Aston Martin and Vero’s Triton are creating the world’s most luxurious personal submarine
Triton president Patrick Lahey is passionate about exploration of the oceans, which hold practically limitless opportunities for new discoveries. “We believe submersibles are here to stay.”
Superyacht owners accessorize their boats in myriad ways, from amphibious vehicles to jet-chopper hybrids that get them to the helicopter pad on deck faster. Latest on the list: luxurious personal submarines.
Code-named Project Neptune, the world’s most luxurious personal submarine design was revealed at the glitzy Monaco Yacht Show in 2017. The initial drawings show a sleek-looking blue and gray sub with blade-like pontoons and an enormous transparent acrylic “bubble” of a cabin for maximizing incredible underwater views. Project Neptune’s price tag: a cool $4.4 million, plus options.
The three-person sub marries the diving and operational expertise of Vero Beach’s Triton Submarines, led by president Patrick Lahey and CEO Bruce Jones, with Aston Martin’s design, materials and craftsmanship. Loved and revered in Britain, the century-old automaker is best known for its beautiful high-performance sports cars. However, Aston Martin has recently branched out into complementary side ventures, such as a partnership with Quintessence Yachts that produced the AM37 powerboat, and a collaboration with Argentine developers on a 66-story residential tower in Miami. Project Neptune enhances the company’s brand into yet another aspect of the luxury world.