Super Fifty-Five Launch Day

Leading yacht designer Ed Dubois was guest of honour at the launching of his latest creation.Ed is the man behind the classic lines of the Super 55, a luxury yacht tender inspired by the beauty of boats created by the legendary Carlo Riva in the 1960s.

2124214-2The launch took place at the Royal Southampton Yacht Club premises overlooking the Beaulieu River near Buckler’s Hard on 19th May 2015.

Ed said: “This speedster is not only beautiful, she is also exceptionally practical. She combines excellent seaworthiness with speed and classic good looks.

“Unique in her field, she is the ultimate compliment to a large classic yacht.”

The £190,000 vessel has been designed for Ocean 398 Ltd, a Ringwood-based boatbuilder behind a unique range of luxury hand-built vessels.

Capable of being used as a support and spectator vessel, the Super Fifty Five is also ideal for water skiing.

Paul and Ali Mayes are two of the people who run the company.

Ali said: “We wanted to create a British icon. She’s a little beauty and the way she moves through the water is fantastic.

“Let’s hope everyone loves her as much as we do.

“She is the first to be launched from our range of boats, sizes range from 4.4 metres to 9.9 metres.”

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