Merlin is set to launch this week. When this groundbreaking boat was built in 1999 she was not finished to the level she deserved....we had to get her to a boat show so interior finish was less than perfect and a few things got rushed at the end. I am confident saying she is better than new, and I know cus I was there at the beginning! Thanks to an extensive refit done partly in Florida by Doug Fisher and his team at Ullman, and finished at Carbon Ocean Yachts in Bristol (well almost finished, deck hardware is going back on as I write). The improvements are to numerous to count. There is not a cooler boat on Narragansett Bay this summer......We call the new color "Rabid Parakeet yellow". I cannot wait for my little pocket cruiser/racer to splash. When Peter gets aboard he is going to be so happy that his creation finally has reached the place she was always meant to go. Hats off to Peter and to the late, great, Bob Buzzelli, my uncle, who had the vision to commission a boat that some us recognize as the precursor to boats like the G4. Fast, light, simple, enough accomadations to go "glamping" but not so much to compete with the hotel on shore.......Over 20 kts easy with a couple skilled sailors, 15 kts all day long with the wife and kids. More than one sailor who has stepped aboard her for the first time has commented, "this is the perfect boat". I agree!