|The framing of the mould for Imp|
|The space frame prior to being added into the completed hull of Imp, at Kiwi Boats, Florida (photo courtesy Tad Belknap)|
|Imp as she was about to leave the Kiwi Boats yard (photo courtesy Tad Belknap)|
|Imp being launched at Snead Island Boat Works in Florida (photo courtesy Tad Belknap)|
The concept of the design for Imp was not to worry greatly over the yacht's eventual IOR rating but to concentrate on a high-speed hull form with greater than usual stability and powerful stern sections, as a move away from the then-popular 'pintails' symmetrical hull forms which Holland and Doug Peterson had been producing at that time, to give the boat good performance when reaching in fresh winds.
|The lines of Imp|
|Imp demonstrating her downwind form during the 1977 Nassau Cup race with spinnaker and two staysails set (photo Eric Schweikardt)|
|Imp during the 1977 Admiral's Cup|
|Imp powers upwind during the 1979 Admiral's Cup (photo courtesy Jonathan Eastland archives)|
|Imp in more recent times|
|Imp at the end of the 1987 Fastnet race (photo Shockwave40 blogspot)|
The Imp story has been immortalised in the Bill Barton's book The Legend of Imp (2010), above, which is available here, and a promotional image film can be seen below. Ron Holland's new book All the Oceans also includes some of Ron's own recollections of this famous boat.