As it turns out, there are several good reasons. The aft-deck sun pad sits atop a garage for fenders or an inflatable. When the salon's aft picture window is lowered and its glass-paneled door, electric sunroof and side windows are opened, the entire deck becomes one entertainment area. A fridge, freezer and grill are to starboard, and a U-shaped settee with foldout teak table is to port. The Giebelstadt, Germany-based builder tailors each model for its specific market; the test Bavaria Sport 450 Coupe was built with the American yachtsman in mind, so it has an L-shaped settee forward to port across from the helm. There, owners have a Garmin GPSMAP 7412 touchscreen chart plotter, autopilot, analog and digital gauges, bow thruster and joystick controls. A single-pane forward windshield helps to ensure clear sight lines.