Legendary Yacht Designer Ed Dubois
Started his career by working for naval architect Alan Buchanan in Jersey. He also worked for Gorey Yacht Services in Jersey, and he wrote for Yachts & Yachting. In 1976, he designed his first yacht for George Skelley, a Jersey-based restaurateur. She was called Borsalino Trois.
Dubois founded his own company, Dubois Naval Architects, in 1977. He designed Police Car for Peter Cantwell, who won the Admiral’s Cup in 1979. By 1986, he designed his first superyacht, Acquel II. He designed a yacht called Esprit for Neville Crichton in 1987. He subsequently designed superyachts such as Timoneer, Tiara, Silvertip, Kokomo, Ganesha, Mondango III.
Dubois was a fellow of the Royal Institute of Naval Architects and the Royal Academy of Engineering. He received an honorary doctorate from the Southampton Solent University in 2004. In 2007, the two-day regatta called the Dubois Cup was named after him.
According to The Daily Telegraph, he was “one of the world’s foremost yacht designers. He was also called “a legend in his own time” by Yachting.