Tuesday, 11 Oct, 2011 Technology
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U-Boat Worx Launches Mini-Subs for Private Use

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U-Boat Worx, a firm with headquarters in The Netherlands, has recently launched an international private program for its line of deep-diving mini-subs.

The company's staff will consult the clientele to determine the submersible that will suit their needs the most. The next step involves the transportation of the vehicle to the client's destination point. The charter price will be EUR75,000 per month (it includes the crew, insurances, parts etc.)

U-Boat Worx can also advise a route for the cruise to those who want to observe the underwater environment.


Despite the fact that the company plans to introduce other craft to its fleet, currently 2 submersibles are available: the C-Quester 3 (for 3 passengers, including pilot) and the C-Explorer 2 (for 2 passengers, including pilot). Each submarine boasts a 360-degree transparent acrylic pressure hulls and air conditioning.

In addition, these machines can operate at a depth of up to 100 meters (328 feet). The fleet is expected to be completed later this year with the launch of the five-passenger C-Explorer 5. According to the company its latest submersible will be able to descend to a depth of 300 meters (984 feet).

All of the submarines from the fleet have an operational time of 8 hours. They can be used not only by individuals but also companies and research institutions.

[via U-Boat Worx]

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