C-Researcher 3 submarine wins Red Dot Product Design Award 

14/04/2021

Dutch submersible manufacturer U-Boat Worx is delighted to announce that their new “C-Researcher 3” submersible has won a Red Dot Product Design Award.

The international design competition – the “Red Dot Design Award” – is aimed at those who wish to distinguish their business activities through design. Outstanding design is selected by competent expert juries in the areas of product design, communication design, and design concepts. Never before in the more than 60-year history of the design competition have so many companies and design studios faced the professional judgment of the international jury as this year. Products from more than 60 countries were evaluated in a stringent process lasting several days.

The C-Researcher 3 is the deepest diving (full acrylic sphere) submersible ever produced. Built to explore the deep sea in air-conditioned comfort, it can safely dive to 1,140 meters below; allowing adventurers to explore hidden shipwrecks, search for new aquatic species, or simply enjoy the breath taking underwater marine environment.

The full acrylic sphere is the best in the industry: optically perfect, colourless and distortion-free. To achieve a crystal-clear field of vision, the latest techniques and finest quality materials are used to create the best viewing acrylic sphere possible.

By locating most of the submarine’s systems behind the acrylic sphere, the widest range of vision is created – including downward view. This means explorers can enjoy the most immersive experience possible. Moreover, all external tools such as robotic manipulator arms can be easily observed, for efficient and accurate control.

A dual climate-control system keeps passengers pleasantly cool when diving in warm Caribbean waters, and comfortable when voyaging in freezing Arctic waters. The battery system, developed in-house by U-Boat Worx, results in a 350% increase of battery capacity when compared to traditional submersibles. The abundance of power makes it possible to apply more and stronger electrical thrusters, extend mission time, install additional lights and halve travel time between the surface and the ocean floor.

The long deck space, high freeboard and special tender bumper on the back of the submersible ensure that passengers can comfortably board without getting wet feet. The C-Researcher series will enable yacht owners, researchers and explorers alike to extend the boundaries of submersible diving in terms of mission time and depth.

U-Boat Worx has an in-house team of highly experienced specialist engineers and technicians who have ensured that the new C-Researcher 3 is at the pinnacle of the manned submersible market. They have combined leading-edge design and manufacturing expertise to produce the world’s most advanced luxury submersible.

“Winning a Red Dot Product Design Award for the second consecutive year in a row is a crowning achievement for our company,” said Bert Houtman, Founder and Chairman of U-Boat Worx. “It reinforces to our clients that our products are world class. Our sub owners are not only first to explore unseen sites with the most capable and robust submersible ever built, but also doing so in style.”

The first C-Researcher 3 -1140 was installed aboard M/Y Game Changer last month. With the delivery of this first C-Researcher 3 -1140 and a further 10 deliveries scheduled in 2021, U-Boat Worx continues to consolidate its position as market leader.

 

 

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  • 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
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  • 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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    • NEMO
      100 M 330 Ft
      2,500 KG 5,510 Lb
      2
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    • Super Sub
      300 M 1,000 Ft
      9,000 KG 19,800 Lb
      3
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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