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The Dubois-Designed Escapade Takes to The Sea

The 123-foot sloop’s initial voyage is a global circumnavigation…

Delivered to its owners this past spring, the new 123-foot sloop Escapade is the final and most extravagant build from the New Zealand shipyard Fitzroy, which shuttered earlier this year. Designed by Dubois Naval Architects, the yacht is outfitted for performance with a lightweight aluminum hull and carbon-fiber masts and rigging. The cockpit area is equipped with twin helms, a seating area, a bar, and a table for alfresco dining. Thanks to mechanically sliding windows, the cockpit can be open-air or closed to the elements. On deck, guests can lounge on twin sun pads aft or relax in the forward hot tub, which doubles as a tender storage area.

Escapade’s raised saloon affords passengers beautiful views from its curved bank of windows. The space is efficiently designed, with a small bar and a plush seating lounge that can be converted into a dining area. Patterned, illuminated trim and bright fabrics lend the yacht’s interior a modern and colorful feel. This style extends belowdecks to the owner’s cabin and two guest staterooms, each of which features its own unique, bright palette. A dayroom can be converted into a fourth cabin, allowing the yacht to accommodate as many as 10 guests—all of whom will sleep soundly thanks a design that greatly reduces noise by separating the interior from the hull. (

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