In 1954, when the CCA rule, Sparkman & Stephens, and Abeking & Rasmussen were, all three, in their ascendancy, James Farrell caused them to come together to create IMPALA. Even then, when most all sailing yachts were beautiful, she was considered a particular beauty.
IMPALA was designed in the tradition of STORMY WEATHER and the long line of S&S yawls. She is a bit beamier, and wider aft than many of her sisters. She is also a little shallower, drawing 7′ 8″ rather than the customary 8′ to 9′. She is flush decked with a small house aft over the companionway and the owner's cabin. Her interior is reminiscent of Alden’s: off-center companionway, beautiful aft cabin, and forward galley.