Below the waterline, this yacht is every bit as pretty as she is above. To give this boat a long static waterline, along with graceful overhangs, Zurn drew a moderately raked straight stem, which penetrates the water at station zero and ends in a fairly sharp knuckle. This shape is a pleasing compromise between the stunning grace of a spoon bow and the edgy all-business plumb stem of the VO 70s and other modern offshore racing yachts. Although the bow doesn't have a great deal of flare, the sections (vertically slicing the hull in equal sections, starting at 0 and ending at 10), from station one aft through stations two, three, and four, have enough reserve buoyancy to ease pitching and keep her head above water in rough seas. The stern sections are full and nearly flat to support the weight of the master stateroom back aft, and to encourage surfing on the face of the waves. All of these characteristics promise a quick and seakindly yacht.