Don has surely been around the block, he has developed and proven many ideas.
One of the most impressive boat rides I have ever experienced was aboard the 42'. She simply mowed down 3-5' seas like it was nothing.
More impressive, after my turn at the wheel I sat at the transom and could not smell even a hint of Diesel Fuel burning. The design buries the smoke and it resurfaces aft a 100 yds behind the boat.
Not to mention I saw the badest weedeater ever at his shop. It was powered by a mercury v-6 outboard