According to a report from the Metro, a French company has unveiled a 22m superyacht which is said can go underwater for four days.
Dutch boatbuilder U-Boat Worx says their new underwater boat (Nautilus vessel) will offer the luxury of a yacht and even a welcoming point for betting online activities. But can head beneath the waves to a depth of 200 metres.
When functioning as a boat, however, the Nautilus offers a massive sundeck and it’s fully equipped with a freshwater pool, bar, and a luxurious dining table.
The added amenities to the boat are able to be retracted before the submersible slips below sea level. Unveiling the Nautilus at the recent Monaco Yatch Show, the firm who builded this confirms customers can expect to have their boat delivered within 30 months of ordering.
The diesel-electric built U-boat has a surface cruise speed of 9 knots and an underwater speed of 4 knots. And weighing about 1,250 tonnes, and measuring 37.5 metres.
Additionally, the hybrid ship boasts a lounge and dining room, four mouth-watering luxurious guest cabins, a spacious master bedroom, room for six crew members and a fully equipped galley kitchen.
With a ten four-metre-wide windows, this super-yatch offer guests an ‘exceptional view’ exploring the underwater world. According to U-Boat Worx, he says their craft was inspired by, and named after, the fictional submarine owned by Captain Nemo in a classic book from 1870.
“Since Jules Verne’s 20,000 Leagues Under the Sea came out in 1870, people have been dreaming of a luxury yacht with dive capabilities.
“Since then, inventors have produced a lot of impressive concepts. Unfortunately, not one of these designs has ever been realized.
“Customers can expect to have their boat delivered within 30 months of ordering.
“Being the world leader in the market for small submersibles, U-Boat Worx has now finally succeeded in engineering a realistic combination of luxury and safety in a fully private submersible.”
Speaking about the depth prospective buyers would wish to explore, U-Boat Worx Chairman and founder Bert Houtman says;
“People that have decided to buy a yacht will now have to consider if their vessel of choice can also dive down to 200 metres.”
Included in this beauty, is also an added bonus of escaping seasickness.
On that, Mr. Houtman adds further;
“You simply dive and continue your voyage in comfort. With the Nautilus, the yachting market will never be the same again.”
Other features reportedly included in the newly invented boat is a completely pressure-resistant electrical tender that is stowed under the Nautilus’s aft deck and will stay outside while diving.
This tender, the Aronnax, may also be used for transporting five scuba divers underwater to the intended dive spot. With all the aforementioned features, the Nautilus has a starting price of Euro 25 million, approximately 22,000.