The newest craft geared towards those with scads of money is an underwater plane.
Underwater vehicles are the new toys for the super-rich.
The newest craft geared towards those with scads of money is an underwater plane. Graham Hawkes, who works as a marine engineer, is the man behind the sea-ready vehicle.
He spent his entire career designing submersibles for both the gas industries and the military. As a side project, he opted to create something a little more upscale.
Called the DeepFlight Super Falcon, it’s a simple looking, streamlined, modern water craft. The vehicle comes in two varieties; with two and three seats.
Hawkes noted the craft is “designed to do barrel rolls with dolphins and spy-hop with whales, the DeepFlight Super Falcon will take you anywhere you want to go underwater, in style, safety, and comfort.”
The underwater plane is built with 8.8 feet wide wings and it can reach a depth of 1600 feet underwater. It drastically differs from a submarine as it doesn’t just sink and rise, but instead uses a downward lift motion.
The engine is said to be so quiet, it attracts sea life. The Falcon is able to travel underwater at a speed of four to five knots. The cost for the underwater plane is around $1.7 million.