In the 21st century lifestyle of the rich, the buzz word seems to have taken the shape of ‘private submarines, so much so that nowadays the wealthy are flocking shipyards to claim their very own private submarines. Long gone are those days when the rich and the affluent relied on luxury private jets and luxury cars to flaunt their wealth, today the latest boys’ toy for the wealthy is private submarines that not only plays a pivotal role in the tourism industry, but also is widely regarded as a mark of elegance and class. The world of private submarines received an intense advertising this week on Monday, when the renowned Hollywood director James Cameron piloted his one seat private submarine to reach to an astounding depth of 36,000 feet (11,000 meters) in Mariana Trench, which is also known to be the deepest part of the world’s oceans. This adventurous trip which was entirely privately funded opened the immense possibilities that are presented these luxury submersible vessels.
Similarly, the globally revered billionaire extraordinaire Richard Branson, also stunned the world when he announced his upcoming tour of the Puerto Rico Trench, which is the deepest point of the Atlantic Ocean. This unique trip will be taken in a privately owned submarine and is expected to help Sir Branson achieve his long held dream of ocean exploration and locating long lost Spanish galleons. Billionaires as well as millionaires across the globe, many of whom are known to be adventure seekers are now fast turning towards submarines and submersibles to quench their thirst for mind boggling adventures. Currently, submersible vessels are said to be highly popular among the wealthy. Submersibles are essentially quite like submarines, but requires yachts to be lowered into the water. However, inspite od this technicality, both the vessels are more than capable of traveling up to a depth of 500 feet or 150 meters with absolute safety. There has been a significant rise in the call of private submersibles and submarines in the recent years.
One of the most prominent names in this vertical is US Submarines, a company that is in the business of providing both luxury submarines, as well as conventional submersibles that are designed and developed to provides the owners with an exclusive marine exploration experience.