Dubois Yachts have offered a tantalising preview to a newly signed design that will be built at Dutch yard Royal Huisman. Details are limited at the moment and more about the 58m high-performance sloop is set to be revealed at the Monaco Yacht Show but for now Dubois assure us that this will be an “edgy” and “innovative” design.

“This is a thought provoking design that does not take for granted the marriage of high-performance, style and comfort,” design Ed Dubois tells us. “She is a design that marks a fresh and progressive turning point in our long and successful history.” According to the designer, the owner came to the studio saying “build me a beast” and said that he didn’t want “a wolf in sheep’s clothing”. “What do you say when a client goes on a rampage, comes to you and says, ‘This has to be an edgy and innovative weapon; fast and furious’?” The result of this strong request is a collaboration between Ed Dubois, Royal Huisman, interior designer Francis Sultana, bespoke furniture designer Rick Baker and lighting specialists The Light Corporation.

Featuring a dramatic sheer line and sculpted bow, the yacht embodies the past experience of both designer and yard while pushing forward advances in design and build. The slender hull form will be refined with extensive tank testing that will include a study into the shape of a high-span lifting keel and carbon fibre rudder arrangement. It will also feature a mast and deck hatches by Rondal, and a high aspect sail plan and large square top mainsail will add the final measure of speed, which will be tamed by twin steering stations. On deck, wide teak planking with off-white seams will downplay a hidden crane, tender garage and large swim spa forward, with a sun bed aft to connect the beach deck with an articulated swim platform.

Francis Sultana, whose work has mainly included high-profile residential spaces until now, will undertake the interior. Sultana has established a reputation for his contemporary designs and the 58m’s interior will be relaxed, comprising of a master apartment complete with gym, sauna and library, as well as two guest staterooms and an open and spacious main deck salon with attached outdoor seating. The interior will feature accents from London’s Rick Baker and lighting by The Light Corporation.

“We are so very thrilled that this yacht will be built by one of the world’s most experienced and famous builders of sailing yachts, Royal Huisman,” says Dubois. “This is some yacht, inspired by a client looking for the next new, new things; a dream project for a designer.”

The yacht will be fully revealed at MYS on 24 September at 1200.


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