About U-Boat Worx

U-Boat Worx Charter is a subsidiary of U-Boat Worx. The U-Boat Worx story began in 2005 in the Netherlands where it continues to design and manufacture the most capable submarines conceivable. U-Boat Worx first offered charter services in 2011 and is operating this services under “U-Boat Worx Charter” since 2018.

Wide range of submersibles

The wide range of U-Boat Worx models includes manned personal submarines that can accommodate from 1 to 11 persons and operate to depths of 100 meters up to 3,000 meters. At the moment the charter fleet consists of a Super Yacht Sub 3 and C-Explorer 3 submersible.

U-Boat Worx is dedicated to continuous support and growth within the global market for manned submersibles, whether it be for individuals, commercial/research/scientific survey or underwater film makers.

The Vision

U-Boat Worx has grown year on year and evolved to become the largest builder of private submarines. The Netherlands is a country renowned for its marine engineering and this heritage continues with the founding of U-Boat Worx by Bert Houtman.

Following a vision to create personal submarines that make access to the subsea readily available, Bert Houtman has realised his dream. Thanks to our Charter Program this dream has become more accessible than ever before.

Built to the highest standards

Every U-Boat Worx submersible is designed, engineered and built to the highest possible standards and certified by the leading classification society, DNV GL.

In addition to U-Boat Worx’ stringent internal quality control and assurance procedures, every submarine is subjected to extensive and exhaustive testing including hydro-static pressure tests and material qualifications prior to in-house bench testing, followed by harbour then full sea trials before final delivery.

Submarine ownership

Should you be interested in viewing U-Boat Worx’ full range of submersibles, please visit www.uboatworx.com (opens new tab).

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Continue your journey

  • Super Yacht Sub 3

    Super Yacht Sub 3
    • Super Yacht Sub 3
      300 M 1,000 Ft
      3,800 KG 8,380 Lb
      3
    Learn about the Super Yacht Sub 3
  • C-Explorer 3

    C-Explorer 3
    • C-Explorer 3
      300 M 1,000 Ft
      6,010 KG 13,250 Lb
      3
    Learn about the C-Explorer 3
Model Overview
feet/poundsmeter/kilogram
  • Occupants (min.)

    2
    11
  • Depth (min.)

    100
    3000
    328
    9840
  • Weight (max.)

    2480
    16000
    5465
    35270
  • Height (max.)

    150
    290
    60
    120