New Super Sub Can Dive to 1,000 Feet and Move Faster Than a Bottlenose Dolphin

U-Boat Worx already has a full fleet of formidable submersibles, but it’s still managed to up the ante with its newest addition.

Aptly named the Super Sub, the high-performance cruiser is the Dutch yard’s fastest model to date and promises an “exhilarating underwater experience” with a good dose of luxury.

The 17-footer was originally designed for an owner seeking a vessel capable of keeping up with large marine life. As such, the Super Sub was equipped with a best-in-class propulsion system that comprises four powerful thrusters capable of churning out a total of 80 hp (60 kW). This gives the 19,841-pound speed machine the ability to hit 8 knots at full tilt. As a result, the sub is five knots faster than the average submersible and two knots quicker than a bottlenose dolphin, according to the yard. As for range, the vessel packs a 62kWh pressure-tolerant Lithium-ion battery that offers eight hours of autonomy on a single charge.

This SHARC controller developed for the Super Sub allows for intuitive maneuverability under any angle or pitch. - Credit: U-Boat Worx
This SHARC controller developed for the Super Sub allows for intuitive maneuverability under any angle or pitch. – Credit: U-Boat Worx

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Furthermore, U-Boat Worx claims the Super Sub is the most hydrodynamic sub on the market and adept at navigating the world beneath the waves. With a unique droplet shape, the vessel sports a long tail and distinctive hydrofoils that allow the direction of its thrust to be optimized, along with a removable trim weight system for rapid descents. U-Boat Worx says it can handle steep 30-degree climbs and dive to depths of nearly 1,000 feet. It’s also likely to operate better in heavier underwater currents, too.

The interior is designed to emulate that of a luxury supercar. - Credit: U-Boat Worx
The interior is designed to emulate that of a luxury supercar. – Credit: U-Boat Worx

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Not to mention, the Super Sub also offers unobstructed panoramic views thanks to the yard’s signature ultra-clear acrylic hull. The interior, which can comfortably accommodate two passengers and one pilot, takes cues from that of a high-end supercar and comes complete with underwater spotlights, cold storage, a two-way comms system and more.



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