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Claudette Bonville Associates Rebrands Following Founder's Death

Claudette Bonville Associates Rebrands Following Founder's Death

Superyacht design firm Claudette Bonville Associates is to continue as Bonville Associates following the death of its founder last month.

Founder Claudette Bonville died at the age of 66 on July 16 following a an eight-year battle with cancer. Now, her daughter Lauren Bonville has partnered with designer Cindy Gunther to relaunch the company as Bonville Associates.

As well as completing work on projects already underway, the rebranded company will continue to carry out yacht interior design, residential design and space planning services.

After graduating from Kansas State University with a degree in Interior Architecture, Bonville worked as a flight attendant before setting up her own design firm.

Early projects included hotels, resorts and cruise ships before she moved into the superyacht world. Her first design project, a 36.8 metre sportfish yacht named Lady Anna in 1991, began her 30-year yacht design career.

Larger projects including the 50 metre Westport yacht Trending, 51.8 metre Amels Nita K II and most recently the extensive refit of the 55.4 metre Feadship Cynthia.

The company revealed that a celebration of Claudette Bonville’s life will take place at the Fort Lauderdale International Boat Show this November.

“Known for her laughter and vivacious personality, Claudette was not only an icon within the yachting industry, she was also committed to serving her local community”, a statement from the company said.

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