Those bar stools in the cockpit sit in front of a countertop and an electronically actuated window that opens into the galley on the main deck. That’s right, the galley. “We decided to bring the galley back and make it centrally located so it serves the salon, the dinette and the cockpit equally well,” said Matt Guilford, the brand manager for Meridian Yachts. He elaborated that, in the design stage, they all realized that, at every party, people at some point gravitate toward the kitchen. It made sense to put the galley in a prime spot.