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The Triton 1000 is U.S. Submarines’ latest manned-submersible design and represents an advanced, lightweight minimum volume 2-person configuration engineered specifically for deployment from megayachts or their shadow vessels. With an overall height of 1.8 meters and an overall length of only 3 meters the Triton will fit on many mid-level boat decks, and at 3.3 tons it can often be launched with the existing davit systems. The first Triton 1000 was delivered to the 164′ yacht Mine Games in December of 2007. The Triton can also be trailered behind a truck or SUV or shipped in a standard container. The Triton design provides for excellent visibility and high levels of comfort with luxury leather seating and full air conditioning. Vehicles built by U.S. Submarines are unique in that they are the only small submersibles available that have excellent surface stability and also meet the ABS freeboard requirement of .77 meters between the water’s surface and the hatch. These factors are critical in the enjoyment of a leisure submersible. Other commercial manufacturers build vehicles where the passengers or scientists must embark and disembark while on the deck of the support ship. The occupants cannot safely exit the submarine while it is surfaced. This reduces operating flexibility and requires an expensive man-rated launch and recovery system. Piloting and maintenance training to the owner or crew is offered at no additional cost. Triton has been designed to be easy to pilot, with intuitive joystick controls and a computer based monitoring system. The thrill or piloting your own deep submersible is a rare and rewarding experience. All of this for a mere $1.69 million.

 Via The Future of Things

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