What would a website called Build Big Ships be without a post about . . .

Big Ships???!!!

So, let me introduce one of my favorite inspirations and the first thing on my wishlist after I make my first billion or two.

Presenting the Phoenix 1000 Personal Luxury Submarine!

sleek, silver 213 feet long Phoenix 1000 personal luxury submarine

sleek, silver 213 feet long Phoenix 1000 personal luxury submarine

This 213 feet (65 M) long, 28 feet wide (8 M) craft, configured with all the sumptuous amenities of a fine estate house, can cruise through either elements of the ocean, both above and below the waves. On the surface it is a shiny, silver motor yacht, running at a brisk 18 KMH (nautical miles per hour). Or, it can sink below the surface, treating is passengers to spectacular views as it explores the wondrous boundaries of the oceans.

Imagine motoring along the Hawaiian Islands and seeing a pod of whales frolicking in the waves. The Phoenix submerges just beneath the surface, and from the comfort of your supple leather lounge chairs, you gaze out through the 6 foot diameter, panoramic, viewports at these magnificent creatures, as they swim and play in their natural environment.

Phoenix 1000 viewing lounge

Phoenix 1000 viewing lounge

Or, let’s say you are gliding along the Caribbean Sea, visiting one of the 7000+ sunny, exotic islands that dot the region. As the week saunters by, the sky gets darker and mistier, and the seas start convulsing with heavier and heavier swells as a hurricane barrels down upon the region. Aboard the Phoenix, passengers ride out the tempest in tranquility, as the ship cruises silently, 100 fathoms below the waves.

For a more daring scenario, picture yourself through cruising through the Strait of Malacca near Indonesia. All of sudden, your radar alerts you to several small blips heading straight for you at a high rate of speed! Pirates! These waters are notorious with them! The pirates rove the seas in small, swift speedboats. At over 35 KMH, these light, agile crafts are over twice as fast as the Phoenix. The pirates are heavily armed with machine guns, grenades and even an anti-armor self propelled grenade launcher.

They eye the Phoenix through their binoculars, intent on capturing this flush and easy prey. They swiftly close in on her, but are puzzled: somehow, the Phoenix appears to be getting smaller. They convene at the spot that the Phoenix was last sighted, but the yacht has vanished: nothing greets the pirates but empty, open water.

500 feet below them, you cruise safely away, on your journey.

Phoenix 1000 Cruising silently beneath the waves

Phoenix 1000 Cruising silently beneath the waves

Phoenix 1000 Personal Luxury Anti-Pirate/Anti-Hurricane vehicle, priced at approximately $78 million by US Submarines

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