The story might've ended there if the Wehrleys had returned to the islands and resumed business as usual, as they'd originally planned. Before they could get there, however, they sold the first 76-footer and took orders for two more. Sailing, they decided, could wait a while. Matrix Yachts had become a going concern.
The Wehrleys, it turned out, were exceptionally well suited to operate a high-end boatyard. A former structural engineer as well as a highly experienced offshore sailor, Peter had the technical knowledge and skills to design and create complex composite yachts. And after many years of cruising, living aboard, and catering to guests in the demanding Caribbean charter trade, Fiona had an innate knowledge of what works and what doesn't in terms of interior layouts and accommodation plans.