3 Smart Questions to Ask before Buying a Personal Submarine on the Brokerage Market

The phrase “brokerage submarine” may sound funny, but that’s only because it’s new. Maybe 100 personal submarines exist on planet Earth today. Maybe. Companies making these subs didn’t even exist 10 years ago, and most expedition-yacht owners didn’t start ordering them until five or seven years ago.

Triton Submarine for Sale

Today, maybe 10 or 15 personal submarines are sold each year. The owners are members of a pretty exclusive club, watching as new-model submarines are getting more sophisticated, and they want to trade up—creating the world’s first brokerage market for personal submarines.

One example is this Triton 1000/2 personal submarine that I recently listed for sale. It was built in 2010, and its owner is trading up to a higher-capacity sub.

Triton Submarine for Sale

Now, I could give you a sales pitch about how this personal submarine is just like the best expedition yachts on the brokerage market, with a boatload of upgrades, a package that includes thorough spare parts, extensive training, and a history of use that proves this experienced owner has optimized the sub’s functionality and systems. All those things are true.

Since thinking about a personal submarine on the brokerage market is probably a new concept for you, though, I’m interested in helping you ask smarter questions, so you can really understand what this Triton 1000/2 is all about. Here are my suggestions for asking smart questions about personal submarines:

Triton Submarine for Sale

Question 1: With any personal submarine, you want to know how it’s powered, and for how long that power will last. In this case, the Triton 1000/2 has quad Tecnadyne electric thrusters with 120-volt DC power and can stay down for more than four hours. I like to think of it as plenty of time for seeing amazing sights between breakfast and lunch.

Question 2: You always want to know what kinds of upgrades the owner has added, because once you’re at 300 or even 1,000 feet below sea level, you might want to turn on some lights or grab a sample of something to bring back to the surface. With this Triton 1000/2 personal submarine, the owner added a manipulator arm, seven Deep Sea exterior LED lights, and a camera housing that lets you shoot photos and hours of videos with a GoPro down to 1,000 feet. These are smart add-ons that let you make the most of your dive time.

Question 3: It’s also important to ask about safety systems when shopping for a personal submarine. With this Triton 1000/2, there are two sub-tracking and navigation systems, which means somebody holding a computer on the surface can see exactly where the submarine is underwater. Inside the sub itself are two Panasonic Toughpad computers that monitor air quality, carbon dioxide and many other important metrics.

Call my cell or send me an email if you’d like to do a dive-before-you-buy in the Triton 1000/2 that I have listed for sale, or if you’d like to know more about personal submarines in general and the extraordinary expedition yachts that transport these subs to places no one has gone before!

Cell: +1.305.216.8682
stever@alloceanyachts.com

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