Triton Submarines To Introduce Lightweight Sub At Monaco Yacht Show
Published: Tuesday, 19 August 2014
Triton Submarines (Triton) will unveil the Triton 1000/3 LP (Low Profile) at the Monaco Yacht Show Sept 24-27. Triton’s line includes 11 models designed for two to eight passengers with depth ratings from 1000 feet (305m) to 5500 feet (1675m), as well as the full ocean depth rated, transparent glass hull Triton 36000/3.
Yacht-based submersibles continue to become more popular in the yachting community. Until now size and weight restrictions for existing tender garages have kept many yachts from using a sub.
“The Triton 1000/3 LP will make it possible for most larger yachts to carry a submersible,” says Triton’s CEO Bruce Jones. “It’s an absolute game changer and we are excited to be introducing the design in Monaco.”
At only 5.6 feet high (1700mm) with a modest crane weight of 7,650 pounds (3475kg) the Triton 1000/3 LP is the world’s lightest and most compact three-passenger deep diving submersible.
“Offering yacht owners a submersible option that does not require a major refit to their existing vessel or the addition of a shadow vessel will bring submersibles into the mainstream,” says Marc Deppe, Triton’s VP of Sales and Marketing. “In the past, many owners who have expressed interest in a submersible have run into significant integration challenges and subsequently shelved the idea. The Triton 1000/3 LP is an elegant solution to this problem and I believe it will become one of our most popular models.”