This is the boat I’ve always wished that I had. It’s a hair bigger, a hair sportier, and a hair hairier than the 15’8″. It keeps the 48″ wide bottom panel, but with a more pronounced rocker (12″ bow, 10″ stern), a bit more bow flair, it’s a bit wider at the gunnel (80″), and it clearly has the pointy back end.
We are mid-way through building a final prototype of this boat in my shop and will have photos soon. In the meantime, here are some renderings.