Superyacht designs are becoming ever more innovative and what was once considered the realms of pure fantasy – such as hydrofoil superyachts and submersible luxury yachts – is now simply a question of ‘how much’ and ‘how long until it’s ready’?
Expedition yachts now come with Nemo lounges and a range of high-end submarines for exploring the deep, but when you want to take your dining room with you down into dark waters there’s the 135m/443ft M5 mega yacht from Australia-based Migaloo.
The outlandish concept remains rooted in reality however with the customisable design able to accommodate a fully-functional sundeck Jacuzzi or swimming pool, a helipad and a beach club. The interiors are just as lavish, pampering guests with a cinema, spa, games room, wine cellar, several bars and a gym to keep fit underwater. Floor-to-ceiling windows in the hull and superstructure will give a whole new experience to ‘scenic views’ that look out onto coral reefs, bubbling underground volcanic seams and feeding grounds for dolphins and whales.
Migaloo provides an example interior with an Owner’s forward apartment covering three floors and 300m²/32,300ft² of space, featuring a private terrace and accessed via a lift/elevator. Six VIP staterooms are located to the aft of luxury submersible superyacht M5 to sleep a total of 14 guests with a crew complement of 19.
The tender garage stores two mini-subs as well as providing space for a massive supply of the latest water toys.
The hull will be built to US Navy submarine standards with an acrylic pressure hull design. Her technical specs include a draft of approximately 7m/23ft and a beam of 16m/52ft.
Power will come from MTU generators and lithium batteries, allowing the vessel to remain submerged for up to seven weeks for a true escape from the cameras and clamour of the world above the waves.