If you like me, and you grew up thrilling to the excitement of TVs “Voyage to the Bottom of the Sea, or the real-life adventures of Jacques Cousteau, then you probably always imagined yourself exploring the deep as captain of your own submarine!
You can stop imagining, and start living your fantasies on your next luxury yacht charter, by including you own personal submarine!
Personal submarines are the ultimate water toy!
Water Toys and Underwater Toys!
The latest and greatest of these “underwater personal watercrafts” is the DeepFlight Dragon. The DeepFlight Dragon has been making the rounds of the 2015 and 2016 yacht shows.
According to the manufacturer, the DeepFlight Dragon is easy to operate, and allows the user to “fly” beneath the waves. Once you take the controls you can “hover” in place, or easily maneuver in any direction.
The price tag of the DeepFlight Dragon is a cool $1.5 million dollars, and one of the first to purchase one, was Virgin Groups, Sir Richard Branson, and according to CNN, Red Bull co-founder Dietrich Mateschitz, also owns one.
But, you do not have to be a multi-billionaire to enjoy the thrill of a personal submarine. As the technology has continued to improve, there are entries that are much lower priced. Which means that personal submarines are becoming an increasingly common water toy on many privately owned motor yachts, and often those boats are available for a charter experience.
Other Personal Submarines on the Market
There are actually some personal submarines that are relatively inexpensive. The Seabreacher X, for example, which looks something like a shark, or a marlin, can “jump” in and out of the water, and costs under $80,000.
Some of the other personal submarines out there that have price tags significantly less than the ultra-exclusive DeepFlight include: the Scubster, the Triton and SEAmagine. They all are very intuitive and easy for the “pilot” to operate, and vary in their ability to operate above or below the surface.
Part of the reason that personal submarines have become more available, and affordable, is because of the use of light weight composite materials in their construction, such as carbon fibers.
All of these personal submarines offer a truly indescribable experience. Even at relatively shallow depths, (most of these only operate to about 400 – 500ft), there is just something about being in a submarine that sparks the human spirit and imagination. So, embrace your inner Captain Nemo, or Aquaman, and check out a personal submarine!
Your Charter, Your Choice of the Best Water Toys
At 26 North Yachts, we always want you to have the charter experience of a lifetime. That is why we are constantly adding new boats, and the latest and greatest water toys to our packages. If there is something you want on your charter, like a personal submarine, but do not see it listed among our current water toy options, let us know, and we will do everything we can to find it for you!
Choosing the right charter experience can be challenging. If you would like to benefit from our expertise in these areas, or if you have any questions or comments about this blog post, do not hesitate to contact our Charter Specialists, or call us at 954-235-3468