Damn Richer People: A $5.5 Million Personal Submarine

March 2, 2016


Trying to figure out what the first check you're going to write with that $105,000 fountain pen is going to be? WELL LOOK NO FURTHER, because here's the $5.5 million Triton 6600/2 personal submarine. It's allegedly "the world's deepest diving acrylic hulled submarine." Is that true? No clue, I have done very little acrylic hulled submarine research, so I'm not really sure what's on the market. At my local market? Precooked shrimp $9.99/pound.

Its diving depth is reflected in its name, as it's able to get all the way down to 6,600 feet. It does so slowly, topping out at 3 knots (3.45 mph or 5.56 km/h), but the long dive down shouldn't have you stressed out since the battery will provide enough power for up to 10 hours, with enough air for up to 12. There's even a reserve 96 hour tank of oxygen so you really don't freak out. The clear hull is the thickest ever, yet is said to be "optically perfect", which is good since looking around is all you'll be able to do in this sub.

Obviously, I want one, but even more obviously from the holes in my shirt and shoes, I'll never be able to afford one. The closest I'll ever come to a personal submarine is slipping all the way underwater in the bathtub. Sad but honest.

Thanks again to Max, who, for two tips in a row, wins my undying love and affection. I take tips seriously.

  • This, strangely, doesn't seem as ridiculous as that stupid pen.

  • timeiskey
  • Wilf Smith

    This is giving me a Bond super villain film prop vibe. It wouldn't surprise me to see this being modeled by a bald dude with a white cat in his lap.

  • dsandman87

    GW, $9.99/lb is a really good price for shrimp! Where can I get a deal like that?

  • CaptainGuntu

    Not good if you suddenly need a bathroom break at 6600 feet down ...

  • Bling Nye

    No no, it's totally cool to pee in your wetsuit, everybody does it, and those that say they don't are lying.

  • Rufio_the_Lostboy

    Reminds me of the Redtail from Cowboy Bebop.

  • S.M. Archer

    Woof. The ocean freaks me out enough as is, let alone getting a machine and diving to crushing depths to see things I can check out on discovery, so hard pass. Ocean is scary and an unrelenting hell of things that want to kill you.

  • Brent Turcotte

    seams like it could of used a claw attachment or gaff as well as some serious lighting

  • Ed

    It seems to be designed with the idea that the driver can't responsibly use arms.

  • Elan114

    According to the link there are " six 20,000 lumen lights are present to help light up your surroundings". So you can look, still no optional claw attachments.

  • Ed

    No robotic arms and little bucket for sea shells and doubloons? Pass.

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