Scenic unveils Eclipse sub
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.