NPR logo

3-Seat, Mini-Sub Offers Underwater View

  • Download
  • <iframe src="https://www.npr.org/player/embed/141495505/141495547" width="100%" height="290" frameborder="0" scrolling="no" title="NPR embedded audio player">
  • Transcript
3-Seat, Mini-Sub Offers Underwater View

Business

3-Seat, Mini-Sub Offers Underwater View

3-Seat, Mini-Sub Offers Underwater View

  • Download
  • <iframe src="https://www.npr.org/player/embed/141495505/141495547" width="100%" height="290" frameborder="0" scrolling="no" title="NPR embedded audio player">
  • Transcript

In Florida this month, wealthy daredevils can check out a hot new accessory for their yachts: a three-seat submarine. In the past, some small submersibles have been used by drug smugglers. But the submarine on display at the Fort Lauderdale International Boat Show, is aimed at millionaires and billionaires who want to explore the ocean's depths.

RENEE MONTAGNE, HOST:

And our last word in business: underwater and over the top. In Florida later this month, wealthy daredevils can check out a hot new accessory for their yachts: a three-feet submarine. Some small submersibles have been used by drug smugglers, but the submarine on display at the Fort Lauderdale International Boat Show is aimed at millionaires and billionaires who want to explore the oceans' depths and are will to spend $3 million to do it. The pricey mini-sub can plunge to more than 3,000 feet and has a clear bubble-like top so that passengers can have 180 degrees views of their underwater cruise. And that's the business news on MORNING EDITION from NPR News. I'm Renee Montagne.

ARI SHAPIRO, HOST:

And I'm Ari Shapiro.

Copyright © 2011 NPR. All rights reserved. Visit our website terms of use and permissions pages at www.npr.org for further information.

NPR transcripts are created on a rush deadline by Verb8tm, Inc., an NPR contractor, and produced using a proprietary transcription process developed with NPR. This text may not be in its final form and may be updated or revised in the future. Accuracy and availability may vary. The authoritative record of NPR’s programming is the audio record.

Comments

 

Please keep your community civil. All comments must follow the NPR.org Community rules and terms of use, and will be moderated prior to posting. NPR reserves the right to use the comments we receive, in whole or in part, and to use the commenter's name and location, in any medium. See also the Terms of Use, Privacy Policy and Community FAQ.