Platypus trimaran de plongée sous-marine à moteur par VPLP
© Platypus Craft

Platypus

Aimed at the underwater diving market, this boat was developed in collaboration with the Platypus company which recently launched a prototype. The trimaran’s centre console is designed for two people and can be submerged two metres below the water’s surface. A breathing system using masks and a compressor enables the divers to spend up to ninety minutes below the waves without recourse to oxygen bottles.

Bateau de plongée Platypus Craft VPLP design
© Platypus Craft

In collaboration with CDO Innov, VPLP has designed a longer (6.8 m) production model built in carbon fibre which can carry up to five passengers, including four on the centre console.

Bateau de plongée Platypus
© Platypus Craft

With the console underwater, the boat can travel at 3 knots and provide, through an umbilical system connected to a compressor, breathing air for up to four hours.

Bateau de plongée sous-marine Platypus Craft
© Platypus Craft

The vessel features two engines (25–60 HP) and two very narrow floats which allow her to cut cleanly through the waves, thus providing greater stability in the swell.

Launched

2017

Category

series

Architect

VPLP Design

Builder

CDO innov

Materials

glass

Length

6,8 m

Beam

2,38 m

Draft

0,37 m/2,22 m

Air Draft

Propulsion

motor

Sail Area