I can't wait until one of our local stations gets one; makes the 41' UTB I spent countless hours on look like a tug boat. I did get to see one of the rejected prototypes used during the competition. It had a cat hull and was jet drive. The Florida Fish and Wildlife Conservation Commision obtained the boat and run it in the GOM as the "GUARDIAN".
Full many a sailor points with pride To cruises o’er the ocean wide; But they cannot compare with me, For I have sailed the Bering Sea. While though you’ve weathered fiercest gale And every ocean, you have sailed; You cannot a salty sailor be Until you've sailed the Bering Sea.