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100 Meter Sloop Next Project for Dubois Designs

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Aerial photograph of a Dubois sailboat underway. Yacht is heading toward the lower left corner of the photo. The yacht has a dark hull, wooden deck, and white modern superstructure. Her white sails are full.

Dubois Designs

MONACO YACHT SHOW CONTRACTS

Following discussions at the 2011 Monaco Yacht Show, the fabled team at Dubois Designs has entered a contract with an existing client for the construction of a 100m sloop.  

 

BUILDER COMMENTS

“We are pleased to announce the design contract for a 100m sloop,” says Ed Dubois

“This will demand a 30 month design programme with construction expected to commence mid 2013 with completion 2016. Further information will be available late 2012.”

She is expected to exist as one the most spectacular private yachts.  Her main mast will tower 125 meters above the water.  The yacht is designed as an explorer vessel.  Much of her volume is dedicated to storage (stowage) space for tenders and equipment. This sailboat holds a maximum draft of 12.8m. She has accommodations for 20 crew in single cabins.  There is a unique hard top over the flybridge.

 

INTERIOR DESIGNER

No shipyard has yet to be chosen for the construction, but Josep Juanpere Miret in onboard as the interior designer.

Ed Dubois was recently in the news for establishing a cancer fund for children.  Yachts designed by Dubois and his team have swept numerous superyacht awards in the past year.

 

RENT A PRIVATE YACHT

For a luxurious winter vacation on the water, charter a Dubois-designed yacht such as sail yacht KOKOMO or sail yacht TWIZZLE.  Contact the 1-800 Yacht Charters desk at https://www.1800yachtcharters.com/book-now-contact-us/ for further details. 

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British Designers Fashion Yachts

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Photograph of elegant staircase

BACKGROUND OF INTERIOR DESIGN

It’s been said the goal of interior design is to produce a harmonious whole.  This unit involves the architecture, function, and visual aspects of the interior that are unified. They are also pleasing to mind and body, and they are appropriate to the activities to be pursued there.  In the superyacht industry, the creative team at Redman Whiteley Dixon has hit this goal time and time again. 

REDMAN WHITELEY DIXON

Started in 1993, the UK-based designers first worked on sailing yacht interiors.  More naval architects and yacht owners took notice; therefore, the company was able to expand its portfolio to include motor yachts.

Some of the world’s most prestigious, newest and largest yachts now display interiors designed by Redman Whiteley Dixon (RWD). 

 

RWD-DESIGNED YACHTS

Of particular note are several luxury mega yacht charter vessels launched in the past 2 years, such as 62 meter BATON ROUGE, 62 meter ICON, 60 metre ANDREAS L, and 57 meter TWIZZLE.  With this in mind, one vessel in the 1-800 Yacht Charters fleet, is 58 meter KOKOMO.  She was recently selected as the 2010 Best Sailing Yacht over 40 meters by the International Superyacht Society.

 

REDMAN STYLE

Consequently, the studio is proud of its “open door, open plan” style.  Designers work in a relaxed yet focused environment. It is also unrestricted by a single, set house style.  Redman Whiteley Dixon handles all aspects of interior and exterior yacht design. Their expertise spans 10 meter tenders to 160 meter superyachts.

 

HOW TO RENT A YACHT?

Rent a private yacht with a luxurious, inspirational Redman Whiteley Dixon interior at https://www.1800yachtcharters.com/book-now-contact-us/

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Dubois Sailing Charter Vessels Win Awards

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Award-winning sailboat designer Ed Dubois photograph. It is just his head, and he is smiling at the camera.

THE EVENT

Envision the World Superyacht Awards 2011’s runaway sweep of every major sailing yacht category.   

 

AMAZING DESIGN TEAM

Ed Dubois and his team of designers at Dubois Naval Architects, Ltd. historical award-winning night.  Winners of the coveted Neptune Trophy in five categories, including Sailing Yacht of the Year, as a result.

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

DUBOIS WINNING SAILBOATS

  • Sailing YACHT of the YEAR – 49.7 meter Fitzroy sloop sail yacht ZEFIRA
  • BEST Sailing Yacht over 45 meters – sail yacht ZEFIRA
  • BEST Sailing Yacht from 30 to 44.99 meters:  Alloy sloop sail yacht IMAGINE   
  • Judges’ SPECIAL Award:  58.40 meter Alloy sloop sail yacht KOKOMO

 

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

Dubois sailboat photo from the back. Yacht name is Twizzle,. Photo of her under sail. Sun shining brightly overhead

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

ABOUT DUBOIS YACHT KOKOMO

Sailboat KOKOMO, Best Sailing Yacht over 40 meters at the 20th annual International Superyacht Society Design Awards in Fort Lauderdale, FL, is no stranger to awards.  Above all, the accolades just keep accumulating.

 

DUBOIS COMMENTS

Dubois speaks of Kokomo, a Mediterranean yacht charter vessel, as,

“…quite simply, the most advanced yacht of her type in the world today.”

OTHER WINNERS

Sail yacht TWIZZLE was 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, therefore, 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.  As a result, 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.
 
Sailing yachts win awards, plain and simple 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.

HOW TO BOOK A SAIL YACHT CHARTER

at https://www.1800yachtcharters.com/book-now-contact-us/ and enjoy the tranquility of a sailing holiday!

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Finest Yacht Charter Vessels Shine at Gala

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SIXTH ANNUAL WORLD SUPERYACHT AWARDS

Some of the newest and largest yachts for hire win awards.  They starred at the sixth annual World Superyacht Awards. This was in London, May 7, 2011.

 

MOTOR YACHT OF THE YEAR

Sixteen new yachts were honored.  Nine are available for hire.  These are in popular vacation destinations around the world.  The 50 meter EXUMA was co-winner of the prestigious,”Motor Yacht of the Year,” with yacht, Eclipse.

 

OSCARS OF YACHT INDUSTRY

The Neptune awards are considered the “Oscars of the yacht industry.”   The evening ceremony took place at London’s historic Guildhall.  The glittering gala was attended by a distinguished guest list.  For instance, over 500 yacht owners and naval architects.  Also included were designers, their families, and friends.  With this in mind, it was an amazing event.

 

NEPTUNE TROPHIES

Silver Neptune trophies went to owners of sail and motor yachts delivered in 2010.  For instance, Kokomo (sailboat) and Sycara V (motoryacht).

Photograph of Neptune trophies. There are 4 stairs, and one trophy per stair

COMPANY PRESIDENT COMMENTS

Jana Sheeder, President of SailAway and 1-800 Yacht Charters beamed as the final award was announced. 

“We are so proud to represent for charter nine of the winning yachts,” said Sheeder.  “This is a great testament to the talents and keen eye of our charter department. Our team spends countless hours identifying potential yachts for hire.  We look at nearly one hundred vessels each year, hoping to discover 10 to 20 new yachts that exemplify elegant design and luxurious amenities. It is these yachts – the best of the best – that we present to our clients for their yachting vacations.”  


AWARD WINNERS

Here is the list of winners, with click-for-brochure charter yachts highlighted in yellow:

BEST DISPLACEMENT MOTOR YACHT – 3,000 Gross Tons (GT) and Above
Winner: Eclipse
Judges’ Special Award: Palladium
BEST DISPLACEMENT MOTOR YACHT – 1,300 GT to 2,999 GT
Winner: SYCARA V

Judges’ Special Award: Lady Christine
Judges’ Commendation: Pacific
 

BEST DISPLACEMENT MOTOR YACHT – 500 GT to 1,299 GT
Winner: MARY-JEAN II

BEST DISPLACEMENT MOTOR YACHT under 500 GT
Winner: EXUMA
Judges’ Commendation: BIG FISH

THREE DECK SEMI-DISPLACEMENT OR PLANING MOTOR YACHT
Winner: CALLIOPE

 

TWO DECK SEMI-DISPLACEMENT OR PLANING MOTOR YACHT
Winner: Framura 2

 

MOTOR YACHT OF THE YEAR
Joint Winner: Eclipse
Joint Winner: EXUMA

BEST SAILING YACHT – 45 meters and up
Winner: Zefira
Judges’ Special Award: ATLANTIC
Judges’ Special Award: KOKOMO
Judges’ Commendation: TWIZZLE

 

BEST SAILING YACHT – 30 meters to 44.99 meters
Winner: IMAGINE

Judges’ Commendation: Lady B


SAILING YACHT OF THE YEAR
Winner: Zefira

 

HOW TO BOOK A YACHT CHARTER

In conclusion, isn’t it time you embarked on a cruise on a private yacht?  Contact our destination specialists HERE for a summer getaway.

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Head East – Luxury Yacht Charter Vessels To Be Feted in Istanbul

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Photograph of Istanbul, Turkey. Photo taken from the water. Shows a few yachts docked at a seawall.  Shows multiple large buildings with domes on top.

Istanbul, Turkey

The ancient city of Istanbul will play host to the seventh annual World Superyacht Awards
at the luxurious Ciragan Palace Kempinski on 5 May, 2012.

Photograph of Ç?ra?an Palace Kempinski, Istanbul

Ç?ra?an Palace Kempinski – Istanbul


Combining a glittering awards ceremony with a gala dinner/dance, the Awards , often dubbed the “Oscars” of the superyacht industry, will be attended by an elite guest list of megayacht owners from around the globe.

World Superyacht Awards logo

While the nominations include private yachts as well as charter vessels, it’s the newest and largest yachts for hire that seem to steal the show each year.  Some of the winners at the six annual installment in London, May 7, 2011 include:


Aerial photograph of motoryacht SYCARA V.

SYCARA V

BEST DISPLACEMENT MOTOR YACHT – 1,300 GT to 2,999 GT
Winner: SYCARA V

BEST DISPLACEMENT MOTOR YACHT – 500 GT to 1,299 GT
Winner: MARY-JEAN II

BEST DISPLACEMENT MOTOR YACHT under 500 GT
Winner: EXUMA 

Judges’ Commendation: BIG FISH  


THREE DECK SEMI-DISPLACEMENT OR PLANING MOTOR YACHT
Winner: CALLIOPE 

 

MOTOR YACHT OF THE YEAR
Joint Winners: Eclipse and EXUMA 


BEST SAILING YACHT – 45 meters and up
Winner: Zefira
Judges’ Special Award: ATLANTIC

Judges’ Special Award: KOKOMO

Judges’ Commendation: TWIZZLE 


BEST SAILING YACHT – 30 meters to 44.99 meters
Winner: IMAGINE 


Straddling the Bosphorus Strait separating Europe and Asia, Istanbul embodies the best of both cultures. The city has been the capital of three empires, each leaving a heritage of amazing architecture and monuments.

Once an Ottoman palace, the Çiragan Palace Kempinski Istanbul is located on the European shores of the Bosphorus with spectacular views over the strait. A 5-star resort, it is a registered member of The Leading Hotels of the World. Its 313 luxurious rooms include 20 suites in the hotel and 11 suites in the historical palace.

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To attend the superyacht awards ceremony, contact the 1-800 Yacht Charters special events department at https://www.1800yachtcharters.com/book-now-contact-us/

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Luxury Yacht Charter Vessels Lead Design Award Nominations

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Photograph of a row of golden neptune yacht charter design awards. The first one is clear, and the next one is blurred, as if far behind.

The final nominees for the 2011 ShowBoats Design Awards have been announced, and a group of mega yacht charter vessels lead the way.  

59 finalists were culled from a record 250 nominations for the second annual competition, sponsored by Boat International Media.   At stake, is a coveted  “Golden Neptune” to be presented at a gala awards evening in Palm Beach, Florida, on October 25, 2011.

Anyone planning to rent a private yacht for a luxury, sea-based vacation need look no further than the list of nominees
for this year’s program.  Leading the way are some of the newest
yachts available for hire.
 
Dubois Naval Architects, fresh from running away with a number of honors at the recent World Superyacht Awards is in the spotlight again.  Their yachts KOKOMO (finalist – naval architecture; interior layout; interior design) and TWIZZLE (finalist – naval architecture; exterior design and styling; interior design; recreational area for guest use) are early favorites to win again.
 
Other notable charter vessels nominated for awards are:
 
CALLIOPE (now NINKASI, interior design)
 
BARAKA (interior design)
 
EXUMA (interior design)
 
BATON ROUGE (interior design)
 
SYCARA V (interior design)
 
MARIE (interior design)
 
PANTHALASSA (interior design)
 
MI SUENO (exterior design)
 
BIG FISH (exterior design)
 
The finalists will be scrutinized by an independent panel of judges, including superyacht owners and renowned designers from outside the yachting industry.  
 
The award gala will take place at Mar a Lago Club, Donald Trump’s exclusive private club in Palm Beach.  Held on the final day of the Superyacht Design Symposium, the ceremony concludes two days of design-focused events in Florida prior to the Fort Lauderdale International Boat Show (FLIBS).

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Purchase tickets to the ShowBoats Design Awards Gala before August 19, 2011,
and receive a special discount off the regular price:
 

Table of 12 – Early Bird Price: $5670 (savings of $630).
Table of 10 – Early Bird Price: $4725 (savings of $525).
Individual Ticket – Early Bird Price: $535 (savings of $60)

Contact our Special Events department at https://www.1800yachtcharters.com/book-now-contact-us/ for ticket information.

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Popular Caribbean Yacht Charter Superyacht Sets Course for Asia

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After two years of service in the traditional cruising grounds of the Mediterranean and the Caribbean, the 2010 Royal Huisman sail yacht TWIZZLE has embarked upon an ambitious Far Eastern cruise.Commencing with her recent appearance at the 2012 Asia Rendezvous, the 57.5 meter yacht TWIZZLE is now in Phuket – in position for exploring the Andaman Sea through April 2013.  The skipper’s planned itinerary includes Thailand, Burma, Andaman Islands, Malaysia and Singapore yacht charter options.

Photo of sailboat Twizzle underway. View from side profile, with 3 sails deployed. Mountains in background. Dark blue water. Waves lapping at side of yacht.

We first introduced S/Y TWIZZLE to our readers in January 2011 as part of a blog about her British Interior design team, Redman Whiteley Dixon.

In May that year, we saw this magnificent luxury sailing charter vessel with her towering and graceful lines win a judge’s commendation in London at the sixth annual World Superyacht Awards.In addition to her numerous awards for design and construction, she has impressed scores of charter guests as a fast, yet comfortable passage-maker. No doubt, Asian yacht charter enthusiasts will reach the same conclusions this spring.========================

Her weekly luxury yacht charter rates are from $266,000.  For additional yacht charter information, please contact 1-800 Yacht Charters at https://www.1800yachtcharters.com/book-now-contact-us/, at your service, 24 hours a day.

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Porto Cervo Hosts Loro Piana Superyacht Regatta

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Loro Piana Sailing Regatta

Twenty-one yachts have registered, including some of the largest luxury sailing charter  vessels for one of the most popular yachting events in the Mediterranean.

The Loro Piana Superyacht Regatta is scheduled for June 4-9, 2012, in Porto Cervo, Sardinia.

First launched in 2008 and hosted by the Yacht Club Costa Smeralda, this signature event opens the annual superyacht calendar and Mediterranean yacht charter season.  An assortment of modern, classic, performance and cruising vessels will be on hand to watch or participate in five days of exhilarating sailing.

Many popular yachts expected to register. For instance, 

56 meter sailing yacht SELENE
57 meter sailing yacht TWIZZLE 

Last year’s overall winner of the Loro Piana Silver Jubilee Cup was HIGHLAND FLING XI.

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To reserve a luxurious sailing yacht in the Mediterranean this summer, contact 1-800 Yacht Charters at https://www.1800yachtcharters.com/book-now-contact-us/

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Sail yacht charter: Superyacht Twizzle Promoted Asia Yacht Charter At Show in Singapore

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Profile photograph of black-hulled sailboat, Twizzle, headed toward the right side of the picture. The hull of the yacht is black, the superstructure is white, and the sails are white. The sails are full, and it is underway, with small waves lapping at the sides of the yacht.

Sail yacht TWIZZLE

Award-winning Royal Huisman sail yacht TWIZZLE on display at the recent Singapore Yacht Show 2013.  She hopes to garner interest in the South East Asia yacht charter business. 

The 57 meter Dutch-built luxury sailing charter vessel presents a unique itinerary. She is the latest example of the superyachts venturing off the traditional Mediterranean-Caribbean, “Milk Run.
Royal Huisman’s commercial manager is Evert van Dishoeck.  Evert commented:
The sailing superyacht market is a niche market, but we have had a lot of interest here at the (Singapore) show. It was a great opportunity to be able to display a unique yacht such as TWIZZLE…(she) truly combines the best of both worlds – the excitement of sailing, combined with the space, luxury and all amenities of a large motor yacht.”
“In Asia, there is a saying ‘every long march starts with a first step.’

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Smartphone App Promising For Yacht Charters

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Smartphone app, PositionIt

SMARTPHONE APP FOR YACHTING

Researchers at the University of Missouri develop a smartphone app that determines location, speed, and direction of distant objects. 

 

POSITIONIT

The PositionIt app combines a smartphone’s GPS, compass, and imaging capabilities to calculate the exact location of distant objects and track their speed and direction.

 

PRACTICAL USES

Practical uses might include a single off-the-shelf device to replace various pieces of equipment carried by soldiers on the battlefield, or even by golfers to judge the distance to the green when playing golf.

COMPANY PRESIDENT COMMENTS

Jana Sheeder, President of 1-800 Yacht Charters, sees both fun and practical applications in her industry. 

“We envision crews using this app to track other vessels during Mediterranean yacht charter regattas, like the Loro Piana Superyacht Regatta,” says Sheeder. 

“Can you imagine children on crewed catamaran charters in the Caribbean using the app to track a pod of dolphins or whales in the distance?  The advantage of a smartphone is that it provides so many tools in a single, affordable package.”

 

WHAT DOES THE SMARTPHONE APP DO?

The researchers say the PositionIt app can calculate the exact location of distant objects, both when the size of the object is known and when it isn’t.  Additionally, the software can also track the direction and calculate the speed of a moving target, like a luxury sailing charter vessel underway, from a short video captured on the smartphone.

PROTOTYPE

A prototype version of the targeting and tracking software is currently undergoing testing. Advances in smartphone hardware are also expected to improve the accuracy of the new app. Improvements in GPS accuracy, battery life, and camera resolution will allow the app to make even more accurate observations.

 

LORO PIANA SUPERYACHT REGATTA

The next LORO PIANA SUPERYACHT REGATTA is scheduled for June 4-8, 2013 in Porto Cervo,  Sardinia. First launched in 2008, this regatta kicks off the Mediterranean cruising season and attracts an ever-increasing fleet of sailing yachts. For instance, 34 meter sail yacht ANNAGINE and the 57 meter Royal Huisman yacht TWIZZLE.

IN CONCLUSION

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