u-boat worx c-explorer 3's 360° pressure hull offers panoramic views u-boat worx c-explorer 3's 360° pressure hull offers panoramic views
oct 02, 2014

u-boat worx c-explorer 3's 360° pressure hull offers panoramic views

u-boat worx c-explorer 3’s 360° pressure hull offers panoramic views
images courtesy of u-boat worx




the u-boat worx ‘c-explorer 3’s 360° fully acrylic pressure hull provides an unparalleled experience to its one pilot and two passengers. the submersible scientific ‘c-explorer 3’ has a three liter mission oxygen capacity that enables operational times of up to 16 hours – at a maximum depth of 3,300 feet/1,000 meters. this creates a reliable, economic and versatile work platform for research, exploration, maintenance and archaeology. this is also benefited by how the ‘c-explorer’ can carry tools such as HD cameras, lights and manipulator arms to help scientists function.


the luxury personal submersible
video courtesy of u-boat worx




inside, the 423 x 320 x 233cm submarine has a 43.2 kWH electrical lithium-ion battery that propels it to speeds of three knots when submerged and four knots when on the surface. in the 360° hull, the captain and observers can sit comfortably in upright seats and in a cabin that’s temperature and humidity can be maintained throughout the voyages. even with all these features, the sub weighs just 5950kg – excluding the passengers – and can be kept on a yacht as its width for storage is only 290cm. designboom got to see the ‘c-explorer 3’ and other versions of u-boat worx’s submarine range whilst at the 2014 monaco yacht show.

front view of the submarine




side on view of the yellow sub




the c-explorer’s rear


it is equipped with scientific tools


accessible through the top-hatch


can accommodate two passengers and a pilot


the u-boat worx c-explorer 3 at the 2014 monaco yacht show
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image © designboom


a top-hatch enables people to gain access to the hull
image © designboom


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