sub-sea adventure can be offered to 80 guests daily.

  • Easy boarding

    The Cruise 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 Cruise Subs! Ergonomic and strategically placed handrails, grips and steps help explorers young and old to board safely and comfortably.

  • Easy boarding

    The Cruise 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 Cruise Subs! 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.

  • Launch and 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 Cruise Sub range is no exception. Its dual lifting point configuration – optionally via a single lifting point – allows for safe and quick launch and recovery.

     

    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.

     

    Even with the impressive spacious interior for the large number of passengers, the Cruise Sub has a relatively small footprint. Once the Cruise Sub out the water is, it will demand very little space on the support vessel.

  • Launch and 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 Cruise Sub range is no exception. Its dual lifting point configuration – optionally via a single lifting point – allows for safe and quick launch and recovery.

     

    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.

     

    Even with the impressive spacious interior for the large number of passengers, the Cruise Sub has a relatively small footprint. Once the Cruise Sub out the water is, it will demand very little space on the support vessel.

  • Tourist operations to great depth

    When the Cruise Sub is used for tourism it will offer tourists a once in a lifetime experience. Depending on the model, they can even dive to depths of 1,700 meters. The Cruise Sub series makes it possible to set up a unique tourist operation that will create unforgettable memories.

  • Tourist operations to great depth

    When the Cruise Sub is used for tourism it will offer tourists a once in a lifetime experience. Depending on the model, they can even dive to depths of 1,700 meters. The Cruise Sub series makes it possible to set up a unique tourist operation that will create unforgettable memories.

  • Unique research capabilities

    The Cruise Sub series does not only meet the highest demands for tourism applications or private exploration, but also for research applications. With a maximum depth rating of 1,700 meters, high performance, the best view possible, lots of space and a high payload for options and equipment, the Cruise Sub is an excellent research submarine.

  • Unique research capabilities

    The Cruise Sub series does not only meet the highest demands for tourism applications or private exploration, but also for research applications. With a maximum depth rating of 1,700 meters, high performance, the best view possible, lots of space and a high payload for options and equipment, the Cruise Sub is an excellent research submarine.

Cruise Sub 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
    Learn about the C-Researcher series
  • 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
    Learn about the Super Yacht Sub
  • 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
    Learn about the C-Explorer series
  • HiPer Sub

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

    NEMO
    • NEMO
      100 M 330 Ft
      2,500 KG 5,510 Lb
      2
    Learn about the NEMO
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