Deepest diving personal submarine series unveiledStaff Writer | April 5, 2017
The deepest diving submersible of the new C-Researcher series is the 2-person "C-Researcher 2", which has an operating depth of 6,600 feet.
Submarine The technology has been tested to 13,000 feet
Two key innovations on the C-Researcher submersibles are the Pressure-Tolerant Lithium-ion battery technology and the automatic trim weight system.
The battery system, developed in-house by U-Boat Worx, results in a 350% increase of battery capacity when compared to traditional submersibles using lead-acid.
The technology has been tested to 13,000 feet and stores a total of 62 kWh in compact battery modules.
The abundance of power makes it possible to apply more and stronger electrical thrusters, extend mission time, install additional lights and halve travel time between the surface and the ocean floor.
The C-Researcher design also incorporates U-Boat Worx' characteristic unimpeded view for its occupants.
This has been achieved by placing the acrylic sphere at the front of the submersible and the automatic trim weight system.
Existing U-Boat Worx submersibles are already operated globally by yacht owners, research institutions, and cruise liners. The first of the new C-Researchers are scheduled for launch in the summer of 2018. ■