The 114 ft Gentry Eagle, once known as the world’s fastest yacht, is getting a $5 million make over by French designer Thierry Mugler who is known for his fetishistic fashions. The Gentry Eagle designed by Tom Gentry broke Richard Branson’s record for the fastest transatlantic crossing in 1989. Later, in 1992, the world’s fastest yacht was rebuilt as a pleasure craft and is now being revamped again by British yacht broker Weyves Yachts and Agent de Luxe, a fashion-design agency run by Donald Potard, former president of Jean Paul Gaultier.
The Gentry Eagle will be completed in October of 2009 and is expected to go for $10 million. The yacht will be designed to entertain and may include crystal chandeliers, metals and a distinct and defined Mugler feel. Mugler says he will draw futuristic themes from Barbarella and Star Trek, as those are Tom Gentry’s personal favorites. What better way to customize the world’s fastest yacht?