From professional applications to leisure use, the catamaran Deep Blue is a fascinating new concept to explore the deep sea anywhere in the big blue. Naval architect Cedric Ardoin aptly designed an elegant multipurpose catamaran combining “open sporting” style with advanced technologies that support efficient submarine operations with the full line-up of U-Boat Worx submarines.
The Deep Blue is dedicated for day charter with limited crew requirements. However, this support vessel can still shelter 12 passengers from the rain and spray and accommodate all their diving equipment. Moreover, the choice of engines includes an inboard diesel and a class 4 water jet, ensuring a 25 to 30 knot cruise speed.
The large platform on the back for the C-Explorer submarines is equipped with a hydraulic platform that can lower down the underwater craft when launching is required.
“The Deep Blue is the accomplishment of my yachting experiences”, Cedric Ardoin says, “ but this basic version can easily be personalised, by adding for instance crew cabins or research laboratories, extending the application to match the exact nature of the client’s need”.