This article is about Vehicles in Subnautica. For the related article on the Below Zero Wiki, see Vehicles.
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Vehicles are machines for exploration and transportation available to the player after acquiring their respective fragments and blueprints.

Vessels are crafted using the Mobile Vehicle Bay and can be piloted in certain environments and down to a certain depth.

Craftable Vehicles

Vehicle Description Velocity (M/Sec) Perks & Upgrades
Cyclops Transparent
Vast industrial-use submarine.

Ahead Slow: 5.4

Ahead Standard: 8.2

Ahead Flank: 10.5

Reverse: 4.8

Vertical: 3.1

Neptune Escape Rocket
Single-seat planetary escape vehicle with life support, adaptive power supply, orbital shield and onboard time capsule. Three-stage launch separation. Phase Gate (speed unknown)
PRAWN Suit Transparent
Prawn Suit
Epic mech suit designed for navigating challenging environments on foot.

Forward: 6

Backward: 2.5

Lateral: 4

Vertical (standard, upgraded): 6; 12

Seamoth Transparent
One-person sea-and-space vehicle.

Forward: 12.7

Backward: 5

Lateral: 11.5

Vertical: 11

* A save file in which the Seamoth, Cyclops, Prawn Suit and Neptune Escape Rocket have been acquired is displayed with the respective vehicles' icons.


  • The original vehicle plans for Subnautica saw the player have access to two small subs, two medium-sized subs, and one or two large subs. Concept art can be found for these other submarines. Ultimately, the Cyclops, prioritized for its "civilian" look, took up so much time that more subs that didn't truly add new gameplay were considered a bad investment of resources and were scrapped.[1]


  1. Cory Strader talks about the submarines on the UWE forums
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