At $120,000, the Scubacraft isn’t your typical boat, as this open-cockpit submersible can hit 50 knots above water and can dive 100 feet beneath the waves at the push of a button, thanks to electric thrusters and batteries. Continue reading for a video, more pictures, and additional information.
During normal operation, it’s designed to have slight positive buoyancy at all times. Meaning that if at any time the craft loses power, it will slowly float back to the surface in a controlled manner. The Scubacraft is also able to lose its positive buoyancy when put in a special ‘park’ mode, enabling its occupants to depart from the craft. There’s several advanced safety features, like an automatic depth control (ADC) system that assists the operator in maintaining depth, controlling ascent and descent.