Wednesday, March 18, 2015

NEW COMPACT & LIGHT 3 PERSON PERSONAL SUBMARINE FROM SEAMAGINE

THE AURORA-3C OFFERS THE LARGEST SPACIOUS
CABIN FOR ITS LIGHT WEIGHT CATEGORY




3 PERSON PERSONAL SUBMARINE WITH GREAT VIEW - DEPTH RATED TO 470 M - LOW HEIGHT AND UNDER 4 TON DRY WEIGHT

SEAmagine's new AURORA-3C personal submarine is a compact private submersible both in size and  in weight, that holds 1 pilot and 2 passengers, is ABS or DNV-GL Classed, and has a depth rating of up to 470m (1542ft). The configuration of this personal submersible provides the occupants an exceptional view, unobstructed by top hatches and side pontoons, and offers the largest spacious cabin space compared to any other private submarine in this low weight category.

GENERAL DIMENSIONS

DEPTH RATING:               470 m (1542 ft)

LENGTH::                          3.354 m (132 in)

WIDTH:                              2.502 m (99 in)

INSIDE DIAMETER:          1.510 m (217 in)

HEIGHT:                            1.85 m (73 in)

HOIST POINT HEIGHT:    1.65 m (65 in)

WEIGHT:                            3800 Kg (8377 lbs)


EXCELLENT FIELD OF VIEWS

The AURORA-3C offers unobstructed views upwards, front, and side for the front passengers.  The AURORA-3C offers a full 180 Deg window and a larger inside diameter for more comfort, with the passengers sitting closer to the front window giving a far greater field of views in all direction.  All viewing angles from the front passengers are uninterrupted by the side pontoons, any front retainer ring, or top structures. Furthermore, the pilot in the center rear has an acrylic dome overhead giving a good view upwards and rearwards.




The private submersible's large entry hatch is configured as an acrylic transparent dome and provides the pilot additional upward and rear view.

SPACIOUS COMFORT & AIR CONDITIONING

The AURORA-3C mini submarine with its large 1.51 m inside diameter offers the most spacious cabin to its passengers compared to any other submersible in its weight category.This private submersible model has a proper closed circuit air-conditioning system to ensure comfort and reduce humidity levels.


SAFE & PRACTICAL SURFACE OPERATIONS

Surface operations are very important in any submersible operations and extensive attention is paid by SEAmagine on how to do this best based on over 12,000 dives the company has accumulated on its vessels around the world. SEAmagine has constantly driven the market for many years to address surface logistics, as opposed to leaving it as an after-thought as most other manufacturers do.

The AURORA-3C patented design answers 4 very important points for surface operation.

1.             How to best safely board passengers
2.             How to manage surface logistics
3.             How to offer solid tie-up configuration when docked.
4.             How to provide excellent surface towing capability when necessary.


The AURORA-3C tilts at surface only for docking and boarding of passengers to ensure higher safety and comfort. This approach provides a horizontal walking deck with a high freeboard and is equipped with pull-up handrails so that people have something robust to hold on to when boarding. The AURORA-3C has a large hatch to again increase the boarding comfort of passengers.


The AURORA-3C levels out at surface once people have boarded and the hatch is closed and is driven at surface horizontally to the dive site. 


SURFACE CONTROLS

All of SEAmagine’s submersibles as with the AURORA-3C have a hardwired external control allowing the operator to maneuver the vessel from the top deck without having to go inside the hull or have any hatch open. Once the submersible has been launched from the mother-ship, this external control station greatly simplifies operational logistics until the sub is tied off safely ready for boarding. The AURORA-3C’s surface deck is made more horizontal by the pilot as he stands by the hatch with handrails up to ensure safety.



SAFE DOCKING

The AURORA-3C pays special attention to have a proper docking configuration with a solid aft linear rail that provides simple geometry to match up a swim deck or tender. The aft rail allows for up down movement without the sub hanging up on the docked tender or platform.



SURFACE TOWING

For short distances, the submersibles are driven at surface but for instances when the dive site is far away from the mother ship, the submersibles are towed to the location. The ability to tow the submersibles is an essential contingency measure to ensure that it can always be brought back to the mother ship in adverse conditions.


The AURORA-3C has dedicated tow points and an incline such that when towed at surface the vessel is pulled out of the water, reducing drag and allows for a faster towing speed. The Aurora-3C is towed in reverse, thereby protecting the acrylic cabin from surface debris.

SMALL SIZE

The compact configuration allows this personal submarine to be stored or transported in a standard shipping container. Furthermore, the submarine's low height and even lower hoist point makes it ideal for setup in confined spaces without compromising on comfort, practicality, robustness, and performance.





CLOSING WORDS

The AURORA-3C with a 470m Depth Rating and a dry weight under 4000 Kg offers both the best field of views and the largest inside cabin diameter for its weight category.

For More Information: www.seamagine.com 




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Friday, August 8, 2014

10 IMPORTANT POINTS IN EVALUATING A PERSONAL SUBMARINE


Small Personal Seamagine Private Submarines 3 person model.
There are a number of important points to consider when evaluating a submersible than simply seeing a transparent bubble and its depth rating or size.  A comprehensive overview on key points need to be considered that will reflect the submarine’s key advantages on its design but also on its safety for operation, practicality at sea, comfort for passengers, and long term value of the vessel. The following points that are taken into account on SEAmagine’s Aurora submersibles provide good references on how to evaluate a submarine and its suitability for operations.


1. WHY SUBMERSIBLE GEOMETRY MATTERS


The Aurora's field of view is greatly enhanced by moving the access hatch away from the top of the window into a separate compartment behind the main cabin. Its unique ability to tilt at surface provides an extremely stable platform for boarding, which does not require obtrusive forward pontoons that severely restrict peripheral viewing. A specifically designed aft section provides an ideal docking configuration that can be firmly secured as opposed to some awkward geometry. This well thought out approach, derived from experience and ingenuity, is important in ensuring safety and comfort for boarding, even in rough sea conditions.



2.      WHY SURFACE LOGISTICS ARE PARAMOUNT


The ease and safety of submersible operations is primarily defined by surface logistics. SEAmagine's remote external controls allow the submersible to be maneuvered at surface without the need to even open the cabin, drastically simplifying surface logistics. The ability to tow a submersible effectively expands the possibilities of operating at remote dive sites away from the mother ship. The Aurora is designed to be towed backwards, thus protecting the acrylic cabin, and the angled orientation helps to lift the submersible out and on top of the water as opposed to digging into it, increasing the efficiency of the operation.


3.      SAFE PASSENGER BOARDING


personal small private submarines showing large entry hatch.When floating at surface, the Aurora offers a solid and stable platform with a high freeboard and a horizontal walking deck, assisted with telescoping hand rails, to guide the boarding process to the large top hatch. The purposely designed stern provides a secure docking arrangement to enhance the convenience of the boarding process, critical for rough weather operation.



4.      ESSENTIALS FOR PASSENGER COMFORT


Passenger comfort is not simply defined by how large the cabin size is but, as the Aurora model offers, it begins with the ease and safety of the boarding process. A large access hatch, comfortable and spacious seating configuration, reliable environmental controls with air conditioning, and a panoramic field of view unobstructed by any top hatch or side pontoons, all add up to deliver a truly exceptional underwater experience.



5.      THE IMPORTANCE OF OPERATIONAL ROBUSTNESS


personal small private submarines being towed at surface.Sea conditions can be unpredictable and although a dive may begin in ideal conditions, it may end in inclement weather. Besides the need for the safe transfer of passengers, the vessel needs to be securely docked and recovered on the mother ship. In high winds and seas the submersible needs to be robust enough to survive without damage. SEAmagine submersibles have a long successful history of operating in a range of adverse conditions and remote locations, and that heritage is carried over into the Aurora design.


6.      IMPORTANT PROPULSION CONSIDERATIONS


personal small private submarines showing powerful propulsion motors.In addition to having high power thrusters, it is important to have excellent maneuvering capability in all directions and not simply top forward speed. The Aurora, with a speed of over 4 knots, has 6 vectored thrusters that allow the craft movement in all directions on the horizontal plane, including directly sideways and rotation around the center axis. Furthermore, the vectored vertical thrusters allow vertical maneuvering up and down, as well as sideways descent and ascent giving the ultimate handling configuration.



7.      WHY MODULARITY FOR ADDITIONAL TOOLS MATTERS


personal small submarines robotic arms holding a crab.Over time, SEAmagine's customers have continued to add new features to expand their submersible's capabilities. Robotic arms, fly-out ROVs that can be controlled from the cabin, and 360 degree panoramic HD video cameras are among the many options. The Aurora's equipment interface modularity allows for all existing equipment to be integrated after delivery, with room for expansion in the future as new technology is developed.



8.      A CRUCIAL INGREDIENT - PROVEN LONG TERM TECHNICAL SUPPORT


personal small private submarines under maintenance on yacht.
 SEAmagine has been supporting its clients for the past 18 years and established a solid training program for submersible pilots, support crew, and ship engineers. The need and requirements of clients around the world vary continuously and the owners, captains, and crew need reliable support from their submersible manufacturer. SEAmagine has pioneered this necessity from its inception, and has a documented track record established over many years.



9.      FORMAL CLASSIFICATION APPROVAL


Small Personal Seamagine Private Submarines Being prepared by training crew.SEAmagine’s submersibles are not experimental vessels and are built under the approval process of the American Bureau of Shipping (ABS) and international maritime classification organization. All SEAmagine submarines are classed A1+ by the American Bureau of Shipping (ABS) that performs all inspections and surveys on each submersible constructed. All design elements are reviewed by ABS’s engineering review board and the manufacturing and testing surveyed by their field operations. SEAmagine’s total dedication to safety and quality of all its commercial submarines and yachting submersibles has gained the respect of many of the regulatory groups in the world. SEAmagine has a very close and strong working relationship with ABS, both at the engineering review headquarters in Houston, and at the Survey Office in Long Beach California. 



10. COMPREHENSIVE TRAINING PROGRAM


Small Personal Seamagine Private Submarines Launch & Recovery System.It is important that the submersible has a well-structured training program not only for the submarine pilot but also for the support crew as well as the technical support members. SEAmagine developed its initial submersible pilot training program in conjunction with the US Coast Guard in 2000. From this base the program has expanded over the years, and is today an extremely well structured and proven process. The objective of the training program is not only to have trained submersible pilots, but to also ensure that the full crew of the ship is familiar with the overall operation and its contingencies.





Sunday, June 8, 2014


Front View of the AURORA 3 Person Model




















SEAmagine is excited to introduce the new Aurora Submersible design, which represents the culmination of 18 years expertise in the industry and a design evolution from over 12,000 dives accumulated around the world on the company’s submersibles.

SEAmagine's innovative Aurora technology is a revolutionary approach to submersible design, maximizing the field of view of the spherical cabin and providing an unparalleled vista. The occupants have a view, unobstructed by top hatches and side pontoons that provide the sensation of entering the underwater world, as opposed to simply observing it. When floating at surface the submersible has a high freeboard with a stable platform for people to walk on. Telescopic handrails come up from the top deck to provide a safe environment for people to board in a variety of sea states. The Aurora offers a solid and straight back stern designed to securely dock to the support ship at surface, further improving safety and logistics.

EXCEPTIONAL FIELD OF VIEW
The Aurora manned submarines fields of view are greatly enhanced by moving the access hatch away from the top of the window into a separate compartment behind the main cabin. Its unique ability to tilt at surface provides an extremely stable platform for boarding, which does not require obtrusive forward pontoons that severely restrict peripheral viewing. A specifically designed aft section provides a secure arrangement that can be firmly tied to the support vessel, providing a stable platform for boarding. This well thought out approach, the product of design innovation and operating experience, is important in ensuring safety and comfort while boarding from the yachts, even in rough sea conditions.




SEAMAGINE SUBERSIBLE MODELS
SEAmagine's manned submersibles offer 2, 3, 4, and 5 person configurations with depth ranges from 150 m to 1000 m, All of SEAmagine submersibles are classed by the American Bureau of Shipping (ABS) and approved the the Cayman Flag State.


2 Person Ocean Pearl Model
Depth Rating 150m to 1000m


3 Person AURORA Submarine Model
Depth Rating 200m to 1000m


4 Person AURORA Submarine Model
Depth Rating 200m to 380m


5 Person AURORA Submarine Model
Depth Rating 200m to 380m