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Fathom Hyper-Sub: One Hull of a Project

Posted: Oct. 26th, 2006  |  By JustLuxe Team
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Under Water Vessels: Mr. Reynolds Marion, the creator of the Fathom Hyper-Sub, has been thinking about this since he was 11 years old. This is the first portable submarine capable of operating autonomously. Portable submarines do not operate independently, as transport and support ships are required for the vessels to function. Marion's Fathom Hyper-Sub is a self-contained submersible that can be deployed directly from the dock. The greatly reduced operating costs coupled with the revolutionary performance capabilities of the Fathom Hyper-Sub could dramatically increase the usage of portable submarines for science, military and business purposes.

Mr. Marion conveyed, "What the helicopter did for air travel, the Hyper-Sub will do for marine travel." He also stated that it is the implementation of triangulation mathematics that makes this concept float, or sink, if you would. Mr. Marion also offered, "I have implemented a handful of innovations. When I explain what I've done to submersible engineers, they are able to completely understand how it works."

The mind-boggling project is a three-stage process based upon the development of three prototypes. Upon the completion of Prototype 2 of the Fathom Hyper-Sub, it will reach a depth of 1,500 feet. The onboard systems recharge the air and batteries in 45 minutes. The portable submersible can remain under water as long as the fuel supply lasts. The sealed hull prevents flooding by wave damage or weather conditions, and because the unit is a pressure hull, the passenger cabin is substantially safer than current models. The length of the ship is 33 feet and the beam is 12.5 feet. Its seating capacity is four, including captain, and the fuel capacity is 520 gallons. The estimated surface speed and surface range are 45 mph and 800 miles, respectively.

Prototype 1 is expected to be ready by April 2007. Prototype II will require approximately $10 million to bring the Fathom Hyper-Sub to the production stage. When Prototype 3 is completed, these hyper-subs will be complementing megayachts around the world.

For LxM James Rothaar
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