Forget super yachts, these billion-dollar super subs are the ultimate in extravagance
The ocean has long been the playground of billionaires and their extravagant shows of wealth, the world’s richest showing off their $250 million super yachts with heli-pads and swimming pools to boot. Buy hey, anyone can get access to a boat and experience the thrills of sailing the ocean - surrounded by excessive luxuries or not.
The big dogs, they go below. In super submarines that feature all the excess of their surface-swelling counterparts but with the added benefit of being completely out of site and submerged alongside the fishes - but still breathing.
As you’d expect, super subs are a niche market and a rarity even in today’s climate. But there are two companies currently purveying said submersible goods - Migaloo Super Yachts and Lovers Deep.
As it stands, the five exorbitant Migaloo Private Submersible Yacht options exist in concept only as the company stands by for a Saudi Prince to commission one of the 377 ft marine millennium falcons, with a pool, hot tub and beach club to boot. Then there’s the standard features - like a helipad to escape IRS officers, a two-story secure luxury suite to avoid being detained if the chopper’s not ready, and eight VIP suites. Oh, and it’s still a god-damned submarine, folks - based on the U.S Navy’s Virginia-class military sub.
There’s no price tag on the ultimate villain’s lair, but those Virginia subs are said to costs in excess of $2 billion. The good news is, there is a somewhat more accessible luxury sub option in existence and available for nightly rental. Though even Airbnb’s price spectrum can’t account for this. At a lazy $300k per night, you and your significant other can stay on Lovers Deep, designed specifically to accommodate couples who want to join the “mile low club”.
Courtesy of Oliver’s Travels, the Lovers Deep is a luxury sub that is the ultimate underwater boudoir, coming complete with a chef and an aphrodisiac-themed menu - just in case your guest hasn’t already been compelled to rip off their clothes. There’s also a butler, speedboat transfers and an options menu that includes helicopter transport, beach parking and rose petal scattering. The last bit’s just excessive…