We are still a very long way before we have fully ventured the realms of deep blue waters, which have a lot to offer, both in possibilities of education and exploration. Because that 70% of the earth’s surface (water) hasn’t been really accessible to humankind, we – like airplanes and other vehicles for the air and space, need submarines for the deepest furlongs. Submarines are built, but they haven’t been much fascinated and swanked off, but they guarantee a captivation of a very novel kind. For all interested and those Captain Nemos in the making, we have, in no real order, lined up 13 personal submarines that have been built or imagined, for your treat. Just scroll down to enjoy!
• The Phoenix 1000 Most Luxurious Submarine
The Phoenix 1000 is a 65-meter luxury submarine that was originally executed for a client and now awaits a buyer. The submarine is proposed to be the single largest private undersea vehicle ever built. The total interior area of the submarine is modeled to be in excess of 5000 square feet and the submarine is equipped with a mini sub, for excursions at depth or bringing people to and from the ship. Read.
• Dolphin Inspired Personal Submarines
Innespace Productions have created a series of unique dolphin-inspired submersible boats that can jump, dive and roll like real dolphins. Within the safety of a dry and sealed cockpit, you can enjoy the cruising speeds of 40 mph and underwater speeds of 20 mph for $48,000. Read.
• Hitting the deep blue sea in style
Spanish designer Guillermo Sureda-Burgos has created concepts for three subs that'll let you take one or two of your closest friends along with you. One of the subs, the XS100 Trio Alpha, holds three people, and the second and third versions, the XS100 Duo Beta and XS100 Duo Delta, can seat two submariners. The boats' design is similar to the U-boatWorx personal subs, with each cockpit individually pressurized so the sub can dive to deeper depths. Read.
• The C-Quester high-strength vessels for down there
From U-Boat Worx, the tiny C-Quester can dive to 50 meters and cruise beneath the waves at up to four knots using electric-propelled thrusters. It can stay underwater for two-and-half hours straight or 36 hours in the event of an emergency. The vessel's high-strength pressure hull allows the pilot to submerge in a totally dry cockpit and surface straight from the maximum depth without risk of decompression problems. With a price tag of £65,000, the one-seater version is 9ft long, and the 11ft model seats two. CQ2 is the second from U-Boat Worx – it is an all electric sub with 2.5 hour battery life, and the 14 hour charge time, there are 4 motors, two for thrust, or forward motion, and one for up and one for down.
C-Quester 3, or the CQ3 from U-Boat Worx is an improvement over the company’s CQ2. This luxurious craft can carry up to four people to a quest in the waters. It can move over water like a regular boat, and when required, it can go into the depths. If there are fewer passengers, you can change the layout to 1-pilot, 1-passenger configuration for a more luxurious feel. It runs on lithium-ion batteries and can journey for a max of 6 hours, and reach a top speed of 4 knots over water. Read.
• Super Falcon submarine dives airplane style
Graham Hawkes publicly unveiled his latest vehicle: a sleek, winged submersible dubbed the Deep Flight Super Falcon, which operates on principles of lift and drag, like an airplane. And the Super Falcon design is production-ready, so yachters and other wealthy nature lovers can buy their own. The price tag: about $1.5 million. Read.
• Triton 1000 - Personal Submarine
U.S Submarines have developed a sub for 2 people. Called the Triton 1000, it is lightweight, and can function as an additional feature to your existing yacht. With excellent visibility and luxurious interiors, the pilot of the sub will have a very comfortable journey under the water. At about $1.69 million, Triton 1000 may be a little too heavy on the pockets, but you can do what no other yacht owner can do with this sub. Read.
• Exomos - Cutting Edge Submarines
Introducing a range of spy inspired submarine designs from EXOMOS engineering. Herev Jaubert and Gaul Arabs sheiks joined forces to release this range of submarines for both work an play. Aimed at both personal/recreational use and military use , the submarines are every bit as high tech as they appear from their sleek exterior. Read.
• The Ocean Pearl
The Ocean Pearl submersible represents SEAmagine’s unique two-person model designed specifically for the luxury yachting market. The cabin opens as a clam shell and allows for easy entry and exit for the occupants. The sealed cabin is equipped with a full life support system where scrubbers remove the carbon dioxide, oxygen is replenished at a controlled flow, and the environment is monitored by various analyzers. The sub is 2 passenger including pilot. Read.
• Jonathan Owen Pearson take on the sub
Jonathan Owen Pearson introduces an interesting concept of a 44m/144ft Luxury Submarine bringing a new dimension to the motor yacht industry. With the addition of being submersible, it allows viewing in comfort of coral reefs, shipwrecks and many more subsea formations. Aesthetically, the design was aimed to produce a form that was recognizable as a submarine yet away from the many preconceptions of a military vessel. Read.
• World’s fist solar-powered submarine
Swiss company BKW FMB Energie has undertaken the Project Goldfish to develop the world’s fist solar powered submarine. The submarine, which would be powered by a floating solar array, would save power that is used for continual trips to shore for recharging. The array would cover an area of 300 square meters and would generate 30 kilowatts of electricity. The 80 ton submarine would have a maximum diving depth of 300 meters and would be able to stay submerged for over 30 minutes. Read.
• Hyper-Sub Submersible Powerboat
The Hyper-Sub is the world’s first small craft built with the horsepower, sea-keeping, and range to allow operation on the high seas, which also functions as a self-charging, autonomous, one-atmosphere submarine. With 500-mile range, it can invade the sea at 40 knots and can dive into the depths of 250 feet. Mr. Marion, took 31 years of persistent learning to materialize this. Read.
• 3-person Triumph submersible
The Triumph submersible’s depth is rated to 1500 feet (457m), renamed Deepsee is operated by Undersea Hunter, it has performed over 475 dives since its delivery. Undersea Hunter is ABS classed submersible making new discoveries each month from its regular dives at pristine dives sites in depths of 500 feet, 1000 feet, and 1500 feet deep. Read.
• Paul Allen's yellow submarine
Microsoft’s co-founder, Paul Allen is a big buff of sea cruisers. The latest plaything in the billionaire’s playground is a fully operational 40-foot yellow submarine for which he has paid a huge sum of $12 million. Read.