New Private Luxury Submarine Delivered by SEAmagine
August 30, 2007 (PRLEAP.COM) Sports NewsThe Ocean Pearl submersible represents the latest state of the art technology for underwater exploration specifically designed for the luxury yacht market. This SEAmagine luxury 2-person transparent submersible has a depth rating of 500 feet (153 m) and its transparent spherical cabin offers an unprecedented panoramic view to its occupants. Contacted in 2006 by the luxury yacht Amevi for a small submarine, SEAmagine responded with an enhanced version of its scientific and commercial submersible design with a focus on comfort, safety, and simplicity of operation to ensure a realistic product for the luxury yacht market.
In response to the growing demand from the luxury yacht market for luxury submarines, SEAmagine has designed and produced a version of its manned submersibles specifically to complement luxury yachts. This 1-atmophere submersible offers comfort, safety, and an exceptional field of view to its occupants in a dry environment not affected by water depth pressure or temperature. With over 72 hours of life support, this environmentally friendly electric underwater vehicle meets all the standards of the latest scientific submersibles but with the comfort and luxury of first class seats underwater. All of SEAmagine’s submersible are classed by the American Bureau of Shipping (ABS) and meet the regulations of the Cayman Island Shipping Registry. and have a long-standing record of excellence for over 10 years.
SEAmagine’s submersibles feature a special design from the more traditional concepts, which make them ideally suited for operation from a yacht. Submersibles tend to be neutrally buoyant vessels and need to be boarded by the occupants while on deck before being hoisted into the water to go diving. Similarly, the submersibles need to be hoisted back on deck for the occupants to disembark. This inherent need of traditional submersible design makes their operation logistically complex, difficult and time consuming. To greatly simplify the operation of a submersible from a yacht, SEAmagine’s design offers a unique patented buoyancy system that permits the small craft not only to submerge but also to float high above the water line. This allows the submersible to be operated as surface vessel and be handled or docked as a regular tender once launched. The advantages of this feature are wide-ranging and immediate: 1) the submersibles are hoisted without occupants on board. Not only is this simpler and safer, it also allows the use of simpler cranes, eliminating the burden of having the cranes “man-rated”. 2) The launching operation can be performed by crewmembers only without the guests being present. 3) Once launched, the submersible remains in the water as a surface vessel and is docked at the dive platform. This allows multiple dives to be performed without having to struggle with crane launch and recovery operations for each dive. This greatly simplifies the logistics of operation, safety, enjoyment, and provides more dive time in a day.
SEAmagine is a world-leading manufacturer of small 2 person and 3 person acrylic submersibles for the scientific, commercial and luxury yacht markets with depth ratings ranging from 500 feet (153m) to 3000 feet (914m) deep. With 7 submersibles delivered in 6 countries to date, SEAmagine submarines have accumulated over 7000 dives with excellent track record in safety and reliability.