SV-50 Semi-Submersible - Build 2013 - Like-New Condition
SV-50 Semi-Submersible is now available for sale or charter. This almost brand-new vessel has minimal hours and is ready for commercial operations anywhere in the world. Built with an unique open floor plan this vessel is dive-ready for typical tourist operations, special celebrations or occasions. Incredible platform for snorkelling tours and day trips. Massive 300 nautical mile range. Ample freeboard allowing guests to stay high and dry.
The build quality is of high grade aluminum. Meets American Bureau of Shipping and US Coast Guard requirements.
Propulsion includes powerful twin Mercury 300 hp engines for a total of 600 hp. Built-in powerful bow thruster. On board Genset.
New pricing - seller must sell. US$599,000. Compare at US$1.5 million. Will consider any reasonable offer.
Hull Material: ABS Marine Grade Aluminum
Superstructure: ABS Marine Grade Aluminum
Year built: 2013
Built to: ABS Class
Unballasted dry weight: 15.5 tons
LOA: 18 meters
Beam: 3.8 meters
Draft (Loaded): 2.3 meters
Freeboard (Loaded): 0.9 meters
Surveyed pax/crew: 47/3 persons (room for 66 total)
Engines: 2x Mercury Verado 300hp
Bow thruster: 285kgf Vetus 48VDC
Max speed: 5 knots
Range: 300 nautical mile
Electrical system: Custom designed 600 ah
Generator: 17kVa Westerbecke
Air Conditioning: 3 x Mermaid M24 14,000 btu units
Viewing & Multi-media: Samsung 65" LED Screen
Viewports: two inches thick (oversized from ABS requirements)
Underwater Lights: Aqua Luma 18 x Tri-colour
Audio Visual: Custom Fusion
Corrosion/Paint System: 2 Part Custom Sprayed
International Paint System
Introduction into the semi-submarine tourist industry
In any location at which a passenger semi-submarine operates, it is notably unique in its ability to capture a significant portion of the tourist arrivals. In some country locations, over 25% of incoming tourists will enjoy the submarine experience before they depart. The semi submarine is designed for one simple reason, to make money, and it does that very well and without compromises! Unparalleled to other hybrid tourist boats and without real competition in the form of a similar vessel.
While this operation is indeed, extraordinarily successful, it suffices to illustrate the profit potential of a tourist semi-submarine operating business. This tourist submarine model, has the ability to do run day and night, each tour taking around 45 minutes, with 49 passengers each tour. Multiply that at around US$22 per person and achieving 10 tours a day does not take to much working out that this can amount to nearly US$10,000 a day operation, plus all financial add-on's, drinks, snacks, snorkeling hire, etc: With very little running costs and staff required makes the business very cost effective.
The marine leisure sector is the fastest growing segment of the travel industry, as is evidenced by the success and growth of public and private aquariums and marine parks, the cruise ship industry, seaside destination resorts, harbor and dinner cruises and sport diving.
Tourist submarines constitute the only direct experience that most people will have with the undersea world. Passengers of any age and physical condition can enjoy a comfortable and safe experience that is so unique it boasts a 95+% satisfaction level.
Tourist submarines also promotes environmental stewardship, for only in seeing and appreciating marine life in its natural setting can people be effectively motivated to act to protect the marine environment. The submarines operate at low speeds, and are extraordinarily maneuverable so that they never come in contact with coral reefs or marine life. In fact, these vehicles are routinely approved to operate in the most ecologically sensitive marine parks and preserves.
Sales Support - Europe and North America.
UVI can supply NEW-Build Semi-subs to any passenger size. All aluminum construction - ABS certification. Call for details.