Heavy-duty Dutch doors on either side of the pilothouse open onto the Portuguese bridge and boat deck. The Portuguese bridge provides added security when one needs to step outside in rough weather. The boat deck’s location, up high and aft of the pilothouse, affords more protection in rough weather for the ship’s tender. When it’s time to place the tender in the water, the davit will set it down at the port side of the ship, where it is easily boarded via boarding doors in the cockpit bulwarks, or from the swim platform. Control stations with thruster and engine controls, located on the port and starboard ends of the Portuguese bridge and in the aft cockpit, take much of the drama out of docking and undocking. A set of steps provides access to the boat deck from the cockpit. The foredeck extends for 5 meters beyond the Portuguese bridge. 30 centimeters bulwarks topped with 75 cm high stainless steel railings extending all the way to the bow, ensure a secure working environment. The stainless steel double bow roller holds a 136 kilograms anchor on 121 meters of 13 mm, high-tensile chain. A hydraulic windlass, with two control stations, easily handles anchor retrieval. When the weather is nice, skipper will want to conn the ship from the flying bridge. Sitting a commanding 5 meters above the water, it is easily accessed using a stainless steel ladder on the boat deck or by steps leading directly from inside the pilothouse. The flying bridge is equipped with a full set of instruments and controls. A U-shaped fiberglass settee aft of the helm has seating for four around a teak table. There is also a wet bar and a refrigerator. This will probably be a nice place to hang out and share a sundowner.