Everybody that has ever been boating can tell you one thing, it is utterly liberating. However, boats are somewhat limited in their capabilities. That limit being, they generally tend to stay above water. Well, to overcome that limitation, a Netherlands based company, Ortega, has stepped outside the box and brought us the Ortega Submersibles.
Ortega Submersibles have redefined underwater travel by combining innovation with super-advanced naval technology.
Featuring 2 different models, the Mk.1B and the Mk.1C, these craft feature 2 and 3 seat options, respectively.
These vessels are powered by two high-power electric motors. They were also designed for over and underwater use. This makes it an exceptionally versatile vehicle for adventurers, filmmakers, resorts, offshore surveying companies, research institutions, and a variety of others.
These submersibles have also been outfitted with a trimming tank, as well as on-board breathing apparatus. They also come with a HUD navigation system. Besides this, they can also be outfitted with Magnetometers, sonar and FLIR. Furthermore, an extra air supply or a cargo hold of up to 250 liters can also be ordered. In addition, all of the on-board equipment supports dive depths of up to 310 feet.
Both the Mk.1B and the Mk.1C have a surface cruise speed of 10.4 mph and a submersed speed of 12.7 mph. However, the Mk.1B only has a range of 69 miles, while the Mk.1C has a range of 92 miles, per charge. The Mk.1B also, with its two seater option, measures 236 inches in length. Whereas, the Mk.1C measures in at 256 inches. [via]
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