We are sad to announce the untimely passing of Claudette K. Bonville, who after an eight-year battle with cancer, passed away last month at age 66.
The award-winning designer worked on some of the world’s most notable new builds and refits over the last 30 years through her own design firm Claudette Bonville Associates (CBA), including the 55-metre Newcastle Sovereign (ex Harbour Island), the Feadship Amanti (ex: Dream), the 50-metre Westport Trending (ex Vango), the Delta Victoria del Mar (ex Happy Days), and the Royal Denship BACA (ex Triple 8).Claudette’s most recent work included the 55-metre Feadship Cynthia (ex: Twizzle), which won the 2019 International Yacht & Aviation Award for Best Deck Design.In her absence, her daughter Lauren Bonville and Cindy Gunther have partnered to relaunch the design studio as Bonville Associates.
A celebration of Claudette’s life and work is being planned for the Fort Lauderdale International Boat Show.
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