DeepFlight Dragon Personal Submarine To Be Launched At Monaco Yacht Show 2015

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New Class of Submarine that Offers Safety of Positive Buoyancy and the Fun of Piloting Your Own Craft

DeepFlight Dragon

The big leap forward with the DeepFlight Dragon, is its ease of operation. Whether you are a superyacht owner or a resort guest, there is no need for a specially trained pilot. After all, you don't have the keys to your Ferrari over to a chauffeur.

DeepFlight announced today that it will officially launch its sixth generation personal submarine, the Dragon, at the Monaco Yacht Show September 23-27, 2015. The Dragon is designed for easy use from yacht or shore base, and is the only personal submarine that is so intuitive to use that individuals can safely pilot the craft without needing lengthy training.

DeepFlight designs and builds an entirely new class of personal submarines that offers the inherent safety of positive buoyancy and automatically float back to the surface. The two-person Dragon is the most compact and lightweight submarine on the market, readily fitting into existing superyacht garages or deck areas and launching as easily as a tender. For shore-based operations, the Dragon launches from beaches or boat ramps. Maintenance is minimal and can be easily carried out by existing crew.

The all-electric Dragon is the only personal submarine that has enough power to rely solely on vertical thrust to dive, eliminating the complexity of the ballast systems that all competing submersibles use to get heavy and sink to depth. Moreover, the Dragon’s battery management system allows for up to six hours of diving on one charge. The Dragon is also equipped with the DeepFlight Dive Manager, a proprietary system that monitors and manages critical dive functions, allowing the operator to set depth and other limits.

Graham Hawkes, Founder and Chief Technology Officer of DeepFlight stated, "The big leap forward with our newest model, the Dragon, is its ease of operation. Whether you are a superyacht owner or a resort guest, there is no need for a specially trained pilot. You can take the controls and explore under the waves. After all, you don’t hand the keys to your Ferrari over to your chauffeur!"

Adam Wright, President of DeepFlight added, "Over the past five years, we have transitioned the company to address the growing market for personal submarines. DeepFlight has removed all of the barriers to owning and operating a personal submarine, and DeepFlight craft are already in use on superyachts and at resorts and marinas around the world. We believe the Dragon, our newest model that will be officially launched at the 2015 Monaco Yacht Show, is a game changer in opening the oceans for undersea recreation."

DeepFlight was founded in 1996 by world-renowned engineer, Graham Hawkes, with the goal of innovating underwater craft to open human access to the oceans. The Company has made significant technological breakthroughs, including creating the only positively- buoyant personal submarines and applying the principles of flight underwater. In 2012, the company transitioned from a research and development firm to focus on commercializing its series of advanced personal submarines for the private ownership and recreational markets, including superyachts and tourism.

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DeepFlight Dragon General Specifications:

LxWxH: 5.0m x 1.9m x 1.1m (16.5ft x 6.3 ft x 3.7 ft)
Operating Depth: 120 m (400 ft)
Crew: 2
Payload: 230 kg (507 lbs)
Air Weight: 1800 kg (3968 lbs)
Flight Capabilities: Flight and Hover

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