This year, Alloy's résumé also includes the launch of Harlequin, whose gene pool includes the stunning Kokomo, also designed by Dubois Naval Architecture and Yacht Design and built by Alloy Yachts. The builder expected to launch her in October in time for the Louis Vuitton Challenger series in Auckland, New Zealand. Dubois' masterful blend of a sleek modern superstructure with a lovely counter stern and classical overhangs gives Harlequin an enduring charm, placing her squarely into the genre of Modern Classic. At 162 tons, she's not a lightweight, but the designer shaped her bottom to keep wave-making resistance to a minimum. Add the 8,554 square feet of sail area to the formula and you can expect some very fast passages. Redman, Whiteley, Dixon designed the interior, placing the master stateroom aft under the cockpit. Guest quarters are immediately forward of the master, and the crew accommodations are in the bow. -D.C.