was founded in 1977 and has been at the center of premier world yacht design for many years. They have had phenomenal growth of both the numbers and the size of large sailing and motor yachts. Dubois has strived throughout the years to design yachts in which form and function are perfectly balanced. They design beautiful yachts but they are also significant pieces of engineering. Dubois is known for their seaworthiness with grace and this union spawns concepts which perform well at every level. This partnering of great design and excellence in naval architecture is at the heart of their philosophy and they aim to produce only the best. Ed Duboisí very first yacht design won the British Trials for the Three Quarter Ton Cup, the RORC Class IV overall prize and the Solent Points Championship. That was in 1976 and the boat was the Borsalino Trois. It was enough to launch both a racing career and Dubois Naval Architects; a company acknowledged today as one of the World's foremost yacht design houses.