Saturday, February 10, 2007

Lil Submarines Are Hottttttttttt

C-Quester mini-submarines
The world’s first consumer submarine will allow novice sailors to explore the underwater world - for the same price as a sportscar. Ocean enthusiasts can now live out their childhood fantasies by investing in one of the miniature submarines, which can dive to 50 metres (164ft). The one and two-man C-Quester craft can cruise beneath the waves for 2½ hours, or a further 36 hours in the event of an emergency. Priced from £65,000 - the same price as a Porsche 911 - they are tipped to be the next must-have for wealthy thrill seekers. However, a four-day training course and an underwater pilot’s licence is essential before you can use a Dutch-built C-Quester below the surface. The 9ft-long, single-seat C-Quester 1 can travel at up to three knots above or below the surface using its three electric thrusters. The larger, 11ft two-man C-Quester 2 can reach speeds of up to four knots.

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