The 55C also makes use of many engineering and design traits found aboard the 60C and 70C, including frameless side windows and the curvy flying bridge wings and extended deck. Power steering is standard, and it's a gas to throw this beast into a hard over turn with one finger. Helm response is a quick 3 1/2 revolutions, lock-to-lock. The command console is a center pod affair with single lever controls and solid detents you can feel with your eyes closed. Our test boat also had the optional ($30K) Caterpillar Engine Vision System, which incorporates gauge and diagnostic displays. The 8- by 6-inch Star Wars screen is filled with LCD multi-colored bezels that report vital engine functions, but they literally hold the dash hostage by taking up too much space. Plus, the gauges are small and difficult to read at a glance and the steering wheel partially blocks the bottom row of instrumentation from view. In the enclosed wheelhouse of a Hatteras motoryacht, this optional display package would look good. But on an open bridge, I wasn't impressed. To put it into perspective, the VDO fuel gauges on the dash are only slightly smaller than the tachs, and larger than all the other gauges. The idea behind the center pod helm is to minimize clutter and simplify engine monitoring, so I'd recommend analog gauges in this application.