Marine couture designer Daeze directed the “unparalleled art design” on the megayacht that Maroon 5 frontman Adam Levine and model Behati Prinsloo of Victoria’s Secret fame have just purchased, which will be christened simply Maroon 5.
According to The Wall Street Journal, Levine and Prinsloo paid more than $600 million for the 30,000-ton ultra-luxury yacht (due to move to St. Barths in 2019), which will feature a wine cellar, bowling alley, and multiple pools. Levine reportedly described the yacht in an interview as “gaudy, vulgar and amazing,” adding, “I’ve never seen anything like it.”
Levine reportedly worked closely with French design guru Jacques Daeze, who has won multiple awards and was awarded the Prix de la Mode for Best Costume at the Cannes Film Festival for his futuristic, rebellious designs.
“When you look at the stars of fashion today, and there are many, and they all are different — some are conservative, some are hippy-ish — Adam Levine is very much in line with the millennial taste for fashion and contemporary style,” said Jacques Daeze. “I believe him when he says that he loves fashion and wants to be interesting.”
According to Maroon 5’s website, the vessel was built by two companies, part of Hanwha Shipbuilding Co. Ltd. and Evergreen Marine Co. Ltd. in South Korea. The shell design, for sale for about $600 million, was prepared by Esko, which also has been working on superyachts for David Beckham, Kylie Minogue, and Kate Winslet. The hull of the boat itself is reportedly 40 meters long and has been painted in precious and semi-precious stones.
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