It’s pretty impressive that the upper, bridge helm on the Hatteras 100 RPH, which debuted at the 2013 Ft. Lauderdale International Boat Show, made this list, considering it’s not even the primary helm onboard the boat. But we’re infatuated with the idea of adding a topside helm, with its attendant controls and electronics, because it means the boat will be used for cruising rather than just as a party platform. And of course, there’s another seriously accoutered helm down below, good for inclement weather or just a nice dollop of privacy.
To showcase its Prestige line of motoryachts and express cruisers, French boatbuilder Jeanneau welcomes select guests to its impressive factory in Les Herbiers in western France. Prospective boat buyers, dealers, and a few lucky journalists got a glimpse of the entire boatbuilding process from the design and engineering studios to the yard where the boats are loaded for truck delivery. Oh and there was a really nice lunch with a little champagne as well!
To see the company’s savoir faire for yourself, check out the details here. ▶