Seabreacher: The Ultimate Diving Machine (Videos)
The main wings have to be held down during a dive and work like airplane wings in reverse, offsetting the buoyancy of the craft and holding it underwater. Different variations of the controls at different times result in the varied maneuvers we can perform.
All models are approved for recreational use and sale by the US Coast Guard, and can be registered as a conventional inboard powerboat in most countries. Please note, theSeabreacher is not considered a submarine.
The Seabreacher is only meant to dive just beneath the surface for brief durations. You typically do not go lower than 5-6 feet, and it will also depend on your level of experience as a pilot. Most people are under for about 5-10 seconds at a time, and almost always have a portion of the snorkel above the waterline. More experienced drivers can stay underwater for up to 1 minute before launching through the surface. You also need to consider the snorkel/dorsal fin, which is your air intake for the engine. Diving below snorkel depth will only cause the engine to stall, and then the boat will always pop back to the surface. Unlike typical submersibles, the Seabreacher is always clearly visible when performing dives – similar to certain jet skis operators who are able to force the ski underwater. You will still see the large wake behind the boat, in addition to still hearing it. We strongly recommend that our customers utilize a chase boat with radio communication between the Seabreacher and that chase boat.
The Seabreacher is positively buoyant, and has been engineered to always self-right. Imagine if you have a cylinder and you add metal weight to the bottom of the inside it and lightweight foam to the top of the inside. Even if that cylinder fills with water, the heavier part of the cylinder will always rotate towards the bottom and the lighter floatation part of the cylinder will always float to the top. This is how the Seabreacher self-rights. Early model stand up jet-skis used to do the same thing, but as they got bigger and much wider they could no longer self-right and would stay inverted. Because of the cylindrical shape of the Seabreacher it was relatively easy to make the vessel self-right. The heavy wings and engine weight are all located low in the vessel and therefore gravity pulls them over to its right side up.