nautilus luxury submersible nautilus luxury submersible
apr 14, 2010

nautilus luxury submersible

the nautilus VAS mark III is a luxury submersible that has room for five passengers and is designed to be launched from much larger luxury yachts. the sub has military grade construction that allows it to dive deep into the water with an air supply lasting up to four days. it can travel at speeds up to 6 knots and has a diver lockout to allow users to scuba dive directly from the vessel while under water. the blimp-like design is intended to be stowed inside large luxury yachts, lowered into the water when needed. the interior is designed with seating, a minibar, digital entertainment and washroom. however, much like its luxury yacht mother ship, the nautilus comes with a hefty price tag of 2.7 million USD.

via gizmodo

  • What’s up with the submarines on Designboom?
    Cool though, pretty usefull to infiltrate the Riviera unseen.

    Sam says:
  • Thank you, Jevus! I’ve been looking for a better way to write off another 2.7 mil before I file my taxes.

    And, for future reference, I would prefer if you would refer to my boat as my “Research & Reconnaissance” office.

    Mushi Widmore says:
  • Now I can finally fulfill my dream of becoming Steve Zissou!

    Kinjiss says:
  • Yeah, really? This is actually fairly obscene. The world does not really need a luxury limo-sub.

    JJansen says:
  • Dear JJansen, the world doesn’t need another pen, another watch, another chair or toothbrush…we are saturated with these products but do have enough luxury mini-subs? You see, we (designers) wouldn’t have anything to do if everyone was happy with what exists now right? That’s what keeps us in a job! But I must admit – the mini-sub thing is OTT.

    jim says:
  • onya Jansen … fairly obscene sums it up. hopefully we are in last stages of the mega rich/selfish.
    maybe the sub will sink?
    pity they can’t fit more onboard.

    pete says:
  • Last stages of mega rich/selfish? Hardly. And when hedge funders get two billion a year, one percent of that for a sub is bubble gum. Rethink your future client list, pal.

    Design? Form follows function. And the function — note lounge seating, minibar — is exotic shaggery. Like, ever done it with dolphins, snugglekins?

    Tom P says:
  • ‘Dear JJansen, the world doesn’t need another pen, another watch, another chair or toothbrush..’
    totaly right, but then lets talk about what we should we be doing.
    can we discuss this somewhere? – db can we have some space here for a forum?

    hope says:
  • Dear Hope, less talk more action. We can talk ’til the cows come home but that is not going to achieve a thing.

    eric says:
  • Dear Eric, repeating cliche sound-bites gets even less done than talking… If one doesn’t know what one should be doing; the results of thoughtless “action” can make things worse…

    Hi Hope, we just made this a forum (see how easy that was…)

    I believe the first step is longevity. I do not think it unreasonable to expect a chair to last for 200-300 years (I’m looking at you Ikea(This goes for most non-electronic things…(Architecture should be held responsible for at least twice this 400-600 years))

    As for things like televisions, why are there several different brands? One kind must be demonstrably the best; make that one kind and make it last for at LEAST 50 years (my neighbors only recently had to replace their television from the 70’s to get digital broadcast…)

    We do not have the right to waste materials on disposable products.


    Make things that your (or someone’s) great-grandchildren will be EXCITED to inherit.

    Battleshark says:
  • Well said Battleshark!

    tch says:
  • @jjansen – No we don’t need another luxury mini-sub. But we do need the jobs that building those subs creates. Remember, every penny those rich “bastards” spends goes right back into the economy

    SubNuke says:

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