R.I.P: Iconic Yacht Designer Ed Dubois Passes Away

Author: Ben Roberts
Date: March 29, 2016

d Dubois, the man behind an incredible portfolio of launches and designs, has sadly passed away. A statement from the Dubois Naval Architects team has highlighted his remarkable life, passion for sailing and a legacy of unparalleled work.

?Ed?s career spanned decades and his passion, commitment to his work and love of his clients created a unique business, driven by exceptional design and technical talent and a genuine desire to create the most breathtakingly beautiful and technically advanced yachts; now scattered across the globe.

Although created by Ed, Dubois Naval Architects has always been underpinned by an incredibly committed and talented team of naval architects, none more so than those working with Ed at the moment.

With one of the industry?s most innovative 58 metre yachts currently in build and a number of similarly ambitious projects in the design stage, Ed left the business at an exciting moment in its development [...] Ed Dubois was a huge talent and his legacy will continue as one of the world?s great yacht designers.?

Ed Dubois was known across the world as one of the world?s foremost sailing yacht designers due to his passion for life under sail; inspiring yachts such as Kokomo, Twizzle, Tiara, Drumbeat, Nirvana, Squall, Mondango and Red Dragon, to name only a few.

He was also working on a sailing yacht project known only as ?The Beast? with the Royal Huisman shipyard in The Netherlands - dubbed for its sheer size at 190 ft with 233 ft rig - scheduled for launch next year.

The motor yacht arm of Dubois Naval Architecture added more vessels to the impressive portfolio of launches under the designer's name. Yachts such as Turquoise, Como and Kiss are just some of the projects which have come from the pen of Ed Dubois, and stand as part of his incredible legacy.

Looking to the business, Dubois Naval Architects also stated that Peter Bolke, Senior Designer and a valued member of the Dubois team for 23 years, is to become Managing Director with immediate effect; supported by the rest of the Dubois team.

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