This is a fantastic opportunity to purchase this W3 44 passeneger submarine or to aquire the complete business, situated in the beautiful marina of San Miguel, Tenerife. This tourist submarine is one of the islands top attractions, with no other competion on the island of Tenerife.
The WSub3 tourist submarine, is the world's most sophisticated hi-tech tourist submarine. It has a passenger count of 44 plus 3 crew members and is built to a very high specification and designed for safety and total comfort.
The submarine is about to undergo a refit for a new classification for 2016, including a complete new set of windows and will include all spares and support equipment - chargers and compressor. The submarine is dive-ready and is available for inspection. Rare opportunity to own this large productive vehicle.
This is an exceptional condition throughout. this vessel has a very reliable operations record and has been built to meet stringent requirements for operations by GL/DNV.
Available for inspection and fully dive-ready and in GL class. Viewing is essentiual to see the quality and finish of this submarine
The Tenerife Success
The operation is building up at a steady pace. The company and the excursion is gaining more exposure and with time we will see these numbers increase. This success has resulted, in continuous year on year expansion of the company. The business has a successful proven track record of continued financial growth. In 2014 Tenerife took 42,000 passengers, which was 7% up from 2013. This year they are already up in the first quarter of 2015 by 8%, when compared with 2014..
The main success factors of this business is the very efficiently built infrastructures (berths, tourist reception areas, gift shops etc.) and of course the near perfect climates of Tenerife, allowing all year round dives. The company was first established in Tenerife in the summer of 2007 and has no other competition on the island. The island has over 330 days of sunshine a year and has a minimum of 330 days of operational dives a year.
Our reception centre has its own Terrace cafe with great views looking towards Mount Teide You will also find a shopping area where you can purchase all your souvenirs from your dive, plus much more. In the Marina there are a number of other activities such as a diving club, fishing etc.
Our submarines are designed to be 100% environmentally friendly. The submarine are powered by batteries, and we have no oils or pollutants onboard, which could either harm the marine life, or their habitat. We operate our own free bus service from all the major resorts on the island, including the North of Tenerife, to bring you down to Marina San Miguel..
This business is being offered for sale due to the owners retirement.
Tenerife submarine business consists of:
• 1 WSub3 submarine
• 2 Surface support boat
• Commercial offices
• 1 Shop
• 1 Berth
• The submarines were designed and built in Finland
• They are 18.5 m long, 4 m wide and 6.5 m high
• Total weight in air is 106 tons
• Maximum operating depth is 60 m
• Capacity: 44 passengers + crew
• 22 large viewports (800mm diameter), 11 on each side
• 2 very large viewports (each end): 1600mm diameter
• Propulsion: 6 x 15 k/Watts electrical motors
• Safety features: All systems are duplicated for extra safety
Introduction into the submarine tourist industry:
In any location at which a passenger submarine operates, it is notably unique in its ability to capture a significant portion of the tourist arrivals. In some island locations, over 25% of incoming tourists will enjoy the submarine experience before they depart. The Canary Islands have perfect weather conditions for this industry, with clear waters and over 330 day of sunshine a year make this the perfect location for non stop diving.
While this operation is, indeed, extraordinarily successful, it suffices to illustrate the profit potential of a tourist submarine operating business. This tourist submarine model, has the ability to do 9 dives or more a day, with 44 passengers each dive, at around €55 per person, does not take to much working out that this can amount to over €22,000 a day operation.
The marine leisure sector is the fastest growing segment of the travel industry, as is evidenced by the success and growth of public and private aquariums and marine parks, the cruise ship industry, seaside destination resorts, harbor and dinner cruises and sport diving.
Tourist submarines constitute the only direct experience that most people will have with the undersea world. Passengers of any age and physical condition can enjoy a comfortable and safe experience that is so unique it boasts a 95+% satisfaction level.
Tourist submarines also promote environmental stewardship, for only in seeing and appreciating marine life in its natural setting can people be effectively motivated to act to protect the marine environment. And tourist submarines themselves are entirely non-polluting, with battery powered electric thrusters that emit no hydrocarbons or other effluents. The submarines operate at low speeds, and are extraordinarily maneuverable so that they never come in contact with coral reefs or marine life. In fact, these vehicles are routinely approved to operate in the most ecologically sensitive marine parks and preserves.
The owners who are looking to retire in the near future will give full training to the new buyers to make sure there is a full understanding of the business to carry on the success and growth that this tourist submaine business has achieved.