The opportunity to own a mini-submarine

Y.Co’s Yellow Submarine holds five people and can dive to up to 160m

Inside Y.Co’s Yellow Submarine
Inside Y.Co’s Yellow Submarine | Image: Malcolm Birkett and Pixie Agency Ltd.

Given that more than two-thirds of the earth’s surface is ocean, there’s a lot left for humankind to explore – especially a few leagues down. To this end, yacht brokers Y.CO ( have an intriguing proposition: a rare opportunity to own a military-grade mini-submarine. It’s called, natch, Yellow Submarine (price on request), and is designed to operate in conjunction with a yacht for launch and recovery excursions that can last up to eight hours, descending to a depth of 160m. With room for five people on board and all-electric functioning, it’s worth a look by anyone who fancies splicing a few Life Aquatic-style scenes into their castaway fantasy, whether that takes them below surface in the Celebes, the Tyrrhenian or beyond.

Underwater adventurers will be further enthralled by James Henderson’s account of cave diving in Mexico and by 1950s-inspired diving watchesfor which no ocean is too deep.


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