Submersible yacht concepts have been created before, however, none have made the leap from an idea into reality. U-Boat Worx intends to be the first, using the company’s experience in creating small submersibles to engineer and launch a fully certified submersible with all the comfort and indulgences expected aboard a yacht.
Submersible motor yacht NAUTILUS runs on diesel-electric power and can reach a depth of up to 200m/656ft, with 10 windows 4m/13ft wide giving a unique view of the underwater world – perfect for guests who cannot dive into such depths yet still want to see the wonders of destinations such as the Red Sea, the South Pacific and the Caribbean.
An added advantage of underwater capabilities means no more seasickness: In rough seas, NAUTILUS can simply dive below the surface and continue the journey in comfort. The NAUTILUS has a surface speed of 9 knots and an underwater speed of 4 knots. She can stay under the waves for up to four days, or for a total of six hours while cruising.
Above water, guests have access to alfresco facilities including a sundeck, bar, pool, dining, lounging and sunbathing facilities. All of this is retracted before going underwater.
A pressure-resistant electrical tender (named ‘ARONNAX’) is stored under the aft deck and will remain outside while diving. ARONNAX can be used for transporting up to five Scuba divers underwater, to and from their destination.
The interior layout is fully customisable; however, the standard layout offers a 50m²/538ft² lounge and dining area, galley, plus guest accommodation over 5 cabins: 1 Master suite and 4 further guest cabins. The crew accommodation provides for 6.
The price for a NAUTILUS of your own starts at €25 million, and once commissioned, her Owner can expect to receive her within 30 months.