Elie Saab desiging yachts?

Looks like red carpet glorry wasn’t enough for the designer, Elie Saab….now he has jumped into bed with Weyves Couture and Oceando to design three mega yachts! The first design, for the ES117, was launched at the Abu Dhabi Yacht Show 2010 on February 25th.

“I always sought to represent my vision of modernity and elegance beyond the conventional limits of fashion. Designing a yacht and conceiving its art of living constitutes a perfect opportunity to expand my brand’s universe by creating the experience of luxury,” says Elie Saab of his design direction on the ES117 mega yacht.

Commenting on Saab’s creative input in the design project, Donald Potard, Partner Weyves Couture, said the collaboration is the ultimate exercise in exclusivity: “The Weyves Couture concept offers a level of distinctiveness to owners who wish to go beyond the conventional sense of luxury. Elie Saab is the only person who could have delivered the heady cocktail of power, balance and elegance in the design of this yacht in both its striking exterior presence and superior interior comforts.”

The yacht will be built by the prestigious mega yacht builder, Oceanco: “We are excited to be collaborating with the development and realization of this unique project. Our proven mega yacht technology and recognised quality, spanning eight 80m+ yachts over the last 5 years, provides an ideal platform for Elie Saab and Weyves Couture to express their formidable creative talent.” The ES117 is a unique creation that epitomizes a successful coming together of engineering and design. “Oceanco’s exceptional know-how makes them the ideal partner to realize this creative endeavour,” added Potard.

Two private suites along two decks have been reserved for the owner, with 10 luxurious guest suites, a swimming pool, whirlpool, theatre, spa and gym available on board. A helicopter, submarine, car and water toys signed by Elie Saab complete the exclusive couture lifestyle offering aboard the ES117.

So, where do we sign up for our press freebie ride? 😉


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