When it comes to helm stations, the difference between good and great shows up in the details.
By Kevin Koenig
If the engine is your boat’s beating heart, then the helm station is undoubtedly her brain. Indeed there may be no more important area onboard than the place from which you control the vessel. Slow maneuvers, fast maneuvers, plotting courses, monitoring your propulsion system, keeping watch; all of this happens at the helm. And to help you with all of these responsibilities, builders put great effort into making sure that the technology, ergonomics, and yes, aesthetics, in these areas are top notch. All that work has paid off in spades for these seven vessels, which have some of the most enviable helm stations we’ve seen.
Meeting the needs of boaters in the U.S. has some builders around the world scratching their heads, but not Rio Yachts. This Italian builder knows what works and what doesn’t, and adds a creative touch and fine finish to differentiate its product from lots of other boats out there.
Have a look and see what you think. ▶