Private Submarines


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At the Monaco Yacht Show there are 4 companies hawking luxury personal submarines.viz. Hawkes Ocean Technologies,U-Boat Worx, Triton Submarines LLC and Seamagine Hydrospace Corporation.

The submersibles on offer cost from around $1.5 million to $4.2 million depending on their size and underwater range.

U-Boat’s five models equipped with bubble-shaped acrylic windows can hold between two and five people and sink to between 100 meters and 1,000 meters underwater.Rival Triton, which is based at Vero Beach in Florida, is pushing the depth limit to 1,650 meters for similar battery powered technology. Hawkes’s underwater flying machines differ from the others. While his resemble soft-edged airplanes with bubble-shaped cockpits, the others are more like UFOs.

Since storing an 18,000-pound submarine elegantly on a designer yacht is a challenge. Sub owners to have get bespoke boats conceived with subs in mind or, alternatively, invest in a “shadow” vessel i.e a smaller speedboat to accompany the yacht.  Read more of this post

Something To Remember


wealthymatters“There is a tide in the affairs of men, which, taken at the flood, leads on to fortune.Omitted, all the voyage of their life is bound in shallows and in miseries. On such a full sea are we now afloat, and we must take the current when it serves, or lose our ventures.”

This is the quote from Shakespeare’s Julius Caesar that Paul Allen used to persuade Bill Gates to quit Harvard and set up their own software company.

Right from their school days Paul Allen and Bill Gates believed in the possibility of a PC in every house.The arrival of the Altair 8080 convinced Paul that the time was right to take a plunge.

The rest is history.So there’s something to allowing yourself to be swept along by historic currents.

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