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.
Power & Motoryacht’s Editor-at-Large Capt. Richard Thiel, who steered the direction of the magazine as Editor-in-Chief for 25 years, passed away recently. Now Executive Editor Capt. Bill Pike shares memories of his colleague and friend.
Read what he had to say here. ▶