New luxury 5-man submarine from U-Boat Worx
by Tom Isitt
For the past two years Dutch submarine company U-Boat Worx has been working on the C-Explorer 5 submarine, a luxury personal submersible. The C-Explorer 5 has been created for superyacht owners and guests to take personal excursions from their boat and explore their under-sea surroundings.
The air-conditioned submarine features a 360 degree acrylic pressure hull that accommodates 5 people and goes at speeds of 3 knots and down to depths of 300 meters below the water’s surface. The submersible features single-band communication, and 21.6kWh to 43.2kWh Li-ion battery options.
For the owner that wants it all, the C-Explorer 5 features optional external manipulator arm, high-tech imaging sonar, special LED lights, and full HD video camera, and a separate tethered remote-operated vehicle. The C-Explorer 5 starts at around $2.4 million.