Superyacht design innovator Ed Dubois dies suddenly following short illness

Superyacht design innovator Ed Dubois dies suddenly following short illness

Superyacht designer Ed Dubois the founder of Dubois Naval Architects has died at the age of just 64 years-old. Born into a non-marine family, Dubois showed a flair for design at an early age, building model yachts and sailing them

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Y.CO partners with Quintessentially to provide luxury concierge service

Y.CO partners with Quintessentially to provide luxury concierge service

Superyacht broker and charter house Y.CO has partnered with members-only luxury lifestyle management and concierge service Quintessentially to provide its clients with a travel concierge service. Quintessentially lifestyle managers will work with the Y.CO charter team to provide the services.

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Superyacht concept will house Hypercars inside living space

Superyacht concept will house Hypercars inside living space

The New York office of designers Impossible Productions in partnership with Tim Dempers Studio in Cape Town have released a “global explorer” superyacht concept to the market. The 100 metre vessel will have enough room to fit a small blimp

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Allianz corporate appoints Whitehouse as regional head of marine

Allianz corporate appoints Whitehouse as regional head of marine

Allianz Global Corporate and Specialty (AGCS) has appointed Andrew Whitehouse as regional unit head of marine in London. He will report to Brian Kirwan, AGCS UK chief executive officer and Paul O’Neill global head of marine and energy. Whitehouse has

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West Nautical opens office in Antibes and expands charter with superyacht Vicky

West Nautical opens office in Antibes and expands charter with superyacht Vicky

West Nautical is to expand its presence in the charter market making its 73-meter superyacht Vicky available to the sector for the first time since its delivery in 2012. The company has also stamped its presence in the yachting playground

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Brouwer takes chief executive spot at Heesen Yachts

Brouwer takes chief executive spot at Heesen Yachts

Heesen Yachts has appointed Arthur Brouwer as its chief executive from his current post of executive chairman a post he has held since September 2014. Brouwer has held several senior positions in industry as well as roles within private equity

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New niche law firm for superyacht finance

New niche law firm for superyacht finance

Pawel Wysocki and Fergal Quinn from Hill Dickinson and Ed Woollam of Campbell Johnson Clark have launched a new boutique law firm with a marine and aviation offering. WQW Ltd (Wysocki Quinn Woollam) advises on the acquisition and financing of

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Boutsen Design launch yacht division

Boutsen Design launch yacht division

Monaco-based Boutsen Design, interior designer for VVIP business jets, have launched Boutsen Design Yachting. Boutsen Design Yachting will draw on the 15 years’ experience and contacts of mother companies Boutsen Aviation and Boutsen Design, to support global projects creating bespoke

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Michel Karsenti buys Canados Shipyard

Michel Karsenti buys Canados Shipyard

Rome based shipyard Canados Shipyard has been bought by Michel Karsenti, Yacht-Ology. Karsenti has had over 12 boats sold and produced at Canados in the past few years, including his own new brand: Oceanic Yachts. The brand was started in

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Ferretti Group launches Security and Defence division

Ferretti Group launches Security and Defence division

Ferrett Group has founded FSD – Ferretti Security and Defence. The division has been founded to design, develop and produce a new range of high-tech naval platforms to assist with the Navy, Coast Guard and Police’s security, patrol and defence of

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