Yacht designer Ted Fontaine spent his formative professional years apprenticing to, and then partnering with, the legendary naval architect Ted Hood at Little Harbor Yachts. Fontaine, who grew up in New Bedford, Massachusetts, learned his lessons well. When he struck off on his own in 2001, before he became renowned for his fleet of superyachts, he created a handsome daysailer called the Friendship 40, based on an old Friendship sloop he used to see in his local harbor. More Friendships followed, including 53- and 75-footers. Now, with the introduction of the new Friendship 36, you might say Fontaine has returned to roots.