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Designer of Luxury Sailing Charter Vessels Sweeps Superyacht Awards

Ed Dubois of Dubois Naval Architects

The World Superyacht Awards 2011 turned into a runaway sweep of every major sailing yacht category as Ed Dubois and his team of designers at Dubois Naval Architects, Ltd., took home the coveted Neptune Trophy in five categories, including Sailing Yacht of the Year.

Neptune Trophy Superyacht Award Best Sailboat Best Motor Yacht

Presented by Boat International Media, the
World Superyacht Awards
2011 edition was held this past Saturday, May 5, in London. 

Dubois-designed winners included:

● Sailing YACHT of the YEAR – 49.7 meter Fitzroy sloop sail yacht ZEFIRA   

● BEST Sailing Yacht over 45 meters – sail yacht ZEFIRA
Sailing yacht of the year - Dubois design - Zefira

● BEST Sailing Yacht from 30 to 44.99 meters:  Alloy sloop sail yacht IMAGINE

Best sailing yacht from 30 to 44.99 meters - sail yacht IMAGINE

● Judges’ SPECIAL Award:  58.40 meter Alloy sloop sail yacht KOKOMO

Sail yacht KOKOMO - Judge's special award

● Judges’ COMMENDATION:  57.5 meter Royal Huisman ketch sail yacht TWIZZLE

Sail yacht TWIZZLE award winner

Megayacht KOKOMO first came to the attention of our readers in January 2011 when she was named Best Sailing Yacht over 40 meters at the 20th annual International Superyacht Society Design Awards in Fort Lauderdale, FL. At the time, Dubois referred to the Mediterranean yacht charter vessel as, "…quite simply, the most advanced yacht of her type in the world today."

In mid-March, we profiled sail yacht TWIZZLE as our "Yacht of the Week."  She is the first Dubois-designed sailing superyacht to be built at the Royal Huisman Shipyard and at 57.5m, the largest Dubois-designed ketch built to-date.

Founded in 1977, Dubois Naval Architects has been at the center of world yacht design for many years.  The team seems superbly adept at creating yachts well-suited for sail boat charters. Saturday’s clean sweep of all major categories is a testament to the company’s ability to partner great design and excellence in naval architecture.
Other Dubois-designed mega yacht charter vessels include 54.30 meter Alloy sail yacht TIARA, 51.70 meter Alloy sail yacht RED DRAGON, and 37 meter sail Yachting Developments sail yacht, BLISS.


Make 2011 the year you and your family rent a private yacht.  Contact our charter specialists
HERE and enjoy the tranquility of a sailing holiday! 

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