An exciting day for Doryman as Mistral is lowered into the water for the first time. Since she is designed and built solely by Doryman, there is a fair amount of trepidation and anxiety about how this will turn out! Any boat builder will tell you that seeing their creation float for the first time is a huge relief! Note the outboard in the motor well. Mistral's auxiliary power is a 9.9 hp Mercury "Sail Power". This is a small motor for a 36 foot, 5 ton vessel, but the hull shape is a very efficient one, and Mistral will make an honest five knots with this motor at two thirds power.