Why a wooden hull? Wood absorbs impact, sound, and vibration better than fiberglass or closed-cell foam. It boasts a moderate transom deadrise, top-quality fittings and joinery, light weight, and sea chest - which provides a water supply to all the raw-water systems and eliminates the need for several drag-producing through-hull fittings. This boat provides a ride that is as smooth and fast as any 60' sportfisherman I've ever tested. As you look at the hull, you'd never guess it's made of wood. The Jet Glow finish does, in fact, glow. More so than gel coat. And the good looks continue throughout the boat. Teakwork in the cockpit and cabin is flawless, because Rybovich has the best woodworkers and the best materials. In fact, 90 percent of all the teak the company looks at gets rejected due to imperfections. You can see the result of such care when you look at the galley cabinetry, cockpit tackle, and rigging stations. The wood's grain flows from one unit to the next, uninterrupted. It makes the galley look like the kitchen of a 1700s country estate house - don't be too surprised if Architectural Digest shows up with a camera crew.