"It isn't hard to design this type of boat, aesthetically," Fitzgerald said. "There are hundreds of perfect examples to follow." Fitzgerald's client wanted his yacht to have the grace and personality common to boats of the early 1900s, and he freed the designer to choose the proper styling cues. Fans of Sparkman & Stephens and William Fife likely will recognize the influence these studios had on Fitzgerald's design. The spoon bow and elegant spring in the sheerline recall Stormy Weather, designed by Olin Stephens and launched in 1934. The overhang at the bow balances nicely with the counter stern and finely drawn curved transom. The trunk cabin — upright, cambered and low in profile — reminds us of Fife's yachts from the same period. So does the house — a small step higher than the trunk cabin, its cambered roof bedecked with a butterfly hatch. The rectangular windows in each side of the house add light to the salon and visual interest to the entire profile. Belowdecks, mahogany joinerwork, complemented with white vertical surfaces and Edwardian-style, buttoned-leather upholstery could easily have been plucked from one of Fife's finest.