Congratulations, you’re now officially dirty, rotten and stinking rich. You have multimillion-dollar homes, garages full of exotics, and enough liquidity to walk around with bags of cash like Floyd Mayweather if you wanted to. What the heck do you get yourself to celebrate another successful year? We’re guessing something like the U-Boat Worx C-Explorer 5.
Unlike most consumer submersibles (like the Scubster or the Personal Submarine), this isn’t a one- or two-person craft to explore ocean depths. Instead, it’s a veritable party sub, with comfy seating for up to five people, letting you bring enough friends to make every dive down a more memorable trip.
The U-Boat Worx C-Explorer 5 can reach depths of up to 656 feet, giving you access to whole loads of reefs, marine life, and underwater alien forms (no, really, aliens live down there) you’d otherwise miss. Plus, you should be able to explore shipwrecks (at least from the outside) and sunken alien spaceships (again, yes, they exist), both of which are awesome. Passengers sit inside a cabin covered by a 3.25-inch-thick transparent acrylic pressure sphere, through which they can watch everything going on around the watercraft, including sharks trying to eat them, sea monsters trying to eat them and aliens trying to eat them. Basically, you’re like a lobster at an aquarium in a Chinese seafood restaurant, which probably isn’t all that awesome.
A pair of horizontal thrusters provide submersed speeds of 2.5 knots while controlling the craft’s direction, with two vertical thrusters controlling the vehicle’s up and down motion. Other details include two independent life support systems, dual battery banks (rated at 8 hours of continuous operation), a VHF radio for surface communication, an underwater telephone, and a very stable dual-pontoon structure.
Rich folks can get the U-Boat Worx C-Explorer 5 from Hammacher Schlemmer, priced at a cool $2.7 million.