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 think about your next boat, you should probably think about the big picture before you get too crazy. Like, where are you going to tie up your new boat? Sightlines columnist Michael Peters laments the latest trend in the real estate market.
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