Drawing inspiration from every traveller’s guidebook – Jules Verne’s Twenty Thousand Leagues Under the Sea, – the Austrian-based Migaloo Submarines is going to design, engineer, and build a private submersible yacht. The concept exhibits austere architecture and powerful performance capabilities. The yacht takes the concept of privacy to a new level, as it will be able to remain submerged both at anchor and when cruising between destinations.
An offshoot of the design firm Motion Code: Migaloo will work with clients to customize the designs to accommodate any size specifications or different configurations based on the four primary models currently offered. This has never before been done for submarine vessels available for private buyers, and is surely going to attract a host of rich buyers, who want their own nautical toy.
The 236-foot M2 was also designed with the potential to be an underwater restaurant and bar or a conference center. The 442-foot M5 and 524-foot M6 each have three viewing galleries, a starboard saloon, a portside dining area, a wine room, a library, and a lounge with bar at the bow. The master suite spans three levels including a private bow terrace; additional accommodations feature six VIP apartments. The M5 and M6 also have an outdoor pool and hot tub (accessible when surfaced), a helipad, and a wet garage that can fit two 36-foot mini submarines for smaller-scale exploration.
The world’s largest submersible superyacht – the 738-foot M7 – is developed by Migaloo to resemble the design of the United States Navy’s Zumwalt-class destroyer. It is capable of 40 knots on the surface and 20 knots underwater. The private yacht layout provides the perfect platform for many interior possibilities, satisfying bespoke and exclusive needs.