“I never would have thought, nor would Tom have thought,” a sometimes emotional Cuyler began, as he mentioned his late father and described the day back in 2003 when he got a call from Tom, who was visiting the Sparkman & Stephens offices in New York and ran across an interesting looking design hanging on the wall. Father and son had been discussing how the sailing market was changing and how people had less time to spend on their boats. They were looking for a new boat to build and they quickly decided the S&S design — large cockpit, enough room below to duck out of the weather or spend a night in some snug cove — would fit the bill nicely. Add a self-tacking rig, electric winches and some elegantly varnished bits of wood here and there, and presto, a homerun was struck. Since then, Morris and S&S have gone on to launch the M29, M42, M46 and M52.