After my sea trial, I took a tour of Intrepid's production facility in Largo, Florida. Much had changed since my last visit several years ago. New computer-controlled routers have been added and were busy cutting the prelaminated cored panels that form the closely spaced network of stringers, bulkheads, and web frames supporting the hull of the 430's sport yacht. The same sort of technology was being used to cut reinforcements and interior and exterior finish materials. The most significant update was in the lamination shop where parts-including the 430's deck and liners-are now being resin-infused instead of hand-laminated. This method creates a consistent resinto- glass ratio that optimizes a laminate's strength and eliminates unnecessary weight. Hulls are still laminated by hand with solid bottoms and foam coring in the topsides. The ones I inspected in the mold were expertly crafted. All major parts, including the hull, cockpit, and deck, are molded in white gelcoat. Optional colors are offered in linear urethane paint. While Intrepid's physical facility has grown over the years, it remains a simple collection of steel buildings. It is the innovative spirit within that drives the company. During my visit, Intrepid's 300 employees were working a six-day week building about 170 boats a year.