Triton Submersibles LLC is marketing the Triton 1000, a two passenger “yacht based submersible” depth rated to 1000 feet. The first was delivered in 2007. The catamaran configuration gives it “extraordinary surface stability” for the low low price of 1.69 million dollars. One question though, Triton, how am I supposed to collect samples with no manipulator arms? We can help you with that. What’s that you say, “don’t knock it ’til you try it”? Contact DSN to schedule our test drive, we’ll try to squeeze it in. ; )
Hat tip to Marine Technology Reporter.