Having built a number of boats over the years, I have always dreamed of designing my own boat. Then one day I realised that I was running out of time and soon it would only be a dream. So I decided to build a small cabin sailing boat. I wanted to see how small it could be, but still have room in the cabin to stretch out and sleep. Being over 6ft the cabin had to be high enough to sit up and have legroom under the cockpit seat. I have always sailed small boats, but another advantage was that if it didn’t work it would not be a big financial loss.