Ultra-luxury submarine promises 360-degree underwater view and an 11mph top speed

See SWNS story SWNAsubmarine --- Watch out Flipper! A company have unveiled a submarine that can cruise faster than a dolphin. Dutch firm U-Boat Worx claim their bullet-shaped Super Sub is
The submarine is capable of hitting speeds faster than the average dolphin (Credits: U-Boat Worx / SWNS)

The submarine is capable of hitting speeds faster than the average dolphin (Credits: U-Boat Worx / SWNS)

A new luxury submarine is capable of transporting three passengers underwater at depths of up to 300m (984ft) at astonishing speed.

Dutch firm U-Boat Worx claim their bullet-shaped Super Sub is ‘the most flow-dynamic submersible the world has ever seen.’

Able to travel through the ocean at 10 knots, they say it is ‘3-4 knots faster than the top cruising speed of a bottlenose dolphin, and 7 knots faster than the average submersible.’

The premium submersible has a depth rating of 300 metres, and is said to have the same efficient flow dynamics as an electric car.

A previous incarnation of the Super Sub was thought to have cost over £5million and this new version will be no different.

Wind tunnel tests were used to develop the craft (Credits: U-Boat Worx / SWNS)

According to U-Boat Worx marketing manager Roy Heijdra, prices for the vessel will start at $5.8 million (£4.8 million) for the base model.

U-Boat Worx CEO Bert Houtman explains: ‘We are very excited about this development.’

The bullet-shaped Super Sub will take to the water in 2023 (Credits: U-Boat Worx / SWNS)

‘It’s something we have been working hard on, and now to have the most flow-dynamic submersible possible, we couldn’t be more pleased.’

Super Sub specifications

The submarine will start sea trials in 2023 (Credits: U-Boat Worx / SWNS)

The Super Sub is an ultra-luxury submarine comprising the very latest underwater tech.

Depth: 300m
Occupancy: 2 passengers and 1 pilot
Weight: 9,000kg
Endurance: 8 hours
Length: 650cm
Width: 327cm
Height: 214cm
Battery: 62kWh
Speed: 10 knots

The Super Sub has features a propulsion system with four powerful thrusters delivering 60 kW of thrust.

When combined with the rudders, it allows for steep 30-degree climbs and dives.

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Source:: Metro News

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