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A new breakthrough in luxury boating is close to surfacing. The Neyk Submarine, under construction in the Netherlands, is being billed as the a personal submarine that is anything but claustrophobic.
Designed by Ocean Submarine in collaboration with Rolls-Royce, MTU and Bosch, the 63-foot pressurized vessel is set to reach speeds of up to 15 knots and dive as deep as 500 feet, according to Luxatic.
The teardrop-shaped sub — which will be able to hold 12 passengers comfortably — will feature through-hull windows and an opulent interior. But it doesn’t stop there: There’s a library, bar and complete galley. The personal sub will also boast air conditioning and heating.
The steel hull, the same diameter as a private jet, is high-yield and reinforced with steel rings.
The Neyk submarine has an innovative propulsion system that will allow it to complete tight turns and maneuver well. According to a press release, the Neyk Submarine was developed in line with the requirements of the Royal Netherlands Navy. The Navy also invested in a number of “sophisticated applications to be used on board and this knowledge is now being deployed to enhance the quality and facilities of luxury submarine version,” according to the company.
The prototype is set to launch by January 2018 and will be available in 66, 72, and 79 foot models when it hits the market.