The "Under Water Entertainment Platform", (UWEP), is a completely autonomous submersible with capacity for up to 120 guests, excluding crew. Guests will experience diving to depths up to 200m in comfort and style, and are free to walk around just as they would aboard a cruise ship.
"The UWEP will shake up both the submarine and hospitality industry and lead the way in bespoke underwater events. We will not only present a stellar experience for the most discerning clientele, but also a business opportunity that will benefit entrepreneurs and contribute to our understanding of the oceans," said Bert Houtman, Founder and CEO of U-Boat Worx.
With 1,600 ft2 of floor space, this stunning submersible can act as a multi-purpose venue in a fascinating, unique setting, with key features including a modern underwater restaurant with 64 seats, a subsea gym and stylish deep-sea casino, all prepared to host product presentations, parties, weddings, conferences, or performances of any kind.
A series of fourteen windows directly connect each guest to the underwater world. Exterior lights illuminate the surroundings and add an extra dimension, from the likes of night-time diving or deep-sea dining experiences.
Running solely on batteries, the UWEP can operate non-stop for 24 hours. For the convenience of the guests, the air-conditioner is fully pressurised, meaning there will be no need for decompression.
Luxury washrooms and a galley are also available to guests and crew. Between cruises, the UWEP can be recharged and reprovisioned in a port or floating dock, where guests can also comfortably board the submarine via its two grand access hatches.
Roy Heijdra, Marketing Manager for U-Boat Worx, said, “Our goal as a company has always been to make the oceans more accessible for everyone, and with the launch of our UWEP we can truly say that U-Boat Worx provides your gateway to discovery”.
U-Boat Worx is currently reviewing opportunities with pioneers, entrepreneurs and leading hospitality groups to select the most suitable locations for future events.