Motion Code: Blue has sent us their latest project, Migaloo Private submersible yacht. It’s a concept yacht that features 115-meter long body, 11-meter wide, and 6-deck, designed based on extensive researches to get excellent knowledge of the current yacht market.
The result is extra ordinary yacht design that answers the needs of different individual, these days as clients are increasing, they usually have pretty specific concept in their minds. It is design studio responsibility to satisfy the customer by offering stunning design concept by expanding their imaginations and creativity.
Christian Gumpold and Christopher Gloning, both are managing directors of Motion Code: Blue, had an idea to transform well known and tested shape of our current submarine designs to a private yacht. So, basically, they are trying to design luxury super yacht while still has the benefit to submerge the whole vessel to travel in secret and totally private, underneath the waterline without external disorders.
Designer : Motion Code: Blue
That’s why you would probably associate Migaloo yacht with submarines at first sight, the tower is custom designed to be longer and wider. You’ll find plenty of spaces, from sun beds, a bar, lounge areas, and many more. The question is, what happens when Migaloo is submerged? The designer explained to us that we should have all furniture stored in large storages underneath granite decking when the yacht is submerged. The space is enough for lounge areas, sun beds, a bar, aft deck, an 8m x 3m pool, and a heli pad.
The foredeck is fully dedicated to the owners’ privacy, hosting a full-beam private lounge. Lounges, a private bar and a private access to the 2-level-owners’ suite directly underneath complete this all new experience on the foredeck. The telescopically extendible roof provides shade and follows perfectly the contour lines of the hull when closed.
A spacious sun lounge on top of the tower completes the common amenities onboard a super yacht. The lounges are accessible via 2 wide stairways from the main deck, or, even more comfortable, from all interior deck levels via the lift. The telescopically extendible roof provides shade and will also be closed when the owner prefer to dive with the yacht.
For the crew, the design studio has planned an outdoor helm station on the forward top of the tower when MIGALOO travels above the water line, otherwise the spacious bridge and all necessary technical rooms hosting the equipment to control the submarine are right underneath the tower in the hull. Due the hulls’ design and dimensions are inspired by existing submarines, necessary technical components can be easily positioned where they need to be without compromising the extra ordinary space for the owner and his guests, which are accommodated in 8 VIP-suites on sub-deck 2 and 3, while the owner has his private-full-beam-quarters over 2 decks on sub-deck 1 and sub-deck 2.
A cinema room, a library, a gym and a gaming room are additional features which ensure total comfort when living or travelling longer distances submerged.
4 wide side hatches (2 on each side) can be transformed into enormous beach terraces. A spacious dining area next to the saloon on sub-deck 1 and the adjoining beach club with luxurious access to the water are possible. Lounges and a Jacuzzi enhance this area into an extra ordinary outdoor experience at the waterline. A comfortable ladder connects the beach club with the main deck above for easy access to the water on these 2 decks. Removable sun sails on each deck guarantee pleasant sun protection.
All tenders and toys can be stored in the beach club or on the deck below, so the transport of a wide range of additional vehicles is possible.
Sub-deck 4 is entirely reserved for the crew quarters including crew mess, laundry, crew gym…, while the main galley is positioned on sub deck 2 underneath the dining room. A private staircase nearby enhances the service and the ergonomics on board without compromising the guests.
The hull and tower are equipped with large windows of special pressure-proof glass to offer a breathtaking view especially when MIGALOO is submerged near the surface to explore the beauty and diversity of marine life. All windows are surrounded with underwater lights to provide stunning views when the yacht is getting deeper.
Communication and especially navigation is provided by common and well tested technologies and the hull is designed to reach a maximum depth of 240 meters, so it’s very likely to travel nearby a school of whales heading into the deep while having a cup of tea and a good chat in the main saloon.
Project MIGALOO is named after the world’s only albino humpback whale that travels up and down the east coast of Australia. First sighted in 1991, and believed to be three to five years old at that time, the whale was named “migaloo” as an indigenous Australian word for “white fella”.
The communalities between this special creature and the design studios’ private submersible yacht concept are simple: both are unique in their color scheme, there is no other white submarine of this type worldwide and both are born to travel underneath the waterline to explore the world’s oceans.
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