MSV Explorer Watercraft Wins Seawork 2011 Innovation Award

Photo Courtesy of MSV Explorer
This is the MSV Explorer. The manufacturer of the uniquely designed watercraft describes the MSV as "a radical new self-propelled, sub-surface viewing pod." It was acknowledged recently by Seawork International, at its just-concluded exhibition and forum, as the watercraft was named winner of the Seawork 2011 Award for Innovation in Diving and Underwater Technology.

The MSV Explorer's uses, commercially and leisurely, coupled with its ease of use make it very appealing. It is steered with a joystick. Chris Garner is the designer of the MSV Explorer and the SP02 support vessel. The Explorer and its support vessel are made by UK-based GRP Laminates.

The Explorer puts its passengers below the water in a safe, dry and comfortable environment. It adds an element of safety to underwater exploration that makes its creation a noteworthy achievement, as well as an extreme and high-end water-recreation machine.

Obviously, these watercraft will be spotted off marinas and added to to the 'toys on board' list of many yachts. These all-electric underwater viewing pods are likely to surface on waters near dive centers, luxury resorts, marine research and other commercial operations on shorelines around the world. For more information, visit

Want to go deeper? Plunge into JustLuxe's recently posted video on the EGO! It also is a watercraft that features an underwater viewing pod built into it.

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