access top hatch
ft / 76 m - 1200 ft / 365 m
knots (surface) / 3.7 knots (sub)
lbs / 11,793 kgs
The Marion Hyper-Sub is a submersible vehicle which also has
the ability to run on the surface at impressive speeds. Powerful,
versatile and cost-efficient, the Hyper-Sub is billed as "...
the worlds first true general-purpose submarine. Operating
as a self-sufficient powerboat on the surface, and as a robust
submarine under the surface, the Hyper-Sub opens the door to
undersea exploration in a way that has never been available
The Marion Hyper-Sub will be available in three different versions,
catering to all requirements. The HS-250 Sport is designed with
individual owners and charter operators in mind for recreational
and tourism use. It is able to dive to a depth of 250 ft (76m)
and run on the surface at 40 knots. The other two models are
intended for more demanding uses. The HS-600 has a maximum dive
depth of 600 ft (182 m) and is intended for industrial, salvage,
or government operations. The HS-1200 is configured for users
requiring deeper dive applications, up to 1200 ft (365 m). All
three version of the Hyper-Sub can be customized to suit the
individual needs of the buyer.
The Marion Hyper-Sub benefits from a design which allows for
safe, comfortable and versatile use. The pressurized passenger
compartment is accessed through a top hatch which is four feet
above water level reducing the chance of the craft being swamped
in rough weather. With the hatch closed in a storm, the Hyper-Sub
is actually safer than a boat. It can even right itself if inverted.
And the compartmentalized ballast system has such a high lifting
capacity that the Hyper-Sub can suffer a 12 ton loss of buoyancy
before losing its ability to surface.
Marion Hyper-Sub is a Florida company formed in 2005. The company
is headed by the company founder and inventor of the Hyper-Sub,
Reynolds Marion .Currently
the company is testing and developing the Hyper-Sub using the
prototype vehicle named 'Fathom'.