Officina Armare x U-Boat Aquanaut, where Luxury meets ExplorationProject Aquanaut is a 60 feet Open-Style sport catamaran designed by Officina Armare with a purpose, in collaboration with U-Boat Worx. Share
Aquanaut is an advanced multihull luxury speeder, combining a sporty yet elegant appearance and modern solutions, featuring a large deck space, open bar and Al Fresco dining areas located on aft deck and foredeck. The catamaran is equipped with dynamic inboard propulsion of 2×800 hp to offer an impressive speed potential of up to 45 kts and extreme stability at high speeds with the contribution of it’s Deep-V hydrodynamic design.
The concept of the Aquanaut is heavily influenced by SUV’s (Sport Utility Vehicles) in terms of stability, versatility and sense of exploration or adventure besides having plenty of storage for the toys such as surfboards and seabobs. The large deck space can be further expanded at anchor with bulwarks for a larger area to host parties or to simply enjoy the life at sea to the fullest.
Aquanaut can explore the deep seas all around the world, thanks to advanced technologies that support efficient submarine operations, as well as, its lightweight luxury private Nemo Submarine by U-Boat Worx. Nemo can dive to a depth of 330 feet and able to reach a top speed of three knots under water. it can operate for up to eight hours before returning to base.
The large platform on the back for the submarine is equipped with hydraulics that can lower down the underwater craft when launching is required. The same space can be used as a lounging / entertaining area when the submarine is in water and it can be lowered to water level and become the beach club as well. Furthermore, the foredeck features a large jacuzzi with a seamless sunbathing area and also a second more intimate dining area for up to 4 guests.
Aquanaut will be built on order by the Turkish shipyard, Licia Yachts, who has been specializing in building luxury motor yachts and catamarans with over 30 years of experience. The technical capacity of the Licia Yachts provides one of the best infrastructure for the new build projects such as Aquanaut in the Eastern Mediterranean.
Estimated delivery time for the first unit will take 12 months to complete and after that each unit will be completed in 9 months.