Overhangs earned their chops during the so-called “golden age” of sail early in the 20th century. A short length at the waterline, relative to the length overall, rated well, and when a yacht heeled to its optimum degree, the waterline grew long enough to increase her top speed. A sound argument for overhangs, but in that period, heavy displacement and the shape of the underbody shackled sailing yachts to a speed/length ratio of 1.34. Proponents of classic yachts argue that these designs have a seakindly motion, and I agree, but designers now know how to distribute volume below the waterline in a way that gives yachts a comfortable motion while still exceeding the age-old ratio. Tripp is very good at this.