What is your point of view?
How much does the submarine cost?
Our passion is to make the world’s best submarines for our clients. We have a very dynamic and experienced organisation which makes our prices competitive in the market. Currently we have some submarine solutions available half a ready with attractive prices and they are available for you with short delivery times. Prices start from less than million US$ upwards depending on the model and scope of supply. Exact prices are available upon request.
Is it really safe?
Our submarines have now been used for over 20 years all over the world with an excellent track record in safety, reliability and customer satisfaction. The submarine industry has an excellent safety record over the years, and we always put all our effort and experience for the safety of our submarines. They are built to the highest of quality standards and classified by the world’s strictest classification societies like Germanischer Lloyds. Germanischer Lloyds test and survey the submarines in extreme conditions before certifying each submersible prior to delivery.
Can I personalize my submarine?
The submarine can be painted in your favourite colour or design or you can choose from our wide range of available designs. The submarine interiors can be also personalized however without compromising safety.
How deep can I dive?
The SM 300-3 is classified by Germanischer Loyds to dive to depth of 300m sea water.
However it is tested in the depth of 390m.
How many people can get in it?
The SM300-3 can carry 1 pilot plus 2 passengers.
The bigger tourist submarines can carry up to 50 passengers.
How about insurance?
We are happy to help you get insurance both for Hull & Machinery and P & I.
Does the crew need to have licenses to operate the submarine?
Yes, all the people responsible for operating the submarine must undergo and complete our training program pilot certificate. The training program consists of both theory and practical demonstrations of handling the submersible safely. After completion of the program we will issue the person with the Pilot Certification.
Can the owner be trained as a pilot?
Yes, owners can undergo the same training program as crew.
Can I hire a submersible pilot?
Yes, we have a pool of experienced submarine pilots who are happy to operate your submarine upon notification.
What kind of maintenance does a sub require?
Maintenance is very important for the submarine. Daily, monthly, and yearly checklists must be completed. Our submarines are designed to be easily maintained and we give your crew in-depth education to handle day to day and monthly checks independently.
Usually yearly checkouts are handled by our specialized submarine engineers.
Can the submersible be equipped with a robotic arm?
Many of our delivered submarines have been equipped with robotic manipulator and functionalities, such as digital video camera, fish feeder, stereos, remotely operated vehicle, etc.
Is the submersible quiet?
Yes, the submarines are powered with electrical motors and are very silent. You can even feel and hear the underwater sea life.
Can the Captain be the pilot?
We suggest that the Captain undergo at least the theoretical training part of the program. It is important for the captain to understand the whole process of operating the submarine.
How long does the training last?
The training consists typically of one week theory in Finland in our premises and of another week of operational training. The training can be also done on the yacht.
Who is in charge of the submarine operation?
Each submarine operation has to have a trained surface/operations controller. He/She must be a trained submarine pilot and is responsible for the submersible operation at all times. The operations controller coordinates submersible activities with the support vessel captain.
How many persons are needed to operate a submarine?
At least one licensed pilot and one trained surface controller.
How does current affect the submarine operation?
The usual maximum current for safe operation is 2 knots. However we can install battery pods to increase propulsion when requested. We devote an important part of our pilot training program on current handling.
How about technical support?
We are standing by 24/7 to support you. We are also ready to travel on short notice when needed. Moreover, we have plenty of spare parts ready for shipping in our stock.
What is the size of the SM 300-3 Submarine?
Length: 3,65 m
Height with Aerials removed: 2,5m
Weight: 4,75 metric tons
Is the submarine classed?
Yes, All our submarines are classed under world strictest classification societies. The SM 300-3 submarine is classified under Germanischer Lloyd’s class.
How is the submersible launched?
SM 300-3 has a dual point hoisting arrangement for launching. The operator launches and recovers the submarine with no occupants on board. Once launched, the pilot will enter the submarine and drive the submarine to the surface to pick up the passengers.
Where can I get spare parts?
We have a stock of commonly needed spare parts which can be shipped to you in short notice.
How do I organise my ship to accommodate a submarine?
There are many aspects which need to be taken into account for integrating the submarine onto a ship:
Let our naval architects assist you with organising.
How long does it take to build?
Currently our delivery time for a SM 300-3 is about 6 months.
Can you help me refit my yacht to accommodate the submersible?
Yes, we have naval architects with lots of experience on how to accommodate the submarine to your yacht. There are many aspects to consider and it is best to contact us with the details of the yacht.