SEAmagine submersibles dive into the mainstream
Submersibles have gone from being James Bond cliches to the trendiest toys for super yachts to carry, allowing guests to explore undersea depths in style and comfort.
Mega yacht owners are typically well-acquainted with such a toy, but now super yacht owners can experience the incredible pleasure of undersea exploration from a submersible of their very own.
Due to the lower cost of creating these machines as well as the lighter models being produced, the submersible has come within reach of vessels under 100 metres. Requiring less space and less technology to launch, a submersible is the ultimate onboard toy. Launched in the same way as a tender and able to be tied to the aft deck beach area while guest climb inside, the submersibles of today are as easy to get into as they are to manoeuvre beneath the waves.
Making use of a joy stick to travel the great and wonderful depths of the sea and remaining at one cabin pressure is a new and much-vaunted characteristic of contemporary submersibles. Able to dive to 3,000 feet, these submersibles act as though they were at the surface. Imagine travelling among a pod of dolphins or whales like one of them, not below or above them. The hull design of today's vessels offers a 360 degree by 360 degree perspective from left to right and top to bottom.SEAmagine, an American company based on the West Coast, has produced two stellar examples of one-atmosphere submersibles designed with the super yacht industry in mind.
The first is the Ocean Pearl which accommodates two passengers, pilot and guest, with a propulsion duration of 6 hours and a lightweight structure weighing just over 7,000 pounds.
The larger and heavier Triumph weighs in at a massive 15,000 pounds with the same propulsion duration of 6 hours, but can accommodate three passengers and is ideal for those wanting to dive equipped with subsea tools like manipulators, underwater lighting, cameras and more.
SEAmagine is now on their seventh generation of submersibles created by William Kohnen and his expert team, have launched SEAmagine Hydrospace Corporation in 1995. Every submersible they produce is classed +A1 by the American Bureau of Shipping and their vessels have racked up over 10,000 dives in five countries.
"Stellar examples of one-atmosphere submersibles designed with the super yacht industry in mind"