Imagine being able to explore the depths of the ocean from the comfort of a luxury supercar. In essence, that is what Dutch submersible manufacturer, U-Boat Worx, is offering with its latest (and fastest) addition to its already impressive fleet of personal submarine models – the Super Sub.
Distinguished by a long tail and advanced wing design, the Super Sub is the most hydrodynamic sub on the market. A best-in-class propulsion system with four powerful thrusters delivers a total of 60 kW, allowing for steep 30-degree climbs and dives. The result is the smoothest and certainly most exhilarating underwater experience, capable of diving to depths of 300 meters, and maintaining an almost 360-degree view.
The droplet-shaped design is the first submersible to emerge from U-Boat Worx’s custom submarine programme. Of course, owners have the opportunity to be part of the bespoke design process. Conceived by an owner whose brief was to create a submarine capable of keeping up with large marine life, the Super Sub delivers an unprecedented eight knots underwater. That is two knots faster than the top cruising speed of a bottlenose dolphin. It is also five knots faster than the average submersible.
Glide behind a bale of sea turtles. Cruise alongside a shiver of sharks. Dive and turn with a school of dolphins or even swoop through the undercurrent of a powerful barracuda. The Super Sub offers so much more than a ticket to an underwater theatre. It is more like a backstage VIP pass that immerses guests in the heart of the action.
The Interior design
Comfortably accommodating two passengers and one pilot, the three-seater submersible boasts a luxury supercar interior. A five-point belt buckle system guarantees guests are securely strapped in for the thrilling ride, as shown below. U-Boat Worx’s signature ultra-clear acrylic hull provides unobstructed views in every direction.
Weighing 9,000 kg, the Super Sub has Lithium-ion batteries that are specially engineered for low weight and endurance. The high-capacity cells give the thrusters the power they need for performance and speed.
With the first Super Sub model already sold and set to deliver in 2023, U-Boat Worx furthers its position as the market leader in the world of personal submersibles. Set to form a core part of the company’s general range of submersibles, the Super Sub personal submarine is likely to become a fully developed range of models.
Super Sub follows the successful introduction of last year’s NEMO. U-Boat Worx certainly is setting a new bar for the high-end luxury adventurer and underwater exploration market.