Here’s how the rich can escape NYC when a calamity hits By Alexandra Klausner March 9, 2017 | 10:02a Paranoid New Yorkers now have a speedy way out of the city should disaster strike. Chris Dowhie, co-owner of Plan B Marine, runs a marine evacuation service which advertises the fastest possible way out of Manhattan. Whether it’s power failure, blackouts, grid failure, bad weather, flooding or a terrorist attack, Dowhie’s clients want to be prepared for doomsday. “A lot of people don’t want to wait on a line to get on a ferry, and they don’t want to worry about walking off of Manhattan, as people had to do in the past,” Dowhie told The Post. “They know a boat is the fastest way, and we take the worry out of maintaining and preparing and always readying your vessel,” he added. Not only does the company promise a speedy getaway, it plans individual evacuation routes for each person, depending on their personal needs. Dowhie — who believes people can’t rely on others during an emergency — teaches clients how to operate the boats themselves. “You don’t have a captain. You have to drive this boat yourself,” Dowhie told The Post, adding that in a crisis, people are more concerned with helping their own families than maneuvering someone else’s escape vehicle. The military boats, one of which is a former Coast Guard vessel, are made to withstand challenging conditions. This particular boat can fit up to 10 people. “It’s a sealed hull, unsinkable, and it provides rollover protection. As long as your doors are shut, if the boat rolls over, it will self-right itself,” Dowhie said of the Coast Guard boat, which he adds is one of the safest around. The unique evacuation service costs an annual fee of $90,000 and is catered toward wealthy individuals and corporations who don’t have time to mastermind their own escape. Clients access the boats with an individual punch-in number, and should they need to abandon it at any time, Dowhie’s company will locate it. “We track the boats with GPSs, if you leave it at a different location than was planned, we will find it and retrieve it,” Dowhie told The Post.