If you want to get really up close and personal with the bottom of the ocean you're going to need a personal submarine. To make underwater closer they built to cater from one to six guests and all specially tailored to fit the weight and height restrictions of superyacht tender garages.
The first luxury submarine with maximum manoeuvrability - Neyk Submarine, offers speed, comfort and maximum customization. Construction of the first luxury submarine is featured with an interior from the private jet industry. The submarine offers an unprecedented degree of luxury and speeds of up to 15 knots.
It brings together high-end technologies and components: options include fitting landing gear so that the sub can come to the beach, adding a diver lockout chamber, transforming the nose area into a 270-degree underwater observation room. The first Neyk Submarine has an overall length of 19 metres, a maximum displacement of 100 tonnesand are able to take up to 12 passengers to depths of 150 metres.
It has large panoramic viewports on top and three acrylic viewports on side, as well as comfortable seats, a bar, a library and a complete galley.
DeepFlight Super Falcon 3S
DeepFlight Super Falcon 3S was expressly designed to provide passengers with the unique experience of underwater flight. The Super Falcon 3S adds a 3rd cockpit, allowing a trained pilot and two passengers enjoying a 360-degree view of the amazing ocean world around them. This is an adventure of a lifetime!
Operating depth is 100 metres and all the safety systems are certified by Lloyds Registe. Super Falcon 3S is positively buoyant, which allow the submarine to automatically float back to the surface. The cockpit is a pressure hull that has been proof-tested to keep humans safe from the external pressure of the ocean. Communication lines are always open between the sub and surface/shore, and between the pilot and passengers.
Project Neptune is the result of collaboration between submarine specialist Triton and luxury car brand Aston Martin. This submarine can to dive to depths of 500 metres and carry two passengers and a pilot. Project Neptune is the result of collaboration between submarine specialist Triton and luxury car brand Aston Martin. This submarine can to dive to depths of 500 metres and carry two passengers and a pilot.
Project Neptune’s interior was a great challenge. Unlike a sports car where the interiors are installed into an open-sided cabin before the doors are fitted, everything you see inside will be lowered through the upper-hatch and assembled within the completed sphere of the pressure hull. The interior is quintessentially Aston Martin – a luxurious mix of hand-stitched leather and high-performance carbon fibre, assembled without obstructing the panoramic sight-lines that Triton submersibles are famous for.
Super Yacht Sub 3 / U-Boat Worx Super Yacht Sub
Compact and luxurious private submarines especially designed to fit aboard superyachts. The Super Yacht Sub 3 – 500LX offers a larger depth-rating up to 300 metres and wider interior space with minimal increase in the size and weight of the submersible itself. To experience the underwater world in the optimal way the fully acrylic pressure hull has been positioned at the front of the submersible, providing an unobstructed view in every direction.
With the U-Boat Worx Super Yacht Sub series, the ultimate in luxury interior design is created. When onboard a Super Yacht Sub, guests enjoy exciting views in a comfortable air-conditioned environment. Not only is there space for a pilot and two passengers but a whole host of scientific equipment can also fit into this luxury submarine that can dive to depths of up to 1,100 metres. It can cruise at speeds of three knots and remain submerged for up to 18 hours. Finally, auto depth and auto heading make piloting the 1100 relatively simple.
The Aurora-6S is ideally suited for group expedition dives offering exceptional underwater field of views to all occupants in a spacious transparent cabin. The pilot sits in the center rear seat and all the passengers have their seats especially arranged to maximize their views and ensure their comfort. The vessel has deep diving capability of up to 1000 meters at a max speed of three knots for eight hours and, due to its design, offers a relatively light weight multi-passenger underwater vehicle even with having such an extra-large acrylic cabin.
The submarine is equipped with six powerful electric propulsion thrusters allowing superior underwater maneuverability and is also equipped with the latest subsea technology regarding sonars, cameras, lighting and navigation technologies.
GSE Trieste VAS 525/60
If you are dreaming of yellow submarine – here it is! The VAS 525/60 is designed to carry four or five passengers in comfort down to a maximum operating depth of 525 feet / 160 metres. Built to exacting military specifications, this is the ultimate machine to embark on many new lifetime adventures.
This unique vessel may be complex but is also compact with dimensions which many superyacht garages can accommodate. The submarine’s length is 8.4 metres, beam 2.4 metres and height 2. 6 metres. Whist the exterior boats a distinct, and unforgettable, yellow colour scheme, the VAS 525/60’s luxury interior offers a fluid continuation from a superyachts stylish and elegant design as well as a flexible seating layout, leather lounges, a toilet and even an onboard fridge for some underwater refreshment!
The sailing yacht Taniwha (SW105 GT), a smart custom yacht with a strong character, was christened in Cape Town.Her deck configuration and exterior and interior design were by Nauta Design.“This new deck design has an innovative and clean look that is driven by composite construction and racing yacht styling. We think that our GT design will be a successful new style because it rests on a solid base of concepts which are the expression of a pure design,” says Massimo Gino from Nauta Design.The naval architecture was made by Farr Yacht Design. SW105 GT has a full carbon hull with her foredeck and cockpit in Nomex and pre-preg. Lightweight and with a generous sail plan, the yacht has a mast and boom in high modulus carbon and EC6 standing rigging.The interiors feature Southern Wind’s most popular owner’s cabin forward. Aft of the saloon, she has two cabins, an en suite VIP cabin with a walk-around bed and a second en suite twin a guest cabin. “The interior design is 100% new. It’s the result of a well-planned mixture of materials and geometries that we have developed on our most recent yachts. It’s elegant and understated but never predictable,” adds Massimo Gino.Taniwha is now ready for sea trials before the yacht leaves Cape Town. Southern Wind is a boutique bluewater sailing yacht shipyard founded in Cape Town in 1991. Since its foundation, SWS has specialized in the production of semi-custom high-performance superyachts. Credits: Southern Wind
April 20, 2021
The Sunreef 70 Ginette was launched recently. Ginette has refined interior design, supreme comfort and reliable performance.She can accommodate up to eight guests. The master suite has a king-size bed with a tufted backrest, a vanity and an elegant ensuite bathroom. The starboard hull houses a VIP cabin with a walk-in dressing and desk as well as a guest stateroom with a convertible twin bed.The bespoke décor is contemporary and classic with numerous velvet and brass accents. All the bathroom fittings are matt black in order to match the classic black and white floor tiling.With nearly 11m of beam, the Sunreef 70 boasts a spacious stern cockpit with plenty of space for dining, a barbecue and bar as well as a hydraulic swim platform. Accessed from the main saloon, the bow terrace features big sun pads, a sunken lounging space and clever diving gear storage. Ginette’s flybridge was given an open layout with oversized sun pads and a large u-shaped sofa.Sunreef Yachts was founded by Francis Lapp in 2002 in Gdansk, Poland. Since then the shipyard has been designing and manufacturing luxury sailing and power multihulls. Credits: Sunreef Yachts
April 20, 2021
The support vessel Time Off has been launched at the Damen yard in Antalya. She is the ninth hull of the popular 55m YS 5009 design. Like her predecessor Gene Chaser, Time Off has a large multipurpose main deck hangar which is technically ready for stern A-frame installation and allows for a flexible deck layout. Configurations can include submersible and dive operations, vehicle garage or workshop facilities, equipment stowage, space for social engagements or even transporting relief goods. <iframe src=https://player.vimeo.com/video/538999740?color=6e9ed7&title=0&byline=0&portrait=0 width=640 height=360 frameborder=0 allow=autoplay; fullscreen; picture-in-picture allowfullscreen></iframe><p><a href=https://vimeo.com/538999740>Yacht Support TIME OFF launched</a> from <a href=https://vimeo.com/damenyachting>Damen Yachting</a> on <a href=https://vimeo.com>Vimeo</a>.</p> Her Sea Axe hull form gives her unrivalled sea-keeping capabilities. “The fact that Time Off is the ninth Yacht Support to be launched from our YS 5009 design speaks volumes. The flexibility this design offers our clients to really make the vessel work to their own yachting needs and requirements is what continues to make it so popular. We are all very proud to see her hit the water in Antalya and look forward to seeing the finishing touches come together,” says Design Manager Yacht Support Wouter Kleijpoel. Time Off will be available for immediate delivery this summer. Damen Yachting, a division within the Damen Shipyards Group, was created in 2019. The division combines the pedigree and heritage of Amels yachts with the growing portfolio of SeaXplorer yachts and Yacht Support vessels. Credits: Amels
April 20, 2021
On Friday the 16th, Feadship launched the 42.5m Project 709. This full-aluminium yacht was designed by Studio De Voogt; she was sold by Camper & Nicholsons in 2019.The interior design was made by Sinot Yacht Architecture & Design, and she can accommodate twelve guests in five staterooms. This tri-deck superyacht is set to be delivered in the summer of 2022.Feadship was formed as a group in 1949 as a marketing partnership between six Dutch shipyards, de Vries Lentch, Van de Stadt, Witsen & Vis, Akerboom, De Vries Scheepsbouw and Van Lent Shipyard, and De Voogt Naval Architects. Feadship is well-known as one of Netherlands’ most elite yacht builders and delivers superyachts from 50–100+ meters in length.Credits: Feadship Facebook
April 19, 2021
Heesen Yachts announced the delivery of Moskito, YN 19255, previously known as Project Pollux. At 55m, with a Gross Tonnage of 760 GT, she is the second yacht delivered by Heesen in 2021. Her muscular exterior lines were made by Omega Architects and are characterised by 'shark-tooth' superstructure overhangs and vertical windows. The design features the latest iteration of van Oossanen’s ultra-efficient Fast Displacement Hull Form. Powered by IMO III-compliant MTU 8V 4000 M63s, it offers frugal fuel consumption of just 150 litres per hour at 11 knots.Her interior design was made by London-based studio Bannenberg & Rowell. The décor combines bold solutions with casual appeal, as is seen for example in the main saloon’s dark eucalyptus and pale sycamore joinery and chevron parquet flooring. As Dickie Bannenberg describes it, "It works equally well whether you’re in shorts and a T-shirt or dressed for dinner". "We've really enjoyed the journey from conception to completion on Moskito, greatly helped by the new owner not only going with every aspect of our original design for Heesen, but also asking us to select artwork and books,” continues Bannenberg. “Not forgetting the yacht's identity and graphics. We don't always get to remain design control freaks like this! We want to thank Minotti, Holly Hunt, Armani Casa and Parkway Interiors, among others, for going above and beyond during these challenging times of Covid-19 and Brexit, to deliver the items we selected. We also owe a special thank you to those artists who drove their work to our shippers to make sure we got them on board," he added.Moskito’s well-appointed amenities are illuminated by floor-to-ceiling windows and open bulwarks, whose sweeping sea-to-sky vistas immerse guests in the beauty of the environment.After delivery, Moskito will depart for her maiden voyage to Malta. Captain Phil Larkin and his crew of twelve will take her non-stop over 2,800 nautical miles via the 81 waypoints of the passage plan – a true shakedown cruise, ideal for testing their brand new yacht in all conditions.Moskito will be available for charter by selected guests via International Yacht Collection in the Mediterranean in summer and in the Caribbean in winter.Heesen Yachts is a Dutch ship building company that specializes in custom-built superyachts in aluminium and steel from 30 to 70m in size. Founded in 1978, it has launched more than 170 yachts since its inception.Credits: Heesen Yachts
April 19, 2021