Hope comes out of the shed with her new bottom on. Here she is next to a Contessa 32. A boat that's 1 foot shorter but much slimmer and therefore faster (apparently). Vince would have liked a Contessa, but as lots of other people like them too they were out of our price range. I got to thinking of them as the VW campervans of the small boat world. Not in terms of performance, but in terms of cult status!