How would you feel when drowned in an ocean with sharks, whales and innumerable varieties of other marine life form? It will be a nightmarish experience, no doubt, but what if you are safe and comfortable even in such a situation? Well, as you might think, this is not a foolish fictitious idea in the present times, as luxury submarines are a reality for humans today. Can you believe that these submarines are designed to offer you an adventurous holiday alone or with company? So, why not party with family and friends in this novel way next time, i.e. if you can afford them?
Most Luxurious Submarines Of The World
Have you ever fancied sailing on the legendary Titanic? If yes, then here is another one, called Migaloo, on the same lines, as far as grandeur is concerned. This $ 2.3 billion worth watercraft, with its 375 feet long sprawling body with a theatre, library, gymnasium, gaming room, two-level owner rooms with elevators and private lounges is actually an unbelievable world of comfort and luxury in depths of the ocean. This submersible also doubles up as a super yacht, when required.
Phoenix 1000 is one of the most luxurious luxury submarines. All you need is $80 million to own this highly impressive water vehicle that can take you to a depth of 1000 feet below the surface of water. A smaller submarine that can take you down a depth of 2000 ft is available with the Phoenix 1000. This American queen of submarines with its 5000 square feet plush interiors, set in four levels, is an ideal place for a short-termed private holiday for the amazingly affluent persons.
Money makes almost anything possible today and if you want to go gymming or cook your favorite snack inside the ocean, just purchase Seattle 1000 at $25 million. This 118 ft long luxury submarine with a gym, a wine cellar, two kitchens, five staterooms and five bathrooms, can serve as a dream holiday home for those who can afford for 20 days at a stretch. The 30 ft X 15 ft observation portal is a unique feature of this submarine.
It is no wonder that the super-rich of Silicon Valley are able to afford some of these luxury submarines. Paul Allen, co-founder of Microsoft Networks owns an attractive yellow submarine that one can holiday in for about a week under the sea. You can also flaunt one of these 40 feet submarines at a cost of $12 million.
Deepsea Challenger is an amazing submarine that has lived up to its name as it visited the lowest parts of Challenger Deep, the deepest under-ocean location of the world. James Cameron, Canadian filmmaker, has paid a major part of the $8 million, the cost of this luxury manned submersible.
The Proteus is a luxury ship-water bus- submarine that can accommodate about 14 passengers. Aptly, suited for an oceanic party with your friends and family, this 65 feet long watercraft, designed by Herve Jaubert, an ex- French Navy Commando, costs $ 8 million.
Wandering in the depths of the oceans and seas like a nomad can be unimaginably thrilling and fun with the Nomad 1000. Travelling alone like a nomad can be both scary and boring. Therefore, you can undertake the journey with about 29 more relatives or friends of yours and that too for 10 days in this watercraft! With exciting features such as a five foot diameter viewport, 1000 watt quartz haolgen underwater lighting, and with 1000 nautical miles the Nomad is a very worthy submarine at a cost of only $ 6.5 million.
Marion Hyper Sub
The Hyper Sub created by Reynolds Marion is just not a recreational submarine, unlike a number of others. According to its designer, this sub-cum-power boat is meant for both marine research and military usage apart from taking you on a cruise at a depth of 250 feet under water. Priced at $ 3.5 million this 31 foot luxury submarine can accommodate five persons.
Stylish and attractively colored Triton 3300/3 is a luxury submarine with a difference. The key attractions of this watercraft are its huge acrylic globe in the front, and the pilot training course. The Triton can seat about 3 persons including the pilot and can dive upto 3300 feet below the ocean surface. New comers can also avail the pilot training course offered with this vessel. The acrylic bulb offers a 360 degree view of the ocean. The Triton 3300 costs $3 million.
Nautilus VAS Submarine
Priced at just $2.7 million the Nautilus VAS is a huge 8-seater submarine that can take you down to about 6500 feet in the ocean. You will really enjoy riding this submersible, if you are a Bond admirer, as it is designed in Bond style.