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Bruce Jones on finding success after focusing on yacht-based submarines
- Duration 8:31
- Date Oct 18, 2012
Bruce Jones on finding success after focusing on yacht-based submarines
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If you are thinking a little bit in advance about why do you want to get your husband or your great loved ones.
For Christmas and you've already gotten everything you possibly can -- -- -- sports stories of Missouri got the and it's hurting the horrors once collapse.
Well how about -- marine.
How about eight trident submarine and we've got this CEO and founder and we have Brian Jones he's -- C allied Triton.
Subs now tell us about they absolute latest story right against your own personal -- they put on the back here yeah what are trends -- OK well we -- we -- five different models the submarine to you can have one that seats to people or one that seats three people.
And they either died 2000 feet or 3300.
-- if you want the absolute ultimate toy we have one -- -- to 35800.
Feet the deepest bought the ocean.
Challenger Deep that'll only set you back about seventy million dollars and that's the so that we're gonna put into production next year.
But you can buy -- two or three passenger.
Trident -- from between two million or three million dollars is is the maximum price point.
Okay members and how you make these submarines.
Well it's a fairly complicated process you know we start with a trance parent.
Pressure all that's a spherical compartment that'll give you 360 degree view.
And then we you know fiberglass.
-- -- and we've got ballast tanks of life support systems and thrusters and sophisticated electronics and control navigation and underwater telephones and there's a lot that goes into one of these -- it takes quite a while takes about a year to build one.
Photo -- too many of them but we build them for large yacht owners and for marine science research institutions and they tend to be a tremendous way to see things under water because.
It's perfectly comfortable it's one atmosphere surface pressure.
Irrespective of diving depth than he can sit back and sip a glass of champagne and drive around the coral -- and -- have a great time.
He in order to Bruce Jones is -- CEO of trident subs and ushered -- in -- and he is a good idea of your hands are at the whale of this submarine and air defense moving.
Ocean their deep and they Russian let me ask you do you -- how do you get.
Once you guys are severing what do you need to you have to launch -- does that launched from the land you have to have a yacht.
What else do you need besides the summer and.
Well most of our clients have large yachts and so they have a listing system on the war on the -- that'll launch and recover the -- Otherwise he needs a battery chargers because these subs -- battery powered.
And completely non polluting and environmentally.
So you put it over the side you get inside you -- you can -- for up to about twelve hours if you like but you know typically die would be an hour too long.
Come back to the surface retrieve the submarine and then you charge the batteries and you charge up the high pressure banks on the sub.
And replace some of the off oxygen class for life support.
So doesn't take too long there's a lot of maintenance involved and really operating the submarine is pretty simple you have digital proportional joystick control and touch screen monitors.
So it's it's really quite a fun experience.
How how many days you plan to make.
Well we've been building different types of submarines for almost twenty years with the parent company US submarines.
Trident submarines is a relatively new company it's only for five years old.
But we -- a few of these every year and business is really picking up.
You know we're expanding the product line we're expanding our staff so you know we we anticipate a pretty bright future for the company.
There -- -- Bruce Johnson C -- -- -- you mentioned that these are also used and and exploration and -- and not just as up as a pleasure vehicle but they're actually used in research.
What kinds of institutions.
Will use these -- Well.
Marine science research institutions.
And there are a number of -- worldwide in the United States whose Woods Hole -- scripts.
And Harbor Branch Oceanographic Institution.
Over in foreign countries of Japan has a very sophisticated did research center I called -- -- So you know places like this or are interested and we also have.
Clients that will charter their submarines to marine scientists.
We just finished a major expedition.
In in Japan for instance with a couple of submarines.
Were we also have a charter company that that.
Charters yachts and summaries for clients and we're just about to put a couple of submarines on -- yacht.
It's getting you down to Antarctica for a charter for for two weeks.
And so how does somebody.
If they wanna get in touch with you and go on one of these expeditions -- -- against him.
Just the website trident subs dot com we'll find us.
And you know we can both charters are -- you know people are welcome to come by and take a look at the facility we have the world's only.
Luxury submarines simulator so we actually trained people in the simulator they can get in and and see what it's like -- So pilot a submarine underwater without ever going out to see.
I'm implying he's the -- she's been doing this for 25 years and we were you in the navy before this is a submariner hatching get this final work.
You know it's a little bit of an unusual story my parents were both civil engineers in the heavy marine construction business so I grew up on offshore drilling rigs.
In the South China Sea in the Persian gulf and from the time I was just a little kid I was fascinated with submarines I learned to dive and -- was about nine years old and and and when I went to high school -- went to boarding school and I.
Would write letters to Jacques Cousteau so in the end you know I'm just a big kid living his dream.
Well I could tell -- -- yeah a lot of small businesses and if you listen to presidential debates they talked about.
In -- restaurants.
Have never heard of anybody having a small business.
That's quite different years or unique as -- so what kind of thing.
You will you be doing next now that you've got submarines for yachts is there anything next.
Yet you know actually there is we have been building big luxury submarines for a number of years.
But there -- a couple of other companies in the group were building the world's first undersea resort and Fiji right now.
And we also have a new line of sea floor Holmes called the H two -- home.
And so you know we're looking forward to building some of these where people can actually have a home on the sea floor on -- coral reef in some tropical place.
At this sounds like Star Wars.
-- think you know what a great things about the technology that we have developed here at fox news live is that our viewers are watching me talk to you and they're sending -- questions to ask you so we've got one from the original Merlin says.
-- submarines being used for drug smuggling could cherish use them.
And -- have you thought about the national security implications of these sudden these trident subs getting into the wrong hands.
You know submarine like -- Triton is gonna go a maximum of sort of three knots under water.
They don't have any kind of a payload capacity outside of scientific instruments and the people that -- put in them.
And they're very obvious you know when they come to the surface we get calls from from from the Coast Guard all the time.
And people saying I saw both sinker with a Desalvo come up.
So really a -- would be a very poor choice to do anything like that.
Okay what we've been talking Tennessee ally of trident subs.
And he's a guy who is going to this is the gift for the family and the man who has everything security have a course.
And you've already got the what you really need he don't -- -- jet ski here really -- your -- Small.
Frightened severing thank you so much for joining us and -- is all about.
OK well thank you appreciate the opportunity to be it's a great pleasure and where are gonna come down inside happened -- on.
Anywhere -- I want that we definitely want to have a look see.
Thanks so much you're welcome -- -- okay.