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 you’re a boat designer, you deal with all kinds of people, from hard-charging CEOs to dreamers. But they all must follow the laws of physics. Our Sightlines columnist Michael Peters lays down the law.
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