Tuesday, May 21, 2024

U-Boat Worx reveals Super Sub, new 10-ton high-speed submersible

U-Boat Worx, a Dutch submersible manufacturer, has revealed the fastest addition yet to its already impressive fleet of models – the Super Sub.

The droplet-shaped Super Sub features a long tail and advanced wing design, making it the most hydrodynamic sub on the market. It also integrates a best-in-class propulsion system with four powerful thrusters that deliver a total of 60 kW allowing for steep 30-degree climbs and dives. The submarine delivers the smoothest and most exhilarating underwater experience, capable of diving to depths of 300 meters, all while maintaining an almost 360-degree view.

The company chose the four 60 kW thrusters on the Super Sub because they allow the submersible to travel at a speed of eight knots underwater. That’s two knots faster than the top cruising speed of a bottlenose dolphin and five knots faster than the average submersible.

Super Sub submarine is capable of carrying a pilot and two passengers
Super Sub submarine is capable of carrying a pilot and two passengers. Credit: U-Boat Worx

The new Super Sub submarine is capable of carrying a pilot and two passengers and, according to U-Boat Worx, the interior of the vessel resembles that of a luxury car. A five-point belt buckle system guarantees guests are securely strapped in for the thrilling ride, and U-Boat Worx’s signature ultra-clear acrylic hull provides unobstructed views in every direction.

The submersible weighs 9000 kilograms and is powered by lithium-ion batteries that are specially engineered for low weight and endurance, with high-capacity cells giving the thrusters the power they need for performance and speed.

U-Boat Worx revealed that the first Super Sub model will be ready by 2023 and that it already has an owner, to which the vehicle will be delivered as soon as it is finished.

With the arrival of space tourism, some companies, such as U-Boat Worx, are betting in the opposite direction: in the field of maritime tourism and, for this reason, after 2023, the company wants to further expand its fleet of vessels, developing a complete line for the Super Sub models.

The company’s current commercial fleet also stands out for having the so-called NEMO, which is the lightest submarine in the world, capable of reaching a depth of 100 meters.