With a long history in yacht interior and exterior design, French superyacht designer Jean Guy Vergès began in 1988 working with Turkish yard Proteksan with the exterior and interior design of a series of 26 metre yachts. From the mid 1990s until 2002 he worked as chief designer at renowned Dutch superyacht shipyard Oceanco, after which he reignited his collaboration with Proteksan Turquoise where he designed several of the new brand’s large yachts.
His design work has also extended beyond motor yachts to sailing yachts, including collaborations with Nautor’s Swan for two of its larger, 112 series yachts.
Jean Guy Vergès superyachts include the exterior and interior design, and interior decoration of Lord Irvine Laidlaw’s 2001–launched 56 metre Oceanco Lady Christine, the interior design and décor of the 1929 superyacht Haida G (ex Rosenkavalier), and the Proteksan yachts Vinydrea and Yogi.
As well as yacht exterior and interior design, Jean Guy Vergès extends to residential interior projects and custom furniture design, as well as decoration for both yachts and private homes. The Proteksan yacht Ileria – which features a Vergès interior design – was a finalist in the best displacement yacht 500GT to 1,299GT category at the 2014 World Superyacht Awards and also won the Quality and Value award the same year.