Triton Submarines’ Project Hercules Is One Of The Fastest On The Market
— Updated on 11 October 2022

Triton Submarines’ Project Hercules Is One Of The Fastest On The Market

— Updated on 11 October 2022
Nick Kenyon
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Nick Kenyon

For the 1% of the 1%, having a 200-foot superyacht isn’t quite enough to stay entertained over the summer holidays. To the billionaire’s question of, “What else is there to do?” Triton Submarines has just announced the answer in their Project Hercules watercraft that allows its owner to privately explore the ocean beneath the waves, in unparalleled comfort no less.

Boating enthusiasts might have come across the name Triton Submarines before and with good reason, as while the company has only been in business for a decade and a half, it’s already earned its place in the record books. Back in 2019, Victor Vescovo captained a Triton 36000/2 Full Ocean Depth (FOD) model named DSV Limiting Factor to the very bottom of the ocean floor, setting the new record for the deepest crewed descent at 10,925 metres (35,843 ft).

However, it was at the recent Monaco Yacht Show 2022 that Triton Submarines announced its latest gambit for the private luxury submarine market with Project Hercules, which has been developed in collaboration with Espen Øino International. At its core, the new submarine design looks to not only offer uncompromising customizability across its interior (and elements of the exterior), but also to deliver a dynamic experience for guests via a blend of speed and comfort.

Triton Submarines Project Hercules

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Boasting a patent-pending elliptical Advanced Versatile Acrylics (AVA) pressure hull, the Project Hercules is capable of diving up to 200 metres below the waves with space for a pilot and six passengers, all while travelling at an impressive 8 knots. This is approximately twice as fast as most of the other private luxury submarines that are currently available, thanks to the strategic arrangement of four large thrusters.

Inside the cabin, there is enough space to customise the specific layout to your tastes, with Triton Submarines describing the bespoke flexibility as delivering, “amenities, privacy and luxury comparable to a private jet.” We can certainly see why, with options to include everything from chaise lounges or an oversized daybed, to a private dining space with its own mini-bar.

Triton Submarines Project Hercules

“With Project Hercules, we set out to create an ‘Inner Space Craft’, one that delivered a calm and exclusive environment where owners and guests could enjoy intimate conversations, contemplative calmness, and memorable private experiences,” explained Espen Øino about Project Hercules.

More details will be announced from Triton Submarines soon, with further information on pricing and beyond expected to be released at the upcoming Fort Lauderdale International Yacht Show, which takes place from October 26th to 30th. So if you missed your appointment to chat with the Triton team in Monaco, make sure you’re in Florida for the end of the month.

Nick Kenyon
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Nick Kenyon is the Editor of Boss Hunting, joining the team after working as the Deputy Editor of luxury watch magazine Time+Tide. He has a passion for watches, with other interests across style, sports and more. Get in touch at nick (at) luxity.com.au

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