Cockpit and Pilot House

Cockpit and Pilot House

The distinctive raised pilothouse is accessed from the main cockpit via a watertight door, allowing for standing-height access.

  • Control centre, especially in inclement weather
    • forward looking navigation and watch station with all-round visibility – it is like sitting in an observatory
    • safety and isolation glass windows
    • radios, MFD, card table, computer
    • electric controls, e.g., navigation lights, loud-hailer and fog horn
    • emergency steering
  • Full-length bench (also usable as a pilot berth)
  • Heated and ventilated wet-locker
  • Heated seats and backs of navigation station and bench
  • Standing-height access from cockpit to pilot house through a water-tight door

Well-protected T-shaped cockpit with easy access to winches, helming stations and side deck.

  • Full-length benches – long enough to sleep on
  • Built-in line tail storage
  • Hard dodger (cuddy) to protect forward part
  • Equipment arc – also contains exhausts
  • Full-length, standing height bimini: can be installed between cuddy and arc if sun-protection is desired

Two optimized helm stations with clear view forward – the pilot house roof is shaped to avoid obstruction – each with

  • Responsive wheel, thanks to highly responsive rack-and-pinion steering system (Jefa)
  • Space for 2 MFDs
  • Space for 2 pads or 2 computer screens
  • Dual engine controls to facilitate close-quarter manoeuvres on both sides
  • Magnetic compasses
  • Autopilot control

Below the aft end of the cockpit is the dingy garage with space for two (semi-deflated) tenders. Separated by a bulkhead from engine room and accommodation it also houses the steering gear.