Monte Carlo is known for being two things: chic and sleek. Case in point, the command station on the MC5. Those three analog gauges on the dash are the only ones in the whole setup. The rest of the readouts are all on the twin NSO 12 displays from Simrad. The touchscreen displays are fully integrated and essentially buttonless, all of which makes for an exceptionally clean-looking helm station. To aid that effect, the MC5’s designers eschewed any features that they felt made the dash look busy—such as decorative carbon fiber—and instead concentrated on using fine leathers with exceptionally intricate stitching. The result of their efforts is hard to argue with.
When it comes to testing engines, Capt. Bill Pike has walked the walk. From pods to Liquefied-Nitrogen Gas powered boats, you name it he's reviewed it. Now see what he has to say about his first electric outboard test.
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