With size and a big budget comes the ability to innovate. In reading this month's report by Jim Hendricks, and in viewing the accompanying video Hendricks produced, you'll get a glimpse at some of those innovations, including the way a single space or area aboard the boat can be used for multiple purposes with as little compromise as possible. Many such innovations, proven aboard the elite boats that sell in the 10s, make their way into boat models that sell by the hundreds. The Euro transom, the hullside dive door and the through-stem anchor chute comprise prime examples of such innovations that trickled down. So, as the 6500 Estrella becomes fully realized, we'll be there to cover it, informing you of milestones met and challenges overcome, right up to the moment it hits the water and we run the 6500 Estrella — and the five 627 hp Seven Marine outboards that power it — through performance trials. The expected launch date is sometime this summer. Stay tuned.