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African Country Wants Yacht Ebony Shine Released

Equatorial Guinea’s government wants its vice president’s yacht back. The yacht is the 249-foot (76-meter) Ebony Shine, which is under arrest due to alleged financial corruption on the part of her owner. Dutch authorities seized Ebony Shine in December. They did so at the request of Swiss courts, acting on behalf of the Swiss government. Continue reading


Dubois Naval Architects Assets Sold at Auction

One of the most renowned companies in yacht design, Dubois Naval Architects, went under the hammer this week as a result of liquidation. Ed Dubois (above) established the studio in 1977. It gained fame designing sailing superyachts primarily, but also motoryachts, such as Kiss (below). Dubois died in March 2016. While the studio continued operations, Continue reading


Alice Huisman Formally Departs Royal Huisman

For the first time in its 133-year history, Royal Huisman no longer has a Huisman family member involved in operations. Following nearly four decades at the shipyard, Alice Huisman (pictured) has ceded all responsibilities to the majority shareholder, Royal Doeksen. Royal Doeksen now owns all shares as well. For the past two years, Alice Huisman Continue reading