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Splurge: Live glamorously underwater when you splash RM9.7 billion on a submarine yacht

Regular people have vacation homes in Saint Tropez and a tiny yacht that they occasionally bring out to sea during good weather. Or, they have their own private jet that they use as and when they like to fly to Paris to buy haute couture. Anyone can do that, but if it’s a real experience you want or a whole different life to lead, then you should splash out RM9.7 billion on a submarine yacht.

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The submarine yacht by Migaloo is as large as a US Navy Virginia-class submarine: 7,900 metric-tonnes. (Image: The Chive)

Austrian design and engineering firm Migaloo has created this concept yacht that you can submerge and travel underwater whenever your heart so pleases. But you’re not spending US$2.3 billion on it for a typical submarine yacht that will be the same as any other. Naturally, this submarine yacht is customisable – bespoke, if you would like – to whatever specifications you need.

And with a hefty price tag like that, you can be sure that you’re spending good money to ensure your safety as well: these submarine yachts are built to the US Navy safety standards too, so you know you’re in a good place even though you’re deep underwater.

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When resurfaced, you get to enjoy the perks of a yacht with a pool, multiple lounges, and a bar.

Don’t know how to operate a submarine or a yacht? Fret not. Migaloo’s submarine yacht will have sufficient living quarters for a crew of 16, two officers, and one captain. You’ll be in good hands while you lounge in your two-storey luxury suite that comes with a private patio at the nose of the sub. When the sun sets, don’t forget to ask your captain to resurface the submarine and make it a yacht because it’s time to enjoy that pool, lounge area, and bar.

PohNee Chin
Editor, Kuala Lumpur
Poh Nee is the editor and writes about travel and drinks. When she's not living out her holiday dreams via Google Earth and sipping on an Old Fashioned down at the local bars, you can find her snug at home bingeing on Netflix and mystery fiction.
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