CM: Dad came back from a London boat show in the late 1990s and said, "You know, our biggest struggle going forward is going to be time. Sailing takes time." My defining moment was in the early 2000s. A customer said to me, "I've owned this 52-foot sailboat for seven years. I've spent three nights aboard it. All I do is daysail it. In order to have a cockpit big enough for friends and family, I had to buy a 52-foot boat."
When we came up with the M36, we thought, "Let's go away from 48- or 52-footers. Let's do something 36 feet, get back to our roots." And we thought, "Well, hey, we build three to five of these Ocean Series boats here. If we could build six of those a year, wouldn't it be great? We'd be building 10 boats.
Never in our wildest dreams would we imagine that we'd go on to build over 110 M Series boats since 2004.