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Dubois Naval Architects assets up for auction

The remaining assets of Dubois Naval Architects are due to be auctioned off this month as the company is liquidated.

The Hampshire-based studio ceased trading in 2016 following the death of founder Ed Dubois, which provoked a flood of tributes from the industry.

The Marriott & Co online auction, which is due to close at 1500 GMT on Tuesday (February 28), comprises ten lots, the first of which includes the company name, branding, design drawings, and all future royalty rights for yachts developed by the studio.

Lot 2 is the design rights for the in-build 58 metre Royal Huisman sailing yacht Ngoni, which is due to be launched at the Dutch yard later this year.

Lots 3, 4 and 5 include scale models of some of Dubois’ most famous yachts, such as Aglaia, Ganesha, and Imagine. Office furniture and equipment is also being auctioning off, in addition to a 5 metre Avon RIB, fitted with a 115hp Yamaha outboard engine.

At the time of writing, the reserve price had not been met on seven of the ten lots, making this a prime opportunity for anyone looking to own a piece of yachting history. Bidders will have to pay off the balance by March 2, with all collections to take place before March 10.

Founded in 1977, Dubois Naval Architects became an internationally renowned name. The studio designed more than 70 yachts over 24 metres, including the 66 metre Vitters sloop Anatta (ex-Ahimsa) and the 58.4 metre Kokomo III, which was launched by Alloy Yachts in 2010.

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