James Bond villains, take heed: Here’s a way to one-up all those other yacht owners in the bad-guys club — the Migaloo Private Submersible Yacht. This luxury design concept for a 377-foot submarine was created by design firm Motion Code: Blue, and could become a reality if some well-heeled buyer steps up.
Of course this vessel features all the usual super-luxury features that are so important for taking over the world on your yacht, such as a helipad for quick escapes, a two-story owner’s suite with a private patio on the bow, six VIP suites for all your henchmen, and plenty of room for those white cats you love to pet as you concoct your diabolical schemes.
And for all those lovely ladies that constantly surround you — because they like you, they really do — there’s a huge beach club midship, complete with a pool, bar and plenty of deck space for them to bask in the sun.
But that’s just the beginning. This is a frickin’ submarine, folks. As you can see in the pictures above, all of those outdoorsy party locations get covered up for 787-foot-deep dive, taking you into an underwater world for lots of spectacular sightseeing.
And let’s not forget, there’s plenty of privacy deep below the ocean waves, giving you freedom to transport whatever contraband your heart desires. After all, how did an evildoer like you get the billions necessary for such a luxo-sport sub, anyway?
The boat’s designers at Motion Code: Blue say this is not a completely impractical design, claiming it’s based on current submarines that currently cruise the world — in fact, its dimensions are identical to the U.S. Navy’s latest Virginia-class attack submarines. Even better for yachtsmen and women, all that room usually reserved for nuclear missiles and such is dedicated to pure pleasure and decadence.
This is certainly not a real product yet, but we were wondering how much such a vessel would cost. While we wait for the designers to give us some sort of price estimate, let’s compare it to that 377-foot Virginia-class attack sub. According to Military.com, it costs $2.3 billion to build one of those, and it can dive about the same depth as is claimed for this luxury underwater yacht fantasy.
Whoa, that’s a lot of money for a toy. But what’s $2.3 billion to a villain hell-bent on taking over the world?
It’s not clear whether this design concept would be nuclear-powered, a feature that would let it cruise underwater indefinitely. Nor is it clear whether any government would permit a private citizen to own a nuclear-powered attack submarine, albeit dressed in sheep’s clothing, so to speak.