With that in mind, the present-day S&S design team went to work updating the boat to contemporary styling and standards. The wooden hull and deck gave way to a thoroughly modern laminate of E-glass and vinylester sandwiching a divinycell foam core. The full keel was replaced by a dynamic, 5-foot-6-inch fin with ballast bulb and a deep, separated, high-aspect rudder. For auxiliary power, a 14-horsepower Yanmar diesel was installed with a saildrive. Coupled with the boat’s singular, understated profile above the waterline, the result was sensational—a yacht that married Stephens’ timeless vision with state-of-the-art gear and technology.