On the face of it, helm areas aboard Ferretti’s yachts haven’t changed too much, and for good reason. Fashion
has never been allowed to get in the way of sensible ergonomics. The wheel, with that double-F hub, has looked the same for more than 20 years. The shifters and thruster toggles are precisely where they should be: easy to handle for the helmsman, but not where anyone else can accidentally nudge them. A breaker panel is right by the helm too. Both the 550’s main deck and flybridge helms are to port, but below, the shifters and thruster controls fall to the right hand; above, they go to the left hand to ease the docking process.