"It's not 007 – but this craft is on a mission to thrill. It looks like something out of a James Bond movie. But this unusual vessel isn't the latest gadget out of Q's secret workshop, it's a half-submersible boat which lets people view the wonders of the sea. And the people behind the futuristic water craft are using a once-secret marine technology site in Gosport to test it."
Super Yacht Times
"The MSV Explorer adds a whole new dimension to the world of marine leisure and soft adventure. It enables families and friends to explore the underwater environment together in a quiet and non-intrusive vessel that is electrically propelled to reduce its impact on marine ecosystems. No special qualifications are required to drive the highly manoeuvrable MSV Explorer which can be easily controlled by single or dual joystick, or remotely controlled from the launch and recovery catamaran."
"This unique new system, designed by British inventor Chris Garner, adds a new dimension to the world of marine leisure and soft adventure. No specialist dive training is required to use the MSV Explorer which offers a clear, unobstructed and comfortable view of the undersea environment. It can be rapidly deployed thanks to the SP02 catamaran which offers long range, shallow draft, high speed and comfortable seating for 12 passengers plus crew with space for additional scientific, broadcast or leisure equipment on board."
"Exploring and enjoying the underwater marine life requires professional quality equipment or else the whole expedition might turn out to be an unpleasant experience. If you are one of those who adore the blue world beneath the sea water surface then the MSV Explorer Sub-surface is the right thing for you."
"The Explorer is designed to offer an “unobstructed and comfortable view of the undersea environment” and can have four people on board at a time. The yacht can hit seas quite quickly, thanks to the SP02 catamaran that can hold as many as 12 passengers apart from the crew, and also lets you carry “scientific, broadcast or leisure equipment” along. "
"The MSV Explorer’s uses, commercially and leisurely, coupled with its ease of use makes it very appealing. It is steered with a joystick. Chris Garner is the designer of the MSV Explorer and the SP02 support vessel."
"We have another revolutionary new submersible by British inventor Chris Garner that also adopts the upside down design, but with a difference. The MSV Explorer sub-surface viewing craft is intended to be used with a 13-metre lifting catamaran for launch and recovery. The self-propelled, sub-surface viewing pod offers a clear and unobstructed view of the undersea environment in an acrylic cockpit."
"The MSV Explorer is a personal, electric submersible for people who love the ocean but don’t like to get their feet wet. It has a 7.5 hour operating time and is highly manoeuvrable with a single or dual joystick. Launching the Explorer is easy with the MSV SP02 catamaran."
"The MSV Explorer was designed by British inventor Chris Garner. He wanted to create an undersea vehicle which required no special training or special equipment and which was inherently safe. The MSV Explorer can either be controlled by a joystick within the underwater cockpit or via remote control from an operator on the catamaran."