Project Description

The Nautilus Submarine Art Car


Commissioned by Christopher Bently
Lead Artist: Sean Orlando
Operations/ Electrical: David Shulman
Design Engineering: Greg Jones
Interior Design: Bree Hylkema

The Nautilus project is an artistic experiment and collaboration between Christopher Bently, Sean Orlando and the Five Ton Crane Arts Group.

The Nautilus is a land-based submarine art car weighing in at 11,000 pounds (dry) with a top speed of 13 mph.
The base vehicle is a 2005 Eagle TT8 diesel AWD airport tow tractor, designed to tow 90,000 lbs airplanes.

Dimensions: 25′ long, 100″ wide, 11′6″ tall

The Nautilus comes fully equipped with:

  • Harpoon gun water cannon (13 gallons per minute)
  • Hydraulic drive controls
  • GPS navigation
  • Pro-audio
  • ipad/ ipod/ iphone interface controls
  • LED RGB programmable lighting system
  • Library
  • Specimen lab
  • Navigation room
  • Night vision periscope
  • Poop deck with custom shade canopy
  • Air conditioning

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