U-Boat Worx Unveils New Deepest-diving Tourist Submarine

Apr 08, 2016, 02:00 ET from U-Boat Worx

AMSTERDAM, April 8, 2016 /PRNewswire/ --

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 submersibles ever. Depending on the model, it can carry 5, 7 or 9 persons per dive.

After the first success stories of submersibles 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 focusses on exclusive deep sea exploration in remote destinations or on doing numerous subsea excursions on coral reefs, the Cruise Subs are optimized for maximizing the guest experience."

Traditional tourist submersibles 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 submersibles are battery-powered and therefore have no impact on the marine environment in which they operate, so diving in a U-Boat Worx submarine is an ecologically sound activity.

The Cruise Sub 

To download the specifications, more information or high-res images, go to:

Full specifications http://www.rb-cms.nl/classes/FCKeditor/upload/82/File/specification_sheets/Cruise%20Sub%20-%20brochure%20-%20April%202016.pdf
Extra information https://www.dropbox.com/sh/qt8tpf75bmhjk73/AAAjP2e0_E0PYW66fes7VK7za?dl=0
High-Resolution images https://www.dropbox.com/sh/l67cgg7uxxt1gem/AABwg5jB6QQhJ4rxZ4VwW3QBa?dl=0

About U-Boat Worx 

The Netherlands-based U-Boat Worx builds the most advanced private submarines, setting the standards for 21st century underwater exploration. They are built in small series at the company's headquarters in Breda, where hundreds of parts are meticulously put together to provide clients with the safest, most innovative and most luxurious submersibles on the market.

For additional information contact:
Roy de Boer
Communication & Marketing Executive
T: +31(0)627979173
E: r.deboer@uboatworx.com
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SOURCE U-Boat Worx