Jeff Lichterman was bitten by the bug when he saw his first Albury while cruising in the Abacos twenty years ago. After tracking down its builder on Man-O-War, he was sold, but as he puts it, "I never made the waiting list to get on the waiting list." Finally in 2003, with time on his hands following the sale of a successful business, he phoned Willard Albury. By now, he was interested in more than a boat. "I asked Willard to consider letting me build his boats in the U.S." A week later, Lichterman visited Willard on Man-O-War. "We talked a lot about boats and I rolled a bit of resin." Lichterman wasn't sure he'd passed the test until he asked Willard again as he was preparing to return to the U.S.- Willard responded simply, "I suppose so." Master parts for the 20, 23, and the new 27 were crafted by Willard and his sons on Man-O-War and shipped to Lichterman's Riviera Beach, Florida facility. Lichterman employs fteen craftsmen and builds about 45 boats a year. This complements the ten boats a year produced on Man-O-War.