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Press release 26.4.2005

For Immediate Release
Tuesday, April 26, 2005

Westerly Yachts renews its collaboration with Dubois Naval Architects

NSY in Slovenia has completed a new agreement with Ed Dubois, the designer of many Westerly models.

In January 2005 at Düsseldorf Boot, Westerly Yachts and NSY announced a partnership to build new Westerlys in Slovenia using leading-edge composite technology. Now as the next step in the re-introduction of the famous Westerly sailboats, NSY have reached agreement with the Westerly naval architect, Ed Dubois, to use his designs for the new Westerly GK35 and Westerly Ocean 35. “We are really pleased about being associated with Dubois” says NSY managing director Niko Prodan. “Ed was the designer for many of the very successful Westerly models, and we are thrilled about collaborating with such a recognized naval architect.”

Dubois Naval Architects was founded in 1977 and initial success came with offshore racing yachts. This lead to involvement in the production boat industry and in more recent times the company has been at the forefront of sailing superyacht design. Responsible for a wide range of yachts both sail and power from 40 to 200 feet, Dubois Naval Architects have developed the resource and experience to push the established parameters of yacht design.

NSY (New System Yachts) was founded in the late 1990s. They have developed an exclusive carbon fibre & vacuum infused epoxy resin lamination technology, derived from both the boating and the aeronautical industries. Westerly NSY intends to design, develop and produce an exclusive range of performance cruising and club boats with fine design, fine finish, with strong structural design and technology, and with a wide range of customizable options to suit the individual owner. Their first models will the Westerly GK35, a performance model, and the Westerly Ocean 35, a strong comfortable cruising yacht.

For more information contact:

[email protected]
Phone: +386 1 521 1913
Fax: +386 1 521 1914

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