My clients can ask for some odd, even weird features. My inclination is to always tell them “Yes, we can do that.” Then curse later. Sometimes we have to cut back a bit on the initial suggestion but I do my best to make it happen without compromising the performance or safety of the boat. In the end I want to be proud of every feature of the boat. While it’s all important to make the client happy I have to make myself happy at the same time. I’m confident in this. I like my boats. If there was an element to a design I did not like then I would change it until I did like it.
CATARI will be the most complex boat I have ever designed. It has all the comforts of home and then some. I expect the boat to sail very well and to be a standout in any harbor. This has been a most enjoyable project with a very appreciative client and an excellent builder. This has truly been a team effort. I like that. I can put together a great team.