Just up the street, Zim Boats is now building the first production boat. In many ways, the Zim of today is a lot like the Vanguard of the past, where Steve worked. There are a lot of the same people on staff, including lead builder Greg Ormond, whom Steve taught to build boats when Greg was younger than David. Together, David and Greg built the first UFO with vinylester-infused fiberglass, a Soric core, and carbon fiber in the high-stress areas.
Thus far, response to the UFO is positive. David reads an email he received from a prospective buyer at the Rush Creek YC in Rockwall, Texas, who wants to know how many boats he needs to purchase to get David to come give a clinic. The answer is three.