The Nautilus by U-Boat Worx is a luxurious superyacht that doubles as a submarine with a depth rating of 200 meters. It can accommodate up to 10 passengers, excluding crew, in a fully air-conditioned environment to a depth of 150 meters. The submarine features a surface cruise speed of 9 knots and an underwater speed of 4 knots, and it can remain submerged for up to 18 hours with 10 guests, thanks to its abundant power supply.
As a yacht, the Nautilus provides a massive sundeck equipped with a freshwater pool, a bar, and a luxurious dining table. This al fresco arrangement can be retracted before the submersible slips below sea level. The interior of the Nautilus features a 50 m2 dinner and lounge area with four circular windows, each with diameters close to 4 meters. There are also a master stateroom and four guest rooms, along with sleeping quarters for up to six crew members, a gym, and a fully equipped galley.
The interior design and visualization of the Nautilus are the work of Officina Armare. The concept mainly focuses on keeping passengers connected to the underwater world through the design, use of materials, and layout, as the submarine is engineered to spend quite a long time underwater. The Foredeck Lounge is designed to be dark enough to keep the focus on the underwater world, yet lively and warm enough to provide comfort akin to that of a chalet in the Alps. The Maindeck Sunken Lounge is designed 25cm lower than the main deck level, providing better visibility outside with custom-designed furniture, lounge mattresses, and a pop-up TV screen.
The Dining Area is located on the main deck, facing a breathtaking view and large enough to accommodate ten people. The low-back armchairs and floor lamps create a feeling of dining in a larger space. The Mezzanine Observation Lounge provides a more private feeling and a good area for conducting business and meetings, accessed from the grand staircase. The Owners Stateroom is located on the lower foredeck and accessed from the grand staircase, featuring a darker color scheme and parametric walls that turn into a seating area on both sides. The cabin has an en suite bathroom with a bathtub and a walk-in wardrobe.
The Nautilus also features a Gym Area with dynamic courtesy lights, open-access water fridge, Technogym equipment, and Bang Olufsen sound system. The Bar is an exceptional place to hang out inside the submarine, located on the main deck next to a window overlooking the underwater world. The Guest Cabins provide exceptional headroom and space to guests, with beds directly placed in front of the window, a work desk, wardrobe, and lounge mattress. The Guest Bathrooms are carefully placed on the structure areas between the windows, providing exceptional headroom and comfort with a stand-up shower.
Finally, the Elevator and Staircase area is designed to give users the impression of being at the bottom of the ocean, featuring a round LED display on the ground. The staircase structure and wall supports are made of carbon fiber, adding to the luxurious feel of the Nautilus.