Statement of Christian Gumpold, CEO and founder of MIGALOO:
"We believe that Submersible Superyachts and innovative surface yachts 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 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 the constant evolution of conventional surface yachts (excluding the benchmarking concept of MY CALMAR) have
reached their peak and cannot satisfy current Owners damands any more.
MIGALOOs submersible Superyachts offer 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 develop the most extraordinary designs abvove and below the waterline for visionary Owners.
MIGALOO Private Submersible Superyachts offer the Worlds' largest Private Submarines, innovative Superyachts 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 and surface 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.
As for the submarines, 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 addition, 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 the waterline.
Project CALMAR is a 150m superyacht for the 21st century and sets a benchmark in design and innovation within the superyacht industry.
The general feasiblity of Private Submersible Superyachts has already been discussed and approved by several potential partners for
building, engineering and classification.
MIGALOO is named after an all-white humpback whale and means "White Fella".