By Dean Murray via SWNS
Dutch firm U-Boat Worx claims 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 ultra-luxury three-person submersible has a depth rating of 300 meters, and is said to have the same efficient flow dynamics as an electric car.
"We are very excited about this development," said U-Boat Worx CEO Bert Houtman.
"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."
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. The result is the "smoothest and most exhilarating underwater experience", all while maintaining a 360-degree view.
The submersible, which has a base price of £4.3m, has been sold to its first owner and U-Boat Worx is executing sea trials in Spring 2023.
SUPER SUB SPECIFICATIONS
300 m · 1,000 ft
2 passengers · 1 pilot
4 X 15 kW
2 X 15 kW
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