Amsterdam — 8 April 2016. U-Boat Worx unveils new private submarines especially designed for cruise ships and tourism, including the deepest-diving ever built.
U-Boat Worx has launched three new luxury submarine models: the Cruise Sub 5, Cruise Sub 7 and Cruise Sub 9. The Cruise Sub 5 and 7 are capable of diving to 1,140 meters making them the deepest-diving tourist submarine ever. Depending on the model, it can carry 5, 7 or 9 persons per dive.
After the first success stories of submarines operated from luxury Cruise Ships like The Taipan from Star Cruises and the Crystal Esprit, the Netherlands-based submersible manufacturer is seeing increased demand from the industry.
“Our operations on cruise ships inspired the development of the Cruise Sub series” says Bert Houtman, Founder and Chairman at U-Boat Worx. “Whether the operator focuses on exclusive deep sea exploration in remote destinations or on doing numerous sub sea excursions on coral reefs, the Cruise Subs are optimized for maximizing the guest experience”.
Traditional tourist submarines have small windows, and passenger seating much like a bus. The new Cruise Sub series is based on the U-Boat Worx submersibles that are used on exclusive private super yachts and by research institutes. All guests will enjoy the same panoramic experience thanks to two large acrylic spheres that place everyone on the front row.
The interior can revolve inside the sphere, ensuring passengers always have the best view while diving – regardless of the direction the submersible is travelling.
The submersibles are designed to international standards and can be operated non-stop for up to 12 hours. The submarines are battery-powered and therefore have no impact on the marine environment in which they operate, so diving in a U-Boat Worx submersible is an ecologically sound activity.
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