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Triton Submarines

Experience the competition… Then buy a Triton

Triton Submarines has collected the finest, most experienced talent in the civil submarine business. Each member of the full time management and staff at the company averages 26.7 years of dedicated civil submarine and submersible experience. Including part time staff the group collectively represents more than 331 years of experience. No competitor even remotely approaches this level of expertise. The Triton’s incredible level of competitive superiority is based on the tremendous operations experience of the staff. They know what works in the subsea environment because, more than any group in the world, they’ve been there. they’ve spent thousands of hours piloting more than 80 different civil submarines and submersibles. In addition, our Engineering Manager was in charge of design review at the American Bureau of Shipping for over 25 different submersibles.

About the competition…
One of the frustrating aspects of presiding over a hugely experienced and capable group is that new competitors spring up, make outrageous claims and market inexpensive subs that are marginal in performance. However, the general public does not typically have the expertise to recognize the quality and safety difference unless they take the trouble to dive on models made by the handful of different manufacturers. Recently, an inexperienced but high-profile European manufacturer provided a demo dive to a prospective client and the hull leaked so badly the occupants had to make an emergency exit and the sub sank beneath them! Not good.

The Deep Ocean is no place for compromise

Triton Submarines is dedicated to producing the highest quality, safest and most functionally superior deep submersibles in existence – based on over 330 years of collective experience. Triton Submarines are absolutely committed to ensuring every aspect of their design is of the highest possible quality. As a result, Triton’s submersibles are unashamedly more expensive than those of our competitors. Triton Submarine makes a fair profit, their parent company has been in business for 19 years and they expect to be here for decades to come. If you compare products with a discerning eye you too will come to understand that when your family’s safety is at stake in a hostile environment like the deep ocean – there is no place for compromise.

 

Submarines with depth ratings of 1,000 foot (300m) 2 or 3 person and 3,300 foot (1,000m) 2 or 3 person
– and a 36,000 foot (approx. 11 km) 3 person

There are basically 3 Triton Submarine models, being the Triton 1000, the Triton 3300 and the Triton 36000 models. The number refers to the depth range in feet and each model comes in a 2 passenger or a 3 passenger version, except for the 36000 which is only offered as a 3 passenger version. Passengers in this case include the captain of the submarine.

Here’s a video clip

As seen on NBC’s TODAY show January 19th 2012

The Triton 3300 submarine is giving a look at the unexplored regions of the ocean, seven miles deep, where millions of species may be undiscovered. Investigative journalist Oliver Steeds reports for the TODAY show.

 

 

The Triton Submarine That Is Most Popular

Image captured by Sandra Edwards/South Florida Dive Journal

 

The video below gives you great insights to many of the capabilities, benefits, advantages and possibilities the submarines offer:

 

The Triton Submarine as previously stated has been specifically designed to be integrated with large yachts and as such it makes it the ultimate extension of the fun, pleasure or exploration you can enjoy with a yacht. Its size is manageable and a good size davit can handle the hoisting and deployment. Also what is very unique for the Triton Submarine is how well it will handle resting on the water surface even with the lid open, thus allowing for passenger exchange on the water surface in comfort, ease and safety. Most other submarines require passenger exchange to be carried out onboard the mother vessel, which in other words means you would need to hoist the submarine up and down for every passenger exchange – which adds heavily to the cost, time usage (or rather time waste) and potential risks during the maneuver.

Just by studying the images provided here on this webpage of the Triton Submarine you can clearly see the unsurpassed and unobstructed views the Triton Submarine offers. If you compare with every other submarine currently available on the market you will find this to be vastly superior in this area alone. In the Triton Submarine you have clear views almost all around you including great views to the top and to the bottom. A view to the bottom is often extremely essential for grabbing or studying something on the ocean floor. For more on the benefits the section below on Competitive Superiority.

In addition to the extreme comfort that the Triton Submarine offers, it also is extremely easy to operate and it is in fact steered by the touch of a joy stick. Instrumentation is controlled by a detachable Toughbook, with of course every essentials being controllable also by mechanical/manual controls.

COMPETITIVE SUPERIORITY

There are several submarines available on the market. Why choose a Triton Submarine?

MINIMUM WEIGHT, VOLUME & FOOTPRINT

Deck space is at a premium aboard a yacht and the Triton’s compact design is only 10 feet LOA, less than half of most competitor’s submersibles. This means the sub stows easily and is significantly easier to launch and recover.

TRANSPARENT PASSENGER COMPARTMENT

The main reason for owning a submersible is to experience the ocean world and to do that you have to be able to see out of the sub effectively. The Triton’s totally transparent passenger compartment provides unsurpassed viewing for the occupants.

SURFACE STABILITY & FREEBOARD

The catamaran design of the Triton results in surface stability and the top mounted hatch provides more freeboard than any other small submersible. This combination makes it easy for the occupants to get in and out of the sub while it is in the water and is the most important safety factor in submersibles.

LAUNCH & RECOVERY REQUIREMENTS

Unlike many submarines where the hatch cannot be opened with the sub in the water, the Triton can be entered in the water. The Triton does not require an elaborate, man rated launch and recovery system, making it far more cost effective to own and operate.

UNSURPASSED VISIBILITY

When you are cruising in a submersible underwater the best view is forward and down. No other sub gives you better viewing or gets you closer to the reef and the sea floor below.

DIGITAL TOUCH SCREEN CONTROL

A highly sophisticated and proprietary digital touch screen control, navigation and monitoring system makes Triton uniquely easy to operate and reduces pilot workload. Embedded checklists, automated alarms and an advanced autopilot system improves safety as well.

THREE AXIS JOYSTICK CONTROLS

Digital proportional joystick control coupled to thrusters that move the sub in all three axes provides for unsurpassed maneuverability.

ADVANCED TRAINING & SUPPORT

Triton is the only sub company that has a deep submersible pilot simulator for customer familiarization and pilot training. Customer support is also available 24/7.

OPERATIONS & DESIGN EXPERIENCE

The Triton designers and operations senior staff are the most experienced civil sub experts in the world. Patrick Lahey, Triton’s president, is the most experienced civil sub pilot active in the world today. Our far reaching experience means we have seen the effective design and operations solutions in many environments and this results in our ability to engineer the world’s best submersibles.

 

More and more yacht owners and scientists are showing interest for what remains hidden in the realm of the under water world.The Triton submersibles are perfectly designed to make way for new discoveries and new adventures to take place. A recent discovery was the confirmation of the existence of the Giant Squid.

Old tales and dramatic novels have told countless stories of Giant Squids, but not until scientists took the Triton 3300/3 submersible to the deep waters off Japan, was the existence of the Giant Squids confirmed.

The Discovery Channel made a great and intriguing documentary which we are pleased to bring you here:

 

Learn about the other Triton models:

Triton 1000

Triton 3300

Triton 36000

 

To learn more, please inquire further

A Brownie’s sales associate can assist you or you may click on the Triton brochure for more information.

 

 

 

 

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The Triton 1000

The Triton 1000 The Triton 1000 is the “entry” model of the the Triton Submarine line and thus is the smallest submarine in the fleet, only 10.5 ft. long (3.2m) so it takes up a minimum of deck space.

As mentioned earlier the number references in feet the depth range of the submarine, so in other words the Triton 1100 is depth rated to 1100 feet (approximately 305 meters). The model comes in a two passenger and a three passenger version and these are often referred to as Triton 1100/2 and Triton 1100/3 respectively. Number of passengers include the captain of the submarine.

Like all Tritons, the interior of the passenger compartment remains at surface pressure irrespective of diving depth, so the occupants experience no pressure changes. Dive for 20 minutes, or dive for eight hours, it’s totally up to you; but you’ll be comfortable knowing you have 96 hours of emergency life support on board.

Each Triton comes extremely well equipped and a significant suite of optional equipment is available to adapt your Triton to marine science research, treasure hunting, undersea videography, etc. And we’ll provision your yacht with an appropriate set of spare parts and set-up the support equipment for flawless operation.

Each Triton Submarine comes with an unsurpassed pilot/ maintenance training program using the world’s only deep submersible pilot simulator and our 24/7 customer support will have you feeling supremely confident in your ability to safely operate and maintain your Triton. Truly, having a Triton on board is much simpler than you might think. And, providing remarkable, unique and educational journeys to the deep ocean will make you a hero with your family and guests.

Here’s a little video from Komo 4 News from days of sea trials

 

Triton 1000 in Bahamas

Image of a Triton 1000/2

 

 

 

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The Triton 3300

The Triton 3300This Triton offers you an unprecedented opportunity to show friends and family the ocean world.

Dive on wrecks, both ancient and contemporary, explore the myriad strange denizens of the Stygian deep or laugh in wonder at the antics of the brilliant fish that inhabit the tropical coral reef.

A magic world awaits you, if you have the resources and spirit of adventure to embrace it.

The Triton 3300 will take you to depths of up to 3300 feet or approximately 1000 meters in climate controlled comfort, safety and as always atmospheric pressure.

 

Do you charter your yacht?

The charter market is very competitive.

Yet, there is no better way to increase market differentiation than putting a Triton aboard. You will immediately be able to offer something that none of your competitors have – the opportunity to explore the ocean depths.

Let us help you improve your bottom line and get your Triton submarine to pay for itself.

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The Triton 36000

The Triton 36000Management at Triton Submarines has taken its collective 330+ years of civil submarine experience and its successful Triton deep submersible platform and joined forces with Rayotek Scientific, the world leader in high pressure glass fabrication, to produce a design for a full ocean depth-capable multipassenger sub that will revolutionize man’s relationship with the deep ocean.

The vertical configuration of the Triton 36,000/3 allows for a high rate of descent and ascent. The deepest spot in the ocean at 35,800 feet can be reached in approximately two hours. Designed as a relatively light-weight vehicle with a minimum deck footprint, the Triton 36,000/3 is intended for extreme marine tourism as well as scientific and commercial work. The Triton requires minimal support equipment and personnel.

The deep ocean is no place for compromise and no other group in the world today could design an extreme depth multi-passenger submersible like the Triton 36,000/3. At the bottom of the ocean in the Challenger Deep the pressure is 16,000 pounds per square inch.

The passenger compartment is under an enormous 170,000 tons of hydrostatic force from the weight of nearly seven miles of ocean depth. Yet the properties of the high pressure glass actually allow it to get stronger under compressive load when no metallic interface exists. For the first time in history an extreme depth submersible has a completely transparent passenger compartment that allows uninterrupted viewing. In comparison, the handful of subs that dive to 25,000 feet or less have massive steel or titanium passenger compartments and cost five times more than our 36,000/3 for about two-thirds the depth capability.

Triton 36000 Submarine

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The Triton 36000/3 F.O.D.

The deep ocean is no place for compromise and no other group in the world today could design an extreme depth multi-passenger submersible like the Triton 36,000/3. At the bottom of the ocean in the Challenger Deep the pressure is 16,000 pounds per square inch.

The passenger compartment is under an enormous 170,000 tons of hydrostatic force from the weight of nearly seven miles of ocean depth. Yet the properties of the high pressure glass actually allow it to get stronger under compressive load when no metallic interface exists. For the first time in history an extreme depth submersible has a completely transparent passenger compartment that allows uninterrupted viewing. In comparison, the handful of subs that dive to 25,000 feet or less have massive steel or titanium passenger compartments and cost five times more than our 36,000/3 for about two-thirds the depth capability.

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The vertical configuration of the Triton 36,000/3 allows for a high rate of descent and ascent. The deepest spot in the ocean at 35,800 feet can be reached in approximately two hours.

Its pressure hull utilizes Rayotek’s patented manufacturing process and proprietary technologies to produce a sphere of high-strength specialty glass. Glass has been successfully used in deep submergence for over 40 years and Benthos glass spheres are rated for almost 30,000 feet (9,000 meters).

Rayotek’s proprietary technology is capable of overcoming previous manufacturing limitations and producing perfect spheres of sufficient diameter to accommodate three occupants. By incorporating no metallic or through hull penetrations in the pressure boundary the design takes advantage of the fact that up to a very high limit, glass becomes stronger with greater compression.

All life support is internal to the pressure hull and control and monitoring functions are carried out by fiber optic systems that transmit light through the glass hull. The glass is protected from point impact by internal and external acrylic sheaths.

Designed as a relatively light-weight vehicle with a minimum deck footprint, the Triton 36,000/3 is intended for extreme marine tourism as well as scientific and commercial work.

The Triton requires minimal support equipment and personnel.

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The Triton 36,000/3 will be the world’s deepest diving multi-passenger submersible and can be delivered in 18 months at a fraction of the cost of previous conventional deep submersibles.

 

Again learn about the other Triton models:

Triton 1000

Triton 3300

Triton 36000

 

To learn more, please inquire further

A Brownie’s sales associate can assist you or you may click on the Triton brochure for more information.