We all know that yachts are the ultimate status symbol for tech billionaires. So if you have a spare few million in the bank and want some snaps and Instagram posts that will really trump everyone else, you may want to snap up one of these. The private submarine for billionaires is much more exciting than a yacht. A company called DeepFlight is taking luxury on the high seas to new depths, selling private submarines to the wealthy.
The 20-year-old company got its start developing submarine technology for defense contractors, but along the way, turned toward the recreation market. The $1.5 million price tag includes shipment, installation, and training. The technology allows submarines to be piloted by the owner (or a designated crew member) after a short training session and do not require a highly specialized pilot.
Those afraid of drowning at sea, rest assured the Dragon floats in the water. The Dragon is the first DeepFlight craft to offer hovering capability, allowing complete freedom to cruise alongside big animals or stop and hover over ancient shipwrecks. If in a technical malfunction the engine turns off, the submarine will naturally float to the top. Be on the lookout for short submarine excursions coming to your luxury resort chains around the world soon.