Designing and building a boat from scratch can be a challenge, and this kind of repeat business is not easily earned. However, when the builder and designer remain on the same page as the guy writing the checks, the creative experience typically yields satisfying results. The Martins are enjoying similar success with their new 70-footer Makara-designed to offer a bit more speed and range than their 53-footer, and enough space for a captain and mate. Fexas prescribed a 70-foot design that incorporated existing tooling Knight & Carver had access to. A mold for a successful 78-foot Fexas hull was dammed to length, and new female tooling was built for the superstructure.