U-Boat Worx unveils new C-Explorers submersible for the filthy rich
We have earlier told you about U-Boat Worx advanced personal C-Quester submarines, specially designed with one-atmosphere pressure hull and air conditioning. The company has now announced a new line of exploration submersibles called “C-Explorers” certified for diving to depths from 100 meters to 1,000 meters. C-Explorers range is available in configurations for one to six passengers to serve both personal and commercial purposes. The C-Explorers adorn a totally new catamaran-style design concept but will inherit the technology specs from C-Quester.
The highlights include: a fully acrylic pressure hull, Germanischer Lloyd Classification, maneuverability and speed, air conditioning, launch from trailer ramp, patented floaters with flexible bags that folds in when submerging, allowing it to glide through the water easily. The new design allows for a wide variety of optional accessories including robotic manipulator arms, underwater navigation systems, high-definition video cameras and an integrated remotely operated vehicle (ROV) that can be controlled from inside the sub for optimal underwater viewing. U-Boat Worx has commenced additional construction on a C-Explorer 2 (two passengers), rated to 200 meters and Explorer 2 will be first shown to the public during the Monaco Yacht Show, September 22 to 25, 2010. Prices range from $378,000 for a one-seater sub(top) up to upwards of $1.1 million for a five-seater model.