In early 2003, I had the chance to test the only Hallett 540 to ever make it to the water. It seemed like a good candidate for this feature because the boat was bright red, looking like a giant, aquatic Santa’s sleigh. It wasn’t just any red — the boat belonged to Jerry Herbst, owner of Herbst Terrible Oil and a series of offshore boats known as Mr. Terrible. He had his own trademarked shade of red, and that was the color of this 54-foot-long luxury performance yacht.