A preliminary survey indicated that the yacht was structurally sound. The smoke and fire stayed well clear of the engine room, as did the water used to extinguish the flames. The bilge pumps beneath the sole of the master stateroom kept pace with the firemen’s hoses and prevented any water from flooding into that area. Although the fire created a substantial mess and would discourage the bravest of owners, the crew at Jamestown Boat Yard, in Jamestown, Rhode Island, took on the restoration — something akin to a new build. The yard hired Tony Knowles, of Newport Marine Surveyors, to help assess the extent of the damage and to consult periodically during the repair, and he stayed with the project until the end. This October, he filed his final report, along with a colleague’s survey of the electrical system. The result of the yard’s work, much of which head carpenter Carl Rossi oversaw or performed, is excellent. In the category of not so obvious is the list of new, and often updated, equipment the yard installed.