Today various companies are starting to offer private submarines for wealthy adventurers. Apart from allowing people to cruise under the waves, this submarine also includes features such as GPS, air conditioning and even laser sensor technology on autopilot.
The Triton submarine shipyard in Florida specializes in privately owned luxury submarines run with high-tech batteries and built specifically for each customer.
One of the most popular models is Triton 3300/1, which is used for recreational diving, exploration, research and filmmaking purposes. The submarine can contain one passenger and can dive as deep as 1,000m at a speed of 3.4 mph.
Capable of diving for 6 hours, Triton 3300/1 is also equipped with a reserve oxygen supply and CO2 scrubber for emergency situations.
“The Triton 3300/1 MD’s modular construction offers great mission flexibility and allows for rapid re-configuration between dives and tasks. Interchangeable tooling frames make the installation of specialized equipment skids simple, fast and straight-forward” – Triton
It has a length of almost 2 m, width 1.6 m and height 1.84 m and weighs nearly 2 tons, Triton 3300/1 is equipped with Air Conditioner and LED light with high power to be able to illuminate objects in the depths of the sea.
The submarine is capable of loading 1 person and is able to dive with a 200 kg payload safely and comfortably, and with a transparent round acrylic setup, passengers can clearly see the depths of the sea and panoramic views on the seabed.
Triton 3300/1 is designed specifically for research and investigation which makes it very suitable for the needs of Search and Rescue in a not-so-deep ocean environment. Besides also acting as support for diver and ROV. This submarine has a price tag of US $ 4 million.