A DUTCH company has unveiled a dazzling £22million superyacht submarine which looks like a Bond villain’s getaway – fresh out of fiction.
The 37.5metre U-Boat Worx underwater superyacht, called Nautilus, can transport up to 17 people, including crew.
First presented during the premium Monaco Yacht Show 2022, the design has been co-developed with German-Turkish yacht and aviation design studio Officina Armare.
Capable of functioning as both an on-and-below-water vessel, the superyacht can reach depths as far as 150metres down.
The vessel stay underwater for up to four days at a time.
It is the embodiment of luxury, and something only very few people on this Earth will ever have the luck, power or money to experience.
The submarine part of the boat has 360 views of the ocean, where you can see swimmers above and fishes below.
Besides the views, the below deck interior is kitted out with a low-lit mesh of Japanese and Nordic minimalist design, known to architecture buffs as Japandi.
This helps balance the surreal, maximalist views that are available.
“Our approach to submarine design is based on individuality and personal style,” said U-Boat Worx, the company behind the stunning vehicle.
“At the heart of our philosophy is the belief that our customers’ tastes, habits, and preferences should shape the design of their vessel.”
The design has been influenced by Verne’s 1870 novel Twenty Thousand Leagues Under the Sea, according to U-Boat Worx.
Inside is a massive 50 square metre dinner and lounge area, called the Mezzanine Observation Lounge, which features four metre circular windows.
There is also a master cabin and en suite, alongside four more cabins and sleeping quarters for up to six crew, as well as a gym.
On the sundeck, the boat has been kitted out with a freshwater pool, bar and dining table – which can all be retracted when the vessel lowers below the ocean’s surface.
U-Boat Worx chairman and founder Bert Houtman said: “People that have decided to buy a yacht will now have to consider if their vessel of choice can also dive down to 150 meters.
“If the sea becomes too rough… You simply dive and continue your voyage in comfort.
“With the Nautilus, the yachting market will never be the same again.”
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