In 1977 Bob Berg, founder of Flying Dutchman International, commissioned Robert Perry to design a new small luxury cruising yacht for him. The result was the range of Babas. Production soon started in Taiwan in the yard of Ta Shing. This yard is still producing high quality motor yachts. The yachts were transported to Seattle in the USA, the home of Bob Berg. Many of the Babas produced still reside in the Puget Sound area. The name of the boat came from the way the Taiwanese workers pronounced Bob Berg’s name, Ba-Ba, which means “father” in Mandarin Chinese. Learn more about Babas in Robert Perry’s book Yacht Design According to Perry: My Boats and What Shaped Them.