South Korean Daewoo Shipbuilding & Marine Engineering (DSME), announced their first export order for submarines for Indonesia. The order is for three modified Type 209 diesel electric submarines: two boats will be built in South Korea and the third one at the Indonesian shipyard of PT PAL in Surabaya. The total value of the contract is approximately US $1.1 billion and construction is due to commence this month with planned commissioning dates of 2018. The Indonesian DSME209 Class submarine is a conventional attack class submarine and is larger than the Korean Navy’s original Chang Bogo Type 209/1200 Class. It has an LOA of 200 ft (61 m) with a 20.7 ft (6.3 m) hull diameter and a surface displacement of 1,400 tons. The propulsion system comprises four MTU 12V396 SE84 gensets each rated at 700 kW at 1800 rpm driving a single screw. [More]
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Australian design studio Bury Design was commissioned by Triton Submarines, a respected commercial submarine manufacturer located in Florida, to come up with a different kind of superyacht; an ocean-going mothership capable of carrying and launching a Triton 3300/2 submersible anywhere in the world.
In superyacht parlance, appendages for excursions away from the yacht (jet skis for instance) are euphemistically termed ‘Toys’ and this submersible is some toy indeed. Weighing in at only 8820 lbs (4000 kg) yet able to take two people down as far as 3300 ft (1000 m) to view the wonders of the deep through its clear acrylic spherical dome for up to ten hours of battery-powered underwater exploration.
Superyacht Mothership BD 95: Image credit Bury Design
The Bury Design 95
The tag ’95’ refers to the length in feet (28.95 m) of the mothership, which in comparison to a 14.8 ft (4.5 m) breadth reveals a slim hull profile that brings the benefits of low power... [More]