Statement of DI (FH) Christian Gumpold MA, CEO and founder of MIGALOO:
"We believe that Submersible Superyachts are the future of yachting.
The needs of Superyacht Owners for their vessels are more complex than ever. These wishes do not just include
performance, length or design. Owners are also looking for privacy, security and protection for themselves, their guests and their valuables, or
for the fulfillment of unique experiences up to scientific desires as well as for the greatest possible exclusivity and
The graphic below shows the s-curve concept of evolving technologies in the context of time and performance.
We think that conventional surface yachts have reached their peak and cannot satisfy current Owners damands
MIGALOOs submersible Superyachts are a disruptive business concept. By combining the advantage of both,
submarines & superyachts, they can reach a much higher performance and meet evolving Owners demands.
MIGALOO's vision is to inspire Owners with highest possible uniqueness
below the waterline.
Private Submersible Superyachts & Floating Islands are the world's most exclusive products.
MIGALOO Private Submersible Superyachts offer the Worlds' largest Private Submarines and Floating Islands.
A preliminary project overview shows an indication of the main steps in design, building & operation.
MIGALOOs holistic service package covers design, supervision and Owners
before, during and after the project.
When in operation, MIGALOO offers a wide range of operational services.
MIGAOOs Private Submersible Superyachts can and will be build according to any Classification Societies demands (e.g. DNV-GL), according to the Flag State (e.g. Cayman
Islands) and according to any other involved authority.
Maximum safety is given by the well-prooven double-hull construction (pressure hull & outer hull) of modern submarines. In addition, rescue systems and
mini-submarines guarantee safety.
MIGALOO stands for highest possible amenities & luxury, therefore we guide the Owner choosing an experienced superyacht shipyard in Germany.
The project MIGALOO started when Christian Gumpold and Christopher Gloning, both founder and CEOs of the former Austrian Yacht Design Studio MOTION CODE: BLUE came up with the idea of developing
a cpmpletely new product: a hybrid from a superyacht and a submarine.
In their intense work and cooperations with international shipyards and yacht Owners, they experienced an increasing demand and acceptance for outstanding and disruptive designs besides well
known paths of conventional Superyacht designs, especially for Owners with unique demands and open minded approaches to their future vessel.
Back in late 2013, Gumpold and Gloning developed a first rough concept design of a Submersible Superyacht, based on contemporary US-submarine dimentions and designs. The feedback of the
international press, the Yachting Industry and potential Owners was incredible, so they decided to move on with the project and they created a whole brand around the concept - MIGALOO was born.
MIGALOO is the Aborigini-based name of an albino humpback whale often seen around Australian waters. As MIGALOO's Submersible Superyachts should be painted in bright white to contrast from
conventional submarines, the Albino-analogy seemed quite appropriate and so the brands name was chosen.
In 2015, Christian Gumpold developed KOKOMO AILAND, a Private Floating Habitat based on semi-subermersible platforms. This floating estate complements MIGALOO's product portfolio below and above
With the ongoing successful cooperation with an experienced submarine engineering office, MIGALOO developed detailed pre-engineering studies of its 156m M5 model.
In addidion, Christian Gumpold developed the companies business cases and philosophy including the limitation of all of MIGALOO-designs & builds to one worldwide to guarentee the Owner the
highest possible exclusivity.
The feasiblity of MIGALOO is discussed and approved by many potential partners for building, engineering and classification.
Today, MIGALOO is a sophisticated and fully feasible project, ready to submerge in unknown depths of luxury, exclusivity and privacy.