17 May 2022
Global leader in manned submersibles, U-Boat Worx will launch a completely new class of submarine – one that has been designed to host prestigious and memorable events.
The UWEP is completely autonomous with capacity for up to 120 guests, excluding crew. Guests will experience diving to depths up to 200 metres and are free to walk around just as they would aboard a cruise ship.
Over 150 square metres of floor space can be configured by the operator, varying from an underwater restaurant with 64 seats, a subsea gym or a deep-sea casino.
As a multi-purpose venue, the UWEP is suitably prepared to host product presentations, parties, weddings, conferences, or any other stage-based performance, in the most unique setting imaginable.
Fourteen windows connect guests directly to the underwater world. A series of exterior lights illuminate the surroundings and add an extra dimension, whether to night-time diving or deep-sea dining experiences.
The UWEP runs solely on batteries and can operate non-stop for 24 hours. For the convenience of the guests, the air-conditioned UWEP is also fully pressurised, so there’ll be no need for decompression.
Luxury washrooms and a galley are standard. Between cruises, the UWEP can be recharged and reprovisioned in a port or floating dock, where guests can also comfortably board the submarine via its two grand access hatches.
“The UWEP will shake up both the submarine and hospitality industry and lead the way in bespoke underwater events,” said Founder and CEO of U-Boat Worx, Bert Houtman.
“We will not only present a stellar experience for the most discerning clientele, but also a business opportunity that will benefit entrepreneurs and contribute to our understanding of the oceans.”
“Our goal as a company has always been to make the oceans more accessible for everyone, and with the launch of our UWEP we can truly say that U-Boat Worx provides your gateway to discovery,” said Roy Heijdra, Marketing Manager for U-Boat Worx.