A gate and two steps lead down to the swim platform, mounted atop the extended hull and topping a huge utility lazarette, accessible via a gasketed power-lift hatch. The Cablemaster shore-power cable bin and drive are located here, as are the two independent ZF rudder actuators (there is no tie bar between the two). This electronically controlled system allows the steering to be programmed in a number of ways. Ferretti, for example, uses it to provide differential steering, with the inboard rudder turning more than the outboard one in a turn to better track the water flow without unnecessary drag. The steering also stays where you set it at engine speeds up to 1,800 rpm, but self-centers upon releasing the wheel above that point as a safety feature.
The Lofrans capstans, double bitts and roller fairleads at the stern are mounted thigh-high for stoop-free docking. Docking is further eased by full-length side decks, guarded by bulwarks topped with sturdy stainless-steel rails that incorporate spring-line cleats. Forward, Lofrans chain windlasses, mounted on an easy-to-clean recess in the teak deck, are complemented by substantial bitts, chocks and fairleads. The afterdeck has a table with chairs and settee, while the foredeck has a sun pad flanked by safety rails.
Topside, the flying bridge also has a sun pad, this one forward of the amidships helm. Abaft the helm is a large U-shape dining area to starboard, with a triple-section table for easier access to the middle seats. A snack bar, with sink, stowage, a small Isotherm refrigerator and the Gaggenau grill mentioned earlier, lies to port. The Bimini top folds into the radar arch when not deployed. Aft, a Besenzoni davit stands ready to handle the tender.