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Triton’s New Submarines

Triton's new yacht-friendly submersibles can fit up to nine passengers.

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The Triton 660/9 AVA can take eight passengers and a pilot to depths of more than 2,100 feet below sea level. Courtesy Triton Submarines

The folks at Triton Submersibles say they decided to “throw out the rule book and no longer be bound by the constraints of traditional geometries.” The result: the Triton 660/9 and 660/7 AVA models, which can take nine or seven passengers, respectively, to a depth of 660 meters (or about 2,165 feet) in a flexible layout that allows everyone to see the same thing at the same time.

“Unlike in the previous generation of dual-hulled subs, where the pilot sits in the center with only a tiny viewport to look through, the AVA’s pilot has full visibility and sits in the center of the passengers, allowing everyone on board to see the same thing,” according to Triton. “This allows the pilot to curate the dive and act as a guide as well, narrating the experience for those on board.”

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Seating shown here is one option. These subs can also be set up as casinos, dining rooms and more. Courtesy Triton Submarines

Three of these AVA subs had already been sold by press time, with one headed to a cruise ship, one bound for a resort and one destined for a private yacht. There’s no word yet on how the owners plan to configure the interiors, but creative thinking is likely to produce ideas that are new to us all.

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Ready For A Party: Interior Features

The Triton 660/9 and 660/7 AVA models have interiors that can be configured in lots of different ways—and then reconfigured for other purposes in between each dive. Features that can be incorporated include integrated lighting, a high-fidelity surround sound system and air conditioning. As a result, guests can use the subs for anything from traditional undersea exploration to hosting dates or parties in a fish-filled environment.

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