Launch of revolutionary research submarine: C-Researcher 3

25/08/2015

U-Boat Worx today announced the launch of the C-Researcher 3, world’s first transparent 3-person submersible capable of diving to 1,700 meters (5,577 feet).

U-Boat Worx has teamed up with leading scientists to design a compact and cost-effective submarine that enables scientists, policy makers and philanthropists to explore the world’s oceans with an unrivaled combination of safety, high performance, ultra-wide field of vision and outstanding comfort. UBW already builds a range of private submersibles that provided the proven technology for this C-Researcher 3.

To resolve key ecological issues, the scientific community is in need for tools that enable a detailed study of our oceans. The presence of human-beings in the sub sea environment is essential in that it allows for much more effective observation and research compared to unmanned underwater vehicles.

It is the first time that a spherical acrylic pressure hull is applied to reach these depths. Bert Houtman, Founder of U-Boat Worx comments: “Those lucky few diving our C-Researcher will be rewarded with stunning panoramic views of a rich and diverse underwater scenery that has been hidden from mankind since the existence of our oceans”.

Advances in design software and materials have allowed U-Boat Worx to achieve compact dimensions and a limited weight. Unlike traditional research submarines that are restricted to operate from large dedicated mother vessels, the C-Researcher 3 can be operated from a wide range of vessels including super yachts. The C-Researcher 3 can also be transported in a shipping container to minimize mobilization time and cost.

Safety of the submarine and its occupants is guaranteed by numerous safety features and redundant systems. Additionally, the independent classification authority DNV-GL oversees the design, construction and trials of each individual submersible.

An extensive list of optional tools can be mounted so that scientists can collect bottom samples and marine organisms, measure water conditions, create 2D/3D underwater maps and analyze the seabed.

For more information about the C-Researcher 3, visit the product page.

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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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  • 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
      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