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

UPDATE, MAY 31, 2017: Royal Huisman acquired a key Dubois Naval Architects asset auctioned off in February. That asset was the design completion contract for Ngoni, nearing completion when the design studio entered liquidation. Royal Huisman revealed the information upon a journalist’s inquiry during a press tour at the shipyard today. This was the first Continue reading

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

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