Donald Blount, perhaps the foremost designer of high-speed yacht hulls today, calculated the design parameters and penned the hull lines for the new-breed boats, including Stan and Joan Walker's new boat, Se7en, which represents No. 4 of the company's new ilk. John Vance opines, "I told Blount that we already had boats that ran fast. What I wanted from him was to improve our ride quality." And Vance doesn't call the construction cold molded anymore. "We prefer to call it Okume wood composite. The glass skins more than double the strength of straight cold molding, so our hulls are stronger and lighter than before," he explains.