If there’s a downside to having a submersible as a superyacht amenity, it’s that most of these vessels accommodate only two to four occupants, while yachts large enough to hold a sub can host two or three times that many passengers. Consequently, guests may have to wait their turns to take the plunge.
The new Triton 1000/7 submarine (US$4.9 million, S$6.9 million) from Triton Submarines allows for a more communal underwater experience. As indicated by the model number, it seats seven occupants and can reach a depth of 305m. It’s designed to be operated from cruise ships as well as superyachts with sufficiently spacious tender garages. The 1000/7 is 3.8m long and 2.5m tall. Its battery lasts for 18 hours when fully charged and powers thrusters that enable a speed of 3.5 knots.