This Incredible Personal Boat/Submarine Hybrid Watercraft Lets You Get Spectacular Views Underwater
By Ryan on 12/06/2022 11:06 AM
Sure, being on top of the ocean is great and all, and we've all seen those underwater viewing boats with the window in the middle of them, but what if I really want to experience the underwater life by getting down into it! Meet the Eco Submarine, it's an aptly named boat/submarine hybrid watercraft that'll boost your ego to Trump levels as soon as you show your friends what you bought!
The personal semi-submarine is designed so that half of it stays on top of the water, and the other half is underwater where you can get fantastic views of the underwater sea without fear of being mauled by tiger sharks.
The bottom submarine area contains two seats along with a helm station where you can still control the boat.
What are the features of the EGO Submarine? Features of the personal boat/submarine hybrid include:
- Integrated HD camera
- LCD screen
- Depth finder
- Charger ports to charge your devices
- Fire extinguisher
- A battery level gauge
- A remote controller
- Joystick to maneuver the watercraft
- Bridge pump
- Two-way radio
- A ventilation system for the submarine area
Believe it or not, this incredible personal submarine is a real sea craft designed by a Korean company called Ego Submarine!
This unique watercraft is powered by 12 8-Volt marine batteries which helps you get around the water, and they also power all of the controls, screens, lights, and panels down below.
You can actually steer the boat from two different areas, as there's steering controls for when you're up top, as well as down below in the submarine area!
The submarine/boat hybrid can reach speeds of up to 3 knots, which in reality is plenty fast for what you'd probably be using the watercraft for!
The below-deck area is surrounded by large sturdy glass windows that give you incredible views of everything around you!
Up top you'll find plenty of area to move around, lie down, or even go fishing! In the center are the stairs to head down to the submarine area.
An integrated ventilation system will ensure you'll have the perfect amount of oxygen down below, even if the top door is closed!
The below-deck submarine area features 2 seats, and all of the controls, sensors, and screens that you need to navigate the watercraft from below the waterline!
In total the Ego Submarine watercraft measures 12.8 feet long x 11 feet wide x 5.6 feet deep.
Since the entire watercraft is powered by battery, you can expect around 8 hours of runtime before it'll need a charge!
The company also has plenty of optional add-ons for the personal submarine watercraft, including a trailer to get it around with your truck, a bimini-top to get some shade when on top, a cover when not in use, deck seats, cupholders, and more.
The personal boat submarine hybrid is currently only available to the ultra-rich, resorts, and governmental agencies.
If you fall into one of the aforementioned categories you can expect to shell out around $50k for the baseline model of the boat submarine!