Dubois Naval Architects have confirmed the passing away of Ed Dubois, 64, a well known yacht designer, following an illness. In spite of not coming from a sailing family, Dubois’s rage for designing boats began quite early. After that, he trained in Southampton as a naval architect, graduating in the year 1974.
After his graduation Dubois became a part of Jersey’s architects Alan Buchanan where he contrived his very first yacht, the Borsalino Trois that won the British Trials for 1976 Three-Quarter Ton Cup, RORC Class IV overall prize as well as the Solent Points Championship.
It was just the beginning of Dubois’s magnificent career, as many of his designs went on to win many important offshore racing honors all across the world, including the Admiral’s Cup, the Sydney to Hobart and the Fastnet race.
Dubois’s passion was not just designing craft, but sailing too – he was often off on Greece yacht charter and he raced on several of his boats. The Dubois Naval Architects have declared that Dubois’s passing and stated that Senior Designer Peter Bolke has been appointed the company’s managing director.
A statement said: “It is with enormous sadness that Honor Dubois and the team at Dubois Naval Architects announce the death of Ed Dubois yesterday (Thursday). Following a period of illness last year, Ed had been in better health and working as normal. Unexpectedly he was admitted to hospital last week and sadly died on Thursday.”
The statement further talked about his career. Ed’s career swept decades and his passion, commitment to his work and love of his clients made a unique business, forced by prodigious design along with technical talent and a actual desire to create the most astonishingly beautiful and technically advanced yachts; now spread out all across the world.