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U-Boat Worx plumbs new depths with latest tourist subs

U-Boat Worx plumbs new depths ...
U-Boat Work has created the deepest-diving tourist submarines in the world
U-Boat Work has created the deepest-diving tourist submarines in the world
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U-Boat Worx is hoping to sell its Cruise Subs to resorts and cruise ship operators
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U-Boat Worx is hoping to sell its Cruise Subs to resorts and cruise ship operators
U-Boat Worx places passengers behind two large acrylic spheres for a panoramic view
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U-Boat Worx places passengers behind two large acrylic spheres for a panoramic view
U-Boat Worx has designed the interior with luxury in mind
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U-Boat Worx has designed the interior with luxury in mind
The Cruise Sub's interior has been designed with luxury in mind, which means there are comfortable leather seats, a bespoke audio system and air conditioning
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The Cruise Sub's interior has been designed with luxury in mind, which means there are comfortable leather seats, a bespoke audio system and air conditioning
Up to nine people can enjoy a panoramic view at depths beyond 1,000 m
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Up to nine people can enjoy a panoramic view at depths beyond 1,000 m
The seats in the Cruise Sub can move to give all passengers a good look at what's going on
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The seats in the Cruise Sub can move to give all passengers a good look at what's going on
Passengers sit behind two acrylic bubbles
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Passengers sit behind two acrylic bubbles
The Cruise Sub's design is based on the work U-Boat Worx done on research and personal submarines
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The Cruise Sub's design is based on the work U-Boat Worx done on research and personal submarines
The pilot sits in the central pressure cylinder, and can learn to drive in just two weeks
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The pilot sits in the central pressure cylinder, and can learn to drive in just two weeks
U-Boat Worx claims the sub can even be piloted by passengers when time and space permit
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U-Boat Worx claims the sub can even be piloted by passengers when time and space permit
U-Boat Work has created the deepest-diving tourist submarines in the world
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U-Boat Work has created the deepest-diving tourist submarines in the world
The U-Boat Worx Cruise Sub
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The U-Boat Worx Cruise Sub
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U-Boat Worx has unveiled a new take on tourist submarines, designed to show lucky passengers more of the underwater world around them. The Cruise Sub can take 5, 7 or 9 people to 1,140 m (3,740 ft), which the company says makes them the deepest-diving 5 and 7-person tourist submarines on the market.

Whereas traditional tourist submarines are laid out like a bus with small windows on the side, U-Boat Worx places passengers behind two large acrylic spheres for a panoramic view of what's going on around them. The driver sits within the cylindrical pressure hull in the middle, and the interior seating can rotate to give everyone a good look at what's going on.

This layout is based on the design used on the luxury-yacht and research-friendly units U-Boat Worx has created in past.

U-Boat Worx places passengers behind two large acrylic spheres for a panoramic view
U-Boat Worx places passengers behind two large acrylic spheres for a panoramic view

The interior has been designed with luxury in mind, which means there are comfortable leather seats, a bespoke audio system and air conditioning - more than can be said for your average SCUBA expedition. Speaking of SCUBA diving, passengers need no qualifications to explore the Little Mermaid's environment.

Pilots do need training, but it only takes two weeks to become certified and U-Boat Worx says pilots can even hand the controls to passengers in a safe environment. The Cruise Subs are battery powered and can dive for up to twelve hours.

Pricing for the five-seat Cruise Sub starts at €2,530,000 (US$2,886,224), but there are optional extras available. U-Boat Worx is hoping to sell the 5, 7 and 9 seat subs to cruise ship operators and resorts.

Source: U-Boat Worx

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Tom Lee Mullins
I think they are way cool. It would be neat to go someplace and experience one; the ride, the view and video tape for the future (when one looks back and remembers).
Stephen N Russell
Limited production, say 20-30 worldwide, Test in HI or off PR, Mexico, Caribbean alone Be awesome Make larger for 20 persons alone