MSubs S201: 2006
photo courtesy of Gill Moorhouse
This project for an American client commenced by Marlin Engineering in 2005 and then completed as MSubs Ltd in 2007. It was commissioned as a high speed 2-man vehicle powered by a lithium battery as part of a US government requirement. Like Alicia, the steel hull was made by Metalcraft in Cambridgeshire. The GRP shell was made mostly by Polypressions. The vehicle was built in around a year by a team of 6 engineers with the customer occasionally ‘helping'.
After the contract with the US government was complete, the vehicle was brought back to the UK and has since been converted to an unmanned vehicle.