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August 13, 2008updated Feb 11, 2013

Thierry Mugler To Design Yacht Interior

By Pardhasaradhi Gonuguntla

BORA BORA — Acclaimed fashion and perfume designer, Thierry Mugler will design the first in the Weyves Couture collection of yachts designed and signed by top fashion designers in the industry.

With the Gentry Eagle as his canvas, Mugler will bring to life his creative visions alongside Weyves Yachts interior designer Eva Cadio to design the quintessential bespoke yacht.

Presently on the market for sale through Weyves Yachts, the yacht’s fusion of speed and power with absolute opulence will make this vessel a truly unique possession for any owner to have in their fleet and one of the most highly desirable vessels to exist on the seas, according to a press release.

The Gentry Eagle was engineered and built by racing legend Tom Gentry who went on to set nearly every powerboat speed record. This vessel broke the transatlantic crossing record in 1989 completing the journey from Ambrose Lighthouse at the entrance to New York Harbour to Bishop Rock on England’s Isles of Scilly 62 hours & 7 minutes. In his victory, Tom, along with Norman Gentry, took the Blue Ribbon away from the British airline and music tycoon Richard Branson of Virgin.

The vessel has an 11,500 horsepower and a top speed of 73 mph. She measures 112′ in length and is fitted with twin 3,480 horsepower MTU turbo diesels coupled with a 4,500 horsepower turbine combined to propel her to over 63 knots (70+ mph). Fuel capacity is 9,800 gallons with a cruising range of 1,500 nautical miles.

The matchmaking of Gentry Eagle and Thierry Mugler is one of several design projects to come from the Weyves Couture. Weyves has partnered with Agent de Luxe president and former president of 25 years for Jean Paul Gaultier, Donald Potard, who represents more than 80 of the world’s leading fashion and interior designers.

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GENTRY EAGLE SPECIFICATIONS

L : 34,1 m / B : 7,3 m Built : 1988 by Vosper Thornycroft Ltd / transformed into a mega yacht in 1992 Designer : Peter Birkett Max speed : 63 kts Engine : 2×3480 HP MTU + 4500 HP Turbine Hull : Aluminium Cabins : 2 suites / Crew : 4 Blue Ribbon winner (transatlantic crossing record) Sale Price : 4M dollars in As is condition + Weyves Couture Concept (about 2,7 M euros) + shipyard + painting

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