Love luxury? Let's go shopping! It's time for some submarines!
Article by Siim Einfeldt
But before you do, just loving luxury ain't enough unfortunately, you also need to have the means for it. So...let's say $2 to $100 mil for today's shopping trip should be about enough. Ready to go?
Triton 1000 Luxury Submersible – $1,690,000
The Triton 1000 is light weight minimum volume 2-person configuration engineered specifically for deployment from megayachts. With an overall height of 1.8 meters and an overall length of only 3.0 meters the Triton will fit on many mid-level boat decks, and at 3.3 tons it can often be launched with the existing davit systems. The first Triton 1000 was delivered to the 164' yacht Mine Games in December of 2007.
The Triton can also be trailered behind a truck or SUV or shipped in a standard container.
The Triton design provides for excellent visibility and high levels of comfort with luxury leather seating and full air conditioning.
Phoenix 1000 luxury submarine - $78 million
If, however, you think that small Triton is too small and way too cheap for you, Phoenix 1000 might do the trick. The Phoenix 1000 is a 65-meter (213') personal luxury submarine. The submarine would constitute the single largest private undersea vehicle ever built, and arguably, one of the most significant personal transportation devices of the century.
This design has more than ample space. The total interior area of the submarine is in excess of 460 square meters (5000 square feet). The significant volume, coupled with very large acrylic viewports, and the potential for relatively large open spaces, results in a vehicle as luxurious as the finest of motor yachts.
Paul Allen's Yellow Submarine - $12 million
Paul Allen, the co-founder of Microsoft, has a fully operational 40-foot yellow submarine (he must love the Beatles!)
At least I'm out of money. Bye bye.
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