Bertram also rethought the engine and machinery spaces aboard. Knowing the boat would be largely owner-operated, everything from plumbing to electrical systems was simplified wherever possible. To provide easy access, the machinery space was split in two: The area forward of the cockpit, under the saloon, contains only the two main engines and related components, like fuel systems and sea strainers, while the area aft, beneath the cockpit, houses the generator, air conditioning compressors, and various pumps and machinery. Large cutouts in the bulkhead between these two spaces allow inspection and access outboard of the engines. Huge gasketed hatches in the cockpit and cabin soles can be unbolted and removed in just a few minutes when needed. Bertram also carefully considered fuel placement, opting to locate 540 gallons of fuel in one tank just ahead of the engines, a central location that ensures a consistent running angle as fuel is consumed.