After spending nearly four hours with Bruce Livingston, builder of the Global Arrow 68, I was completely devoid of energy. During the interview on board his latest build, I went through two pens, developed a nearly crippling writer's cramp, and needed to dig into my briefcase for a second notebook to document the river of information rushing from Livingston's mouth. And when I say river, think whitewater and rapids! Yet every word from this stocky, bull terrier of a boatbuilder was deliberate, precise, and meaningful. During our walkthrough, there were no flowery phrases overflowing with pointless platitudes. In fact, I never knew it was possible to communicate an entire train of thought without the use of adjectives. With Livingston, it was just the facts, nothing but the facts-perhaps a byproduct of having a Marine Corps colonel as a father. It became clear that this same no-fluff, straightforward approach was also instilled in the design and build of the Hunt-designed Global Arrow 68. I believe Livingston is incapable of operating in any other fashion. And this is what you want from your boatbuilder.