By Bill Wagner
Key West has always been a proving ground for new designs and this year is no different. The Farr 40 and McConaghy 38 are two hot, new, high-performance boats that are making their North American debut at Quantum Key West 2012, and both have received rave reviews.
Harry Dunning, the designer of the McConaghy 38, has been in town all week to observe the boat’s performance and meet with potential customers. Dunning, who has served stints with two of the country’s finest firms in Farr Yacht Design and Reichel-Pugh, took a few moments to discuss the genesis of his latest boat.