The world’s most avid explorers can now explore the mysteries of the deep thanks to a new charter agreement between Fraser and the owner of M/Y U BOAT NAVIGATOR.
The Charter Central Agency Agreement was inked underwater in U BOAT NAVIGATOR’s Triton 3300/3 submarine, which is believed to be an industry first. The novel signing took place during the Monaco Yacht Show 2021 and was captured on video by an underwater dive crew.
The Triton 3300/3 submarine forms part of U BOAT NAVIGATOR’s Deep Blue Experience, enabling charter guests to explore some of the world’s most exciting underwater wrecks and archaeological sites that would ordinarily be out of reach.
The U BOAT NAVIGATOR and the Triton 3300/3 submarine are now listed with Fraser as a stand-alone yacht charter, or as the ultimate dive support vessel to your own yacht, or a principal charter yacht. Keep on reading to learn more!
Motor Yacht U BOAT NAVIGATOR
The 24-metre, Rena Umut Kocali built M/Y U BOAT NAVIGATOR is the ultimate dive vessel, purposefully built for those passionate about world history, geology, shipwrecks, and underwater marine life.
Built in 2008, and refitted in 2020, the yacht is loaded with state-of-the-art underwater exploration gear, including two Triton submersibles with trained pilots and a full dive centre.
The submersibles are a custom designed Triton 3300/1 1-seater, which conducts tandem dives with the larger Triton 3300/3 3-seater, ensuring maximum safety.
For those wishing to charter M/Y U BOAT NAVIGATOR as a stand-alone yacht she can comfortably sleep six guests across three spacious suites. Her contemporary décor boasts plenty of nods to exploration of the world’s deepest oceans, while her spacious saloons offer the ideal place to discuss your most recent underwater findings with family and friends and plan the next day’s adventures. Alternatively, while working as a shadow vessel, she can accommodate 11 guests while cruising.
Her exterior decks offer plenty of space for relaxing, including an alfresco dining area with BBQ.
She boasts a highly experienced crew of six, who have completed more than 500 dives in the Mediterranean, including discovering and mapping a host of exciting underwater wrecks and relics. Their intimate knowledge will ensure guests can explore some of the best underwater sites, ensuring an unforgettable experience for the most discerning diving connoisseurs.
The Triton 3300/3 Submersible
U BOAT NAVIGATOR’s Triton 3300/3 Submersible offers charterers the opportunity to travel to depths very few have been.
This state-of-the-art submersible can reach depths of up to 1,000-metres with a 12-hour maximum endurance, unlocking the mysteries of the underwater world. With rapid charging, guests can maximise their time underwater, while the ultra-fine control system gives the pilot precise manoeuvrability, enabling the submersible to get closer than ever to static objects, or carefully follow underwater marine life.
The Triton 3300/3’s spacious interior means that it can comfortably accommodate two passengers, plus a pilot, meaning you can share the experience of the underwater world with a family member, friend, or guest.
Favoured by the world’s leading marine scientists, researchers, and underwater documentary filmmakers, the Triton 3300 /3 model has been used on dozens of documentaries, including David Attenborough’s Great Barrier Reef and the landmark BBC series, Blue Planet II.
The U BOAT NAVIGATOR and Triton 3300 submarine are based in Malta. They are available for Mediterranean yacht charters throughout the year, including Greece, France, Spain, and Italy, home to some of the world’s most fascinating wreck and dive sites.
Explore the deep
The Mediterranean offers thousands of wrecks and dive sites to explore, such as the recently discovered classical shipwreck off the coast of Kefalonia.
The 35-metre ship lies some 60-metres below the waves and includes her cargo of large terracotta pots – amphorae – which are strewn across the seabed. She is one of the most significant classical shipwrecks in the Mediterranean and offers a fascinating time capsule from a previous era.
Or why not explore HMS Olympus, a WWII Royal Navy submarine, which lies just seven miles off the port of Valletta in Malta. Sitting 115-metres below sea level with her gun still intact, her hatches remain open – indicating that her crew escaped before she came to rest on the seabed in 1942, although only a handful were reported to have survived the seven-mile swim back to shore.
And, in between exploring below the waves, the land-based activities of the Mediterranean await, from award-winning dining, fascinating cultural attractions, to some of the world’s most elegant towns and cities.
For those with a passion for deep-sea exploration, the Deep Blue Experience aboard the U BOAT NAVIGATOR ensures an unforgettable experience and memories that will last a lifetime.