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Swede’s homemade submarine sells for USD 98,500

The submarine, named Isabelle, was completed in 2007 and then displayed around the country.

By: Press Trust of India | London |
September 21, 2014 4:48:44 pm

A submarine built from scratch by a Swedish man using his “common sense” and constructed over the course of two years has sold for a whopping USD 98,500 in an online auction.

Eric Westerberg, 33, from Robertsfors in northern Sweden, spent over 3,500 hours to build the six metre long submarine, which weighs 8500 kg.

The submarine, named Isabelle, was completed in 2007 and then displayed around the country.

The vessel has now been bought for USD 98,500 by a business owner in Boras in western Sweden after an online auction, ‘The Local’ reported.

“There was a lot of interest in the submarine from many different places. It generated many enquiries. Now we are waiting to see what the new owner wants to do with it,” said Per Henriksson, managing director of ps.nu, the auction website.

Westerberg said in a previous interview that he was motivated by the challenge of building his own submarine.

“I googled drawings but found nothing. So I built it with the usual common sense,” he said.

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