Triton Submarines has introduced another milestone submersible to their portfolio. The cutting-edge Triton 13000/2 TE or Titanic Explorer will be the deepest diving acrylic pressure-hulled manned submersible ever produced, and features for the first time ever, Gull Wings.
Named in honor of Triton’s August 2019 first manned mission to visit the RMS Titanic in 14-years, utilizing the Triton 36000/2, the Triton Titanic Explorer is a high-performance, flexible platform built specifically to accommodate professional applications. Its 4,000-meter depth-rating makes it the perfect submersible for deep-ocean exploration and marine life research.
While diving, the unique and distinctive “Gull Wing” design provides an unrivalled versatility of operation. With the wings retracted, the submersible is streamlined for ascent and descent, and capable of maneuvering in and around incredibly tight spaces. Extended, the wings serve as a platform for lighting and cameras, ideal for macro work, scientific observation or close filming. The submersible’s Silent Glide feature, when enabled, allows gentle, sweeping turns for cinematic videography and ensures that delicate species or free-floating objects remain undisturbed. Fully deployed to 6m (19.7ft), gull wings raise the vehicle’s propulsion up and away from the seabed, ensuring that delicate species or free-floating objects remain undisturbed.
With more than 80 percent of the ocean still unexplored, Triton is making this unknown realm more accessible to those who dreamed of doing the impossible. Until now, the capacity to reach 4,000 meters wasn’t simply possible, but thanks to advances in materials technology and proprietary manufacturing techniques, developed exclusively by Triton, Titanic Explorer promises to change our relationship with deep ocean in a profound and fundamental way.
The acrylic sphere in which passengers sit becomes practically invisible once immersed, providing amazing panoramic views with zero distortion.