Boat molds were shipped, and the family followed. Soon Tony and a hired crew were laying up Telstars in the rented facility. All went well that first year, but then one day Tony was in his office, in another building at the boatyard, when he got a call from the marina telling him smoke was coming from his production shed. He rushed over, but by the time he got there, the fire was raging. Performance Cruising lost everything: all the molds, all the tools, all the boats in build. Authorities eventually determined that it was a case of arson. A fired worker’s pals, to retaliate, had mixed up a hot batch of epoxy and set it down next to a bucket full of acetone.