Home LifeStyle  Luxury Yachts Fathom Hyper-Sub: One Hull of a Project

Fathom Hyper-Sub: One Hull of a Project

Posted: Oct. 26th, 2006  |  By JustLuxe TeamThe Affluent Lifestyle Guide
RSS Syndicated News Email a Friend Suggest an Article Share Visit Website
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
Related Topics : Lifestyle News
Share on Facebook Share
See Next Article
Related Articles
Featured Contributor
Lena KatzLena Katz
The social media wave hits the open seas with Sailing Spoken Here, a website launched by Mt. Gay...
Read More | View Profile
The Best of Luxury
Event Calendar

the holiday gift guide 2013

DISCOVER THE LIST >
1

Sony DSC-QX100 Smartphone Attachable Lens

Sony basically packed all the usual camera inner workings within the lens... more >

2

Flask Bangle by Cynthia Rowley

For the life of the party this Cynthia Rowley flask bangle holds three ounces... more >

3

Carbon Fiber Ciclotte

Designed and crafted in Italy, Ciclotte's luxury exercise bike models... more >

Day

Keeping Up with JustLuxe
Like Us on FacebookFollow Us on TwitterRSS Feeds
Sign Up for Our Newsletter!
Current News & Features
The Most Luxurious Speakeasy in the World: Shangri-La Hotel Paris’s Pop-Up Krug Bar
See How Hennessy Produces the World’s Finest Cognac, One Bottle at a Time
Chef Shane Robilliard on Lobster Decadence at a Billionaire's Resort
What Makes Chardonnay a Chablis?
Catching up with Blue Ribbon Restaurants' Bromberg Brothers
The 2018 Audi A5 Sportback: A Stunning $60,000 Luxury Car For Only $42,000
6 Gorgeous U.K. Wedding Venues from Film and Television
Satellite Headphones Aim to be the High Def Personal Audio System You Have to Have
Pushing the 2017 Cadillac XT5 Luxury Crossover to the Limits in Death Valley
Dining Out in Scotland: Europe’s Next Great Food Destination
See the complete list

Best of Luxury

Finding the best in luxury can be a daunting task, which is why we've taken it on for you.
View All Best of Luxury
LivingLuxe. Exclusive Deals and Luxury Brands. Learn More
JustLuxe Galleries presents Popular Photo Galleries
Meet Our Writers Become a Contributor
5 Luxurious Boats You Can Take for a Spin this Summer
Kat Ward »
Is Land Rover’s Boat for America’s Cup Bringing Us One Step Closer to Flying Cars?
Vicki Arkoff »
Inside The World’s Largest, Members-Only Superyacht
Nicolle Monico »
See More Contributors
THINGS WE LIKE