Ngoni, “The Beast,” Bears Down on Launch: VIDEO

“Build me a beast. Don’t build me a wolf in sheep’s clothing. This has to be an edgy and innovative weapon; fast and furious.” The owner of Ngoni uttered these words upon signing a contract with Royal Huisman about three years ago. Interesting enough, that came about seven years after the two first began to 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

Get a Look at Ngoni, a.k.a. “The Beast”: VIDEO

One year from now, Ngoni should be putting a 17½-knot hull speed to the test. The “fast and furious” ocean-going cruiser, in her owner’s words, will leave him “feeling completely knackered from the excitement of hands-on fast sailing.” And, Ngoni will do so with a laundry list of high-performance features from Dubois Naval Architects and Continue reading