Submarine Business for Sale in Lanzarote & Tenerife
Introduction to the business of
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.
While this operation is, indeed, extraordinarily successful, it suffices to illustrate the profit potential of a tourist submarine operating business.
Across the globe, interest in the underwater world is growing rapidly. Today, travel tourism is the world's largest single employer representing 6% of the world's population and an annual turnover of two trillion dollars. 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. And after having carried millions of passengers, the industry enjoys a perfect safety record without a single serious injury to any passenger.
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.
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Lanzarote & Tenerife
Two submarines businesses in two top locations, sold either jointly or individually.
This is a fantastic opportunity to acquire a very successful submarine business in Lanzarote and Tenerife. having both unique infrastructure at the beautiful marinas of Puerto Calero, Lanzarote. and Marina San Miguel, Tenerife.
If you wish to purchase a submarine and have them shipped to another country, we can offer that service and complete training will be given to you and your staff.
With more than 30,000 dives and over 1 million happy visitors, these submarines are one of the islands’ top attractions. The main success factors of these businesses are the very efficiently built infrastructures (berths, tourist reception areas, gift shops etc.) and – of course – the near perfect climates of Lanzarote and Tenerife, allowing all year round dives.
The company was first established in Lanzarote in the summer of 1997. It was the first and only real diving submarine on the island. which brought a new and top tourist attraction to this wonderful island, and to the beautiful marina of Puerto Calero.
The company continuously improved its approach and operating model and evolved to one of the most successful examples in its kind. This success resulted into the expansion of the company in 2007: a new submarine (‘Sub Fun Cinco’) was introduced on the island of Tenerife, enabling Submarine Safaris to reach a larger market (Tenerife is a top tourist location since many decades).
The business has a successful proven track record of continued financial growth and is looking to achieve a 20% increase this year.
These businesses are being offered for sale due to the owners retirement.
Submarine – Lanzarote
The business location is situated in the Puerto Calero, Lanzarote, Canary Islands, Spain. This is the only submarine business on the island and is one of the top tourist attractions. The island has over 345 days of sunshine a year and has around 340 days of operational dives a year.
Lanzarote submarine business consists of:
1 WSub3 submarine
1 Surface support boat
1 Commercial berth
Premises/Shop of 140, sq mts
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Submarine - Tenerife
The business is located in the Marina San Miguel resort, Tenerife, Canary Islands, Spain. The island has over 330 days of sunshine a year and has around 330 days of operational dives a year.
The submarines: proven technology
The submarine WSub 3, 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 cabin is spacious and is maintained at normal atmospheric conditions, so pregnant women, heart patients and persons with hearing problems will not be affected in any way.
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
Separate Submarine for sale
There is a separate submarine that is being totally refurbished and will be ready for use in the next coming months. The W48 model is currently undergoing a full refit and will be fully dive-ready for late 2014. The submarine is available for inspection and survey by prospective buyers.
This vessel has a very reliable operations record and has been built to meet stringent requirements for operations by Det Norske Veritas (DNV)
More detailed technical information and price available upon request.
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