To achieve a draft of just 32 inches with the centerboard up, Fountaine modified the underbody of the 40 and eliminated its stub keel. The hull and deck are made from cold-molded wood laminates over frames and bulkheads. Topsides, the new boat is thoroughly modern, with a carbon-fiber rig and in-boom furling, hydraulic bow thruster and mainsheet controls at the helmsman’s feet, and push-button winches and furler for the jib. Below decks, the gloss-varnished open saloon has a galley with electric fridge, microwave, sink and gourmet coffee brewer, an electric head, and hot and cold shower. There’s even room for a double berth forward of the table.