Ricky Scarborough, from the Oregon Inlet area of North Carolina, started his boatbuilding career with small, purpose-built boats. His first, a 17-foot tunnel-hulled, duck-hunting skiff, was soon followed by a series of cold-molded 22-foot center consoles. Finally, in 1978, Scarborough made the jump to offshore boats in the 40-foot range and enjoyed slow but steady growth ever since. His newest, Maverick - an 85-foot behemoth - marks the largest hull ever built by Scarborough. But he still builds boats the same way no matter how big they are - out of cold-molded juniper planking and Okoume marine plywood.