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

#ThrowbackThursday: Meteor, by Royal Huisman

The year was 2007. The very first iPhone premiered. The seventh, and final, Harry Potter book came out. And at Royal Huisman, the 169’3” (51.59-meter) Meteor debuted. The owners of Meteor had long admired classic Gloucester schooners, renowned as much for their styling as for their seaworthiness. Simultaneously, the owners relished competing in regattas. Therefore, 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