What would you do if you had all the money in the world and more? You’d probably get Rolls Royce to build an exclusive car for you, or buy a luxury yacht, a charter jet and a private island, not necessarily in that order and then perhaps wonder what you could do with all that money you still had left? Turns out a Dutch shipbuilder has the answer to that question. Submarine BV has got brands like Rolls Royce, Bosch and MTU to pitch in to create the ultimate sea-faring submersible. Now if you’re imagine a dark and serious place with red-lights and a strong BO, you could’t be farther off the mark. The submarine, called ‘NEYK NF’ ticks all the right boxes as far as luxury is concerned. At 19 meters long, it’s slightly smaller than your average Gulfstream private jet, but as far the interiors are concerned, this is basically a super yacht that sinks. This is what it looks like:
The submarine, according to the company that built it, took almost eight years of research and development. While the interiors are customisable, the cockpit of the submarine includes a spectacular transparent surface, which gives users a closer view of the seabed and corals. In case you don’t want to take the wheel but still want to see the corals, the submarine also has HD screens in the seating area which will give you a view of what’s outside. Powered by a diesel/electric engine, the submersible can reach top speeds of 15 knots inside the water, which is more than most luxury superyachts can offer. It can carry a total of 20 people and can dive upto 150 meters.
The NEYK 9F is scheduled to be completed by late 2018 and while the company hasn’t yet revealed what this piece of tech will cost, expect it to be in multiples of millions.