November 1967's issue featured an intriguing 9-footer named Glasshopper. One of the most original boats covered that year, Glasshopper's hull was a solid sheet of ¼-inch, high-impact plastic. This boat was a diver's or fisherman's crystal ball, enabling visions of the great beyond. Well, visions of below the water's surface, anyway. Her builder, C.L. Byrnes of Submernautics Ltd., said Glasshopper's functionality had evolved from having just oars to having a 10 hp motor. Byrnes marveled at how many uses customers had come up with for her, from state fisheries to hunting to resort rentals. Yachting saw some cool, curious craft in 1967. But time marches on, and while boats have changed, Yachting's mission to always bring you the most comprehensive information about new and noteworthy vessels never will.