Triton announces a new submersible vessel designed to reach the ocean depth of about 3,300 feet. The new design is created using a technique by Rayotek Scientific, a company that boasts multinational clientele including Boeing, 3M, and NASA.
According to Rayotek Scientific, the borosilicate glass used in the new submersible is able to withstand high underwater pressure and prevents cracking at such a depth under the ocean.
The leading maker of sleek submersible vessels, Triton Submarines introduces the first, six person, acrylic hulled submarine named “Triton 3300/6“. The company refers to it as “a salon under the sea” because of its luxurious interiors, which is on par with a six passenger private jet.
Triton 3300/6 is meant to deliver a game-changing underwater tourism experience. The acrylic hulled vessel features the world’s largest transparent, spherical compartment with a capacity to accommodate a driver and five persons for underwater explorations.
The spherical passenger compartment sports 175 cubic feet of interior space and is 100 inches in diameter. It is designed to provide an immersive underwater view to look like a scene straight out of a James Bond or MI movie series.
The Tiffany blue exterior of this million dollar vessel “appears to disappear” as soon as it goes underwater, which is requested by the owner for a seaworthy experience. Apart from stunning underwater views, safety, and security, what sets Triton 3300/6 apart is its layout, thoughtful design, and capacity to hold passengers without compromising on interior space quality.
The new, private underwater vessel doesn’t lack in interior luxury and comfort. Some highlights of which include a 360-degree window, club class leather seating, and bespoke interior space which is “commensurate with the cabin of a six-passenger Cessna Citation CJ2 private jet”.
Patrick Lahey, President of Triton Submarines, reveals that it took a decade to build a sphere of this scale with a capacity to carry passengers to the depth of 1000 meters. He further adds, “But we’re not stopping there. We’re working on a vehicle that will carry three people to 7,500 feet..”
John Ramsay, Triton’s Principal Designer, said that this time the focus was on luxury and creating a unique guest experience rather than the depth. Triton 3300/6 adds a level of comfort and space as compared to its three person equivalent, which is twice as heavy as the new, luxurious submersible.
The designers have worked closely with the owner’s team to integrate the new submersible with the host vessel and support system assembly. Triton 3300/6 has three speed knots and the mission length of 10-plus hours.
CO2 scrubber and oxide tanks serve as the air source while the propulsion system includes two 12.5kW vertran thrusters with joystick, two 12.5 kW main thrusters, touch screen and manual override controls.
Triton 3300/6 is 14.9 ft long, 11.8 ft wide, 7.9 ft high and it is the twelfth submersible delivered by the company with a certified operational depth beyond 1000 feet. However, it is also one of the several six, seven, and nine person models which are easy to maintain and operate for a great sub experience.