U-Boat Worx unveils 38m submarine yacht Nautilus at the Monaco Yacht Show

The Dutch builder U-Boat Worx has unveiled the renderings for a new 37.5-metre yacht submarine Nautilus. The 1,250-ton vessel will be able to function as a yacht or a submarine and will have a range of facilities onboard.Nautilus underwater yacht by U-Boat WorxPhoto: U-Boat WorxThe diesel-electric Nautilus has a depth rating of 200 metres, with a surface cruise speed of 9 knots and an underwater speed of 4 knots. Once ordered, an owner can expect to have their Nautilus delivered within 30 months. 

Nautilus offers plenty of deck space with a spacious sun deck equipped with a freshwater pool, a bar, and an alfresco dining table. This area is retractable when the submersible goes below sea level.Nautilus underwater yacht by U-Boat WorxPhoto: U-Boat WorxHer interior features a 50 square-metre lounge and dining area with four circular windows to allow for a constant stream of natural light. The proposed design for Nautilus has a master bedroom and four staterooms, as well as sleeping quarters for up to six crew, but the interior layouts are fully customisable for the client.

Nautilus stores a pressure-resistant electrical tender, the Aronnax, under the aft deck and will stay outside while diving. This tender can be used to transport five scuba divers underwater to their intended dive spot.Nautilus underwater yacht by U-Boat WorxPhoto: U-Boat WorxAs an added bonus, the Nautilus easily combats seasickness.“If the sea becomes too rough, you simply dive and continue your voyage in comfort. With the Nautilus, the yachting market will never be the same again,” said U-Boat Worx Chairman and Founder Bert Houtman.

The yacht submarine is able to stay underwater for up to four days, at cruise speed she has an underwater endurance of six hours. The Nautilus has a starting price of €25 million.Nautilus underwater yacht by U-Boat WorxPhoto: U-Boat Worx