A Five Ton Crane Arts Group collaboration

The Nautilus (2011) is an artistic experiment and collaborative creation of Christopher Bently, Sean Orlando and the Five Ton Crane Arts Group. With exquisitely detailed interior and exterior features, The Nautilus is an immersive and interactive sculptural interpretation of the Nautilus submarine from Jules Verne’s Twenty Thousand Leagues Under the Sea.


Dimensions: 25′ x 8′ x 15′

12,000 pounds

Top speed of 13 mph

Base vehicle: 2005 Eagle TT8 diesel AWD airport tow tractor

The Nautilus comes fully equipped with:

Harpoon gun water cannon (13 gallons per minute)

Hydraulic drive controls

GPS navigation

Pro-audio sound system

Smartphone interface controls

Programmable LED lighting system


Specimen lab

Navigation room

Night vision periscope

Poop deck with custom shade canopy

Black powder cannons


Five Ton Crane Arts Group/The Nautilus

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