The Austrian yacht design studio motion code: blue designed an 115-meter private luxury submarine with 6 decks called MIGALOO.
At the moment, motion code: blue has some projects which produce in series and some custom made projects in build for customers in Asia, Europe and the United States of America.
The studio sees itself as a trendsetter in the yachting industry with central European quality, high design understanding and an enormous degree of innovations. All designs follow the maxim: „Most advanced, yet acceptable“.
To motion code: blues’ services belongs: Yacht Exterior Design, Interior Design, Architecture and the Building Supervision of all creative works.
After intensive research and analysis, and based on the excellent knowledge of current yachting industry MIGALOO the project was launched whose main goal is to do the ever-growing need for personalization and unique setting averaging enough. The studio has often made the experience that an increasing number of yacht owners provide very specific and unusual requests and suggestions to their future yacht to the designers, who are often also held in great detail in the briefing. Following this trend, provides motion code: blue MIGALOO now with an exciting concept for an open-minded owner that satisfies the urge for more and more extravagant ideas and the studio providing the ability to present itself as an innovative design studio.
The two directors and yacht designer Christopher Gloning & Christian Gumpold had the idea to transform the known and proven cigar-shaped appearance of a conventional submarine into a superyacht that has all the modern amenities comparable yachts, but the extra unbeatable advantage offers, dive under the water line to be able to so reside in absolute intimacy and privacy and to travel. The additional benefit of a serene underwater ride in choppy water is not too bad.
The hull of the 115-meter long and 11-meter wide MIGALOO is identical to the present Submarines. Only the tower was lengthened and widened to accommodate the formal saloon and the subsequent, spacious staircase, together with its lift to all floors.
The enormous surface of the aft deck offers a variety of options and is luxuriously furnished accordingly. A lounge area, sun loungers, a bar, an 8 x 3-meter pool and a helipad located on deck.
If MIGALOO submerged, all furniture is stored in large hatches, the bottom of the pool after pumping the selfsame lifted and locked, so that a homogeneous cover surface is produced which has no disturbing elements.
The foredeck is completely dedicated to the owner and his privacy. A private lounge with sun loungers, bar and separate access to the two-storey master suite below are the main features of this area. Sun protection is a telescoping roof that is flush and homogeneous in the deck design & integrated with a diving trip to the contour lines.
The spacious sun deck on the tower completes the outdoor offering MIGALOO. Access to this area offer 2 wide staircases leading from the main deck of the symmetric top, but you can also easily take the lift from inside that connects all decks, including the sun deck.
The telescoping roof provides sun protection and is also closed when the owner and his guests plan a diving trip.
For the crew, the design studio has provided an outdoor pulpit at the front of the control tower, from where there from the best view of the entire yacht and also, in turn, can be hermetically sealed. The main bridge is located just below the front of the main deck as well as all the necessary control consoles and technical spaces that are necessary for the submarine ride.
By the well known and very much optimized hull design that is inspired by existing submarines, all technical components are as usual positioned through the large space in the interior, there are no limiting factors, the ergonomics on board and the privacy of owners and guests could interfere.
8 VIP suites are located on sub-deck 2 and 3 while the owner resides on 2 levels on sub-deck 1 (main deck) and second.
A cinema, a library, a gym with spa facilities and a games room are also available to ensure absolute comfort when the action moves for longer trips below the waterline.
2 hatches on each side open to 4 large terraces communicates ship, forming a huge beach club. Also, a large dining area with 2 of the 4 terraces follows the saloon in sub-deck 1, then the Beach Club also offers 2 large terraces Beach luxury waterfront access. Indoor hot tub and lounges evaluate this area right on the water line to extremely, easy connection to the upper deck and its lounges about connecting these two oases of relaxation, convenient and quick access to the water is thus given by all decks.
Detachable awning on each deck guarantees the best possible protection against intense sunlight.
A wide range of tenders and toys can also be accompanied by the possibility of increasing trends by private mini-submarines was also considered appropriate ceiling heights and space offers are available.
Sub-deck 4 and parts of sub-deck 5 are completely reserved for the crew cabins, crew mess, laundry, crew gym, etc are located on the lower levels, while the main kitchen ergonomically and logistically smart to sub-deck 2 equal is positioned next to the dining room. Hidden Stairs and smaller kitchens allow efficient and fast work of all parties to the service for owners and guests to make the best possible.
All hull windows are made of special glass that can withstand the pressure of the water when MIGALOO goes diving trip. The windows are all surrounded by light sources, thus always guaranteeing optimal lighting conditions of the surrounding underwater world.
On diving trip it is so well happen that you pass in a school of whales while taking a tea and in the saloon leads an inspiring conversation.
MIGALOO project is named after the world’s only albino humpback whale cruises off the east coast of Australia. MIGALOO means, according to an ancient expression of the Aborigines “White guy “.
The similarities between the submarine and the whale are obvious: both are the only white representatives of their type, all other submarines are painted dark.
The fantastic idea to cross a submarine with a super yacht makes use of familiar forms and these adapted features of the charm inherent in this concept.
The design team of motion code: blue is proud to have taken this step and to inspire the yacht scene with this innovative concept and to make open-minded owners attention to themselves.