Scenic un­veils Eclipse sub

Cruise Weekly - - News -

SCENIC has re­vealed de­tails of the sub­ma­rine which will fea­ture aboard the new Scenic Eclipse dis­cov­ery yacht when she de­buts early next year.

To be named Scenic Nep­tune, the sub­ma­rine will pro­vide guests with a unique un­der­wa­ter ex­pe­ri­ence, with the ca­pa­bil­ity of div­ing to a depth of 300m and seat­ing for up to six pas­sen­gers.

The name was se­lected from hun­dreds of en­tries by Scenic em­ploy­ees glob­ally, who were in­vited to make sug­ges­tions for the sub­mersible.

“Scenic has al­ways sought to ven­ture be­yond the hori­zon, and with our sub­ma­rine we pro­vide guests with the op­por­tu­nity to en­joy un­par­al­leled ac­cess to some of na­ture’s most beau­ti­ful marine en­vi­ron­ments,” said Scenic founder and chair­man, Glen Moroney.

The “U Boat Worx Cruise Sub­ma­rine 7” has an ul­tra-clear acrylic hull en­gi­neered to make pas­sen­gers feel “at one” with the ocean’s un­der­world.

Two three-per­son pods - one at the front and one at the rear - fea­ture swivel seat­ing so guests can see both sides, while strong ex­te­rior lights will high­light the colours and de­tails of the un­der­wa­ter en­vi­ron­ment.

Moroney said the pres­surised cabin of the sub­ma­rine meant there was no need for a slow as­cent or de­scent, with up to 12 dives per day pos­si­ble to max­imise ac­cess for pas­sen­gers.

“One of the thrills for guests is a fast, up­ward jour­ney where they pop out from be­low the ocean with a splash,” Moroney added.

Nether­lands-based U-Boat Worx is the world’s largest manned sub­mersible man­u­fac­turer, which has been de­liv­er­ing pri­vate sub­marines to a va­ri­ety of in­di­vid­u­als and or­gan­i­sa­tions for over 12 years.

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