If you remember Warren and Robin and their Pepi, we have more news. The Pepi is the Mark V39 originally built by Brad Indicott and now making another round of the Great Loop. Pepi is currently for sale and they have the Island Pilot DSe hull #1 on order.
The Island Pilot DSe is a slick hybrid design whose hull has just hit the water. A recent test cruise (with a temporary roof for the solar cells) showed performance wasn’t quite as expected, but still looks to be a slick design.
Do make sure and read Robin’s follow-up post of their visit with the boat’s designer at the Miami Boat Show, including looks at other of Island Pilot’s designs.