Dubois Yachts have offered a sneak preview to a newly signed 58m high performance sloop that is to be built at Dutch yard Royal Huisman. Details are limited at the moment and more 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.

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.


A shadowy preview of the 58m sloop, designed by Ed Dubois

“We are so very thrilled that this yacht will be bult by one of the world’s most experienced and famous builders of sailing yachts, Royal Huisman,” says Ed 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. More details on the design, client and the brief can be found on our sister site, SuperyachtDesign.com.

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