The birdie that talked to me said that Dan bought the company because he wanted his boat finished. That is how it got finished. He may have loved the Manta
and all like the article says but he wanted his boat finished so he could use her.
My condolences to his survivors.
I do not have a set of corporate purchase/sell dates but that stuff is online.
PS. If I had the money
and was to cruise
full time I would want a Manta for it.