Submarine Yacht

Discussion in 'Boat Design' started by jehardiman, Apr 25, 2016.

  1. Jamie Kennedy
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    It can totally work, even with square windows and all the pop outs.
    Just have everyone where scuba gear. No pressure. ;-)
     
  2. NavalSArtichoke
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    Finally, a vessel which you can use to keep up with the train submarine.
     
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    I guess the Classification Societies have already started gathering king-size packs of red pens.
     
  4. upchurchmr
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    450M is quite deep, you are not getting out of any structural issues at that depth.

    Again, if they don't have one built how can you trust the speed claims?
    A typical "torpedo" shaped hull has huge drag on the surface, but you can drive air supplied engines.

    I didn't see any claims for underwater power? Large banks of batteries could work for a relatively short time. Did they discuss a snorkel to feed the diesel? That limits the depth severly but gives more speed and longevity while underwater.

    Indeed, who trains the operator? Maybe the USN could make some money.

    If the hull shape were WW2 style the surface speed would be faster.
     
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    I can't imagine the red tape and issues with such a submarine.
    Perhaps if it was built in Columbia it might get finished.

    My silly concerns are probably the simplest to fix.
     
  6. rasorinc
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    It's all a dream and will never carry paying passengers. who would insure such a thing?











    It's all a dream and will never carry paying passengers---=Who would
    would insure such a thing?
     
  7. Rurudyne
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    If you can afford hundreds of millions, burning a hole in your pocket, for an uninsurable pleasure toy you probably are going into the deal knowing it and not caring.
     
  8. daiquiri
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    That's not exactly how wealthy people reason. Not at this level of investment.
    A more probable rationale would be - "I will buy this thing only if it is built by a very solid yard. The shipyard will have to be so solid that, since no insurance company will insure this vessel, the yard will guarantee with their personal assets (and those of his owner) against any malfunction of this thing."
    At the end, the biggest fans and supporters of this submarine will probably be the team of lawyers of the potential owner.
     
  9. Mr Efficiency
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    Hopefully when the thing unexpectedly goes down into Davey Jones' locker, the owner won't be in a position to instruct lawyers, about "redeeming" the guarantee. With any luck, the lawyers will be on board as well ! ;)
     
  10. Rurudyne
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    Ah, the old joke: what do you call it when a boatload of lawyers sinks? A good start.
     
  11. kerosene
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    smaller version has even "cooler" floor to ceiling windows. Just like being in a moving aquarium! awesome! then one has to wake up.


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  12. brian eiland
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    Properly designed the submerged vessel can be more efficient to propel than the surface ship,....and can transit sea states that surface power craft do not venture out in.

    Snorkels and modern battery technologies could make longer underwater trips a reality.

    Are many old enough to remember all the bomb shelters that were constructed back in the 'cold war era'. I might well imagine a wealthy client hedging his bets on future survival on planet earth via owning his own underwater refuge.
     
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    I suppose they would use Li-ion batteries?
    Just avoid the fires - those are really shocking at sea, under water.

    With enough money, almost anything can be done.

    Reality check.

    I should do a rendering of a spaceship "yacht".
    just think, no worries about weather at all.
    With just a little fuel you could take a "long" cruise to Mars.
    Possibly you could have those square windows, since the delta pressure you would have to design for is a lot less than underwater.
    you would use a lot less suntan lotion for sure.
     
  14. Rurudyne
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    Or just as a refuge from possible pirate attacks in some waters.
     

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