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New Triton “Titanic Explorer” Submersible Designed to Explore The Deepest Oceans

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Triton’s new 13000/2 TE (Titanic Explorer) is the world’s deepest-diving acrylic-hulled manned submersible ever produced and makes the deepest oceans that little more accessible.
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The Triton 13000/2 TE Titanic Explorer. Credit: Dark Ocean Design

Triton Submarines new 13000/2 TE (Titanic Explorer) is the world’s deepest-diving acrylic-hulled manned submersible ever produced and is more than capable of repeated journeys to explore the Titanic if that’s something you ever find yourself in a position to do.

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First ever use of gull-wings on the Titanic Explorer. Credit: Dark Ocean Design

Founded in 2007 and based in Florida USA, Triton have been creating industrial and personal submarines for a range of applications and now coming off the back of their first manned mission to explore the RMS Titanic in August 2019, have set about creating a personal submersible that could be used for professional deep-ocean exploration missions.

Capable of exploring up to depths of 2.5 miles (4,000 meters) the Triton 13000/2 Titanic Explorer (TE) is a two-passenger sub capable of carrying up to 500kg of equipment in its storage unit and uses a unique gull-wing design for the first time ever.

Capable of exploring to depths of 2.5 miles (4000m). Credit: Dark Ocean Design

Positioned at the top of the submersible, the unique gull-wing design allows for streamlined ascent and descent of the submersible when the gull-wings are retracted and minimizes disturbance to the sea-bed when taking off as the propulsion system is no longer positioned at the bottom of the vehicle.

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Onboard storage capacity of 500kg. Credit: Dark Ocean Design

Another benefit to the gull-wing design is its ability to move in and around incredibly tight spaces.  A mounted camera and lighting system on the gull-wings also offers the ideal setup for macro work, scientific observation or close filming when needed.

Triton 13000/2 Triton Explorer Personal Submersible Side View
Useful for scientific study and underwater cinematography. Credit: Dark Ocean Design

When operated in Silent Glide mode, the Triton 13000/2 TE can track objects, maintain a heading and gently glide towards points of interest by moving in gentle sweeping turns without engaging its eight direct-drive thrusters. This helps minimize camera shake and disturbances to the sea floor when using the submersible for cinematic videography purposes.

Previous model vs the new Gull-Wing Triton Titanic Explorer. Credit: Dark Ocean Design
Previous model vs the new Gull-Wing Triton Titanic Explorer. Credit: Dark Ocean Design

If you want to teaser of the kind of underworld experience you could have in the Triton Titanic Explorer, check out BBC’s award-winning Blue Planet II which features underwater footage shot from the Triton Titanic Explorer.

For more information visit Triton Submarines.

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Feadship’s 180ft “Somnium” Superyacht Nearing Completion

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The new Feadship 180ft “Somnium” superyacht is nearing completion and will be ready for family-friendly world cruises after sea trials.
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The Feadship Somnium is nearing emerging from the shipyard in Aalsmeer. Credit: Feadship

Dutch shipyard Feadship has shared images of the newly-built 55m Somnium superyacht emerging from the shipyard in Aalsmeer earlier this week ahead of its sea trials.

Somnium, meaning “Dream” in Latin, is the first fully customized superyacht for its seasoned Northern European owner who plans to travel the world with three generations of family members.

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Somnium means “Dream” in Latin. Credit: Feadship

Designed by Studio De Voogt, the first fully customized superyacht for the seasoned Northern European owner was created with a cozy interior design by FM Architettura.

Together with his representative Ron Kleverlaan from Waterman Marine Consultancy, the owner chose Feadship after a comprehensive study of which yard could meet his insistence on a bespoke build without compromising on quality.

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Inspired by the sporty lines of fast cars. Credit: Feadship

Convinced that no one else could meet his stringent demands, the owner opted for Feadship and poured his heart and soul into the project, making bi-weekly visits to the yard during the build and regularly enjoying a beer with the build team on Fridays.

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Designed to travel the world with three generations aboard. Credit: Feadship

As a fan of fast cars, the owner of Somnium was keen for the aluminum hull to sport a similar sporty line which enhances efficiency and ensures shallow drafts required for exploring at will. Once anchored at their destination, the family can access all the benefits of an enclosed tender garage and dedicated dive equipment store.

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Vast decks with an exclusive lounge area on the foredeck. Credit: Feadship

For guests who choose to stay on board, Somnium’s vast outside decks include an exclusive lounge area on the foredeck, a pool with adjustable floor and counterflow on the aft deck, and an inviting Jacuzzi island on the sun deck.

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Interior highlights to be revealed in due course include a gymnasium with a fold-down platform, a full-beam owners’ stateroom with a balcony, and four roomy guest suites on the lower deck.

The Feadship built Somnium will now complete sea trials ahead of her final delivery to the owner.

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Oceanco and Pininfarina Unveil 295ft KAIROS Hybrid Superyacht Concept

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Oceanco shipyard, Pininfarina design studio and Lateral Naval Architects have collaborated for the first time ever and unveiled the new 295ft KAIROS hybrid superyacht concept.
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Superyacht shipyard Oceanco, Pininfarina design studio, and Lateral Naval Architects have recently collaborated for the first time on a 295ft hybrid superyacht concept known as KAIROS that focuses on sustainability and innovation.

The futuristic design takes its name from an ancient Greek word meaning “time” and is based on Oceanco’s NXT initiative, a movement designed to draw industry members and users together to explorers a future where yacht owners can experience life on the water in the most sustainable and rewarding way possible while reducing the burning of fossil fuels to propel and operate yachts.

“Oceanco NXT represents our commitment, and fundamental belief that the best way to set new benchmarks is to co-create them with experts from a wide array of industries – not just yachting. In creating Oceanco NXT, we seek partners who share a common ambition to innovate and forge a sustainable pathway for tomorrow’s yachts. We are invested in an outcome where the future is zero [emissions],” says Marcel Onkenhout, CEO of Oceanco.

Developed around an E-Hybrid propulsion system that uses batteries as the primary energy source, the new KAIROS hybrid superyacht concept is a step toward creating the envisioned zero-emissions future.

“KAIROS is a remarkable vision shared by three passionate, forward-thinking partners: Pininfarina, Lateral and Oceanco,” shared Oceanco CEO Marcel Onkenhout. “When Owners see the Oceanco NXT endorsement on a yacht’s design, they know they can expect elevated standards of life onboard that are in tune with new perspectives on sustainability and lifestyle.”

“Our passion as designers is to imagine new concepts of space that are capable of bringing enchantment to every moment of the yachting experience,” adds Paolo Pininfarina, Chairman of Pininfarina.

Further details are expected to be released over the coming months.

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New DIANA R.50 Superyacht Concept Celebrates 50th Anniversary of Design Studio

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Diana Yacht Design are celebrating the architecture studio’s 50th anniversary with a bold sub-500 GT superyacht design known as DIANA R.50.
Created to maximize the design of a sub-500 GT yacht. Credit: Diana Yacht Design
Created to maximize the design of a sub-500 GT yacht. Credit: Diana Yacht Design

Dutch-based Diana Yacht Design first opened its doors in Amstelveen, the Netherlands, in 1971, and after more than 70 superyacht deliveries, they are celebrating their 50th anniversary this year with the reveal of a bold new sub-500 GT superyacht design known as DIANA R.50.

The new DIANA R.50 superyacht concept. Credit: Diana Yacht Design
The new DIANA R.50 superyacht concept. Credit: Diana Yacht Design

Measuring 154ft (47m) in length, the idea behind the DIANA R.50 concept was to create a yacht design that maximizes what you can do with a boat coming in below 500 GT.

Featuring bold lines and a two-tone color scheme of Chevy White and Gunmetal Grey, the DIANA R.50 offers an open layout that provides expansive views from every deck and maximizes living spaces for the 12 guests onboard.

Jacuzzi on the sundeck of the DIANA R.50. Credit: Diana yacht Design
Jacuzzi on the sundeck of the DIANA R.50. Credit: Diana yacht Design

An integrated Jacuzzi on the sun deck, accompanied by a large entertaining bar and a dining area, creates the perfect entertaining space and includes a touch-and-go helipad for an EC135 helicopter for guests leaving and returning to the superyacht.

Touch-and-go helipad on the sundeck. Credit: Diana Yacht Design
Touch-and-go helipad on the sundeck. Credit: Diana Yacht Design

Discussing the concept for DIANA R.50, Hans-Maarten Bais, Diana Yacht Creative Director, shared, “She started life after a discussion with a client. As a finalist in the Boat International Young Design Awards, our designer Casper Marelis was full of fantastic ideas. Together with our team of naval architects, supervised by Bart de Haan, he created a design and presented a yacht that the client loved.”

The DIANA R.50 initially started as a concept designed by Casper Marelis. Credit: Diana Yacht Design
The DIANA R.50 initially started as a concept designed by Casper Marelis. Credit: Diana Yacht Design

“Ultimately, the project did not go ahead, but we knew that this design was too good to hide away. We decided to revisit the design together with the DIANA team for our 50th anniversary. We expanded on the original concept to create something really unique. “

Diana Yacht Design R.50 Stern Night

“The goal was to create a yacht that feels huge and is full of superyacht features – all while remaining under that crucial 500 GT mark,” continued Bais. “From the incredible toy storage and a touch-and-go helipad to the sun-drenched sundeck complete with Jacuzzi and full entertainment area, the result is something special. DIANA is a team passionate about life on the ocean, and R.50 is a yacht that fully represents that. There’s no better way to mark 50 years of DIANA.”

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