Hinckley wanted the T48 to serve a variety of masters equally well, but its primary mission is to accommodate a small family or a cruising couple and their guests comfortably. The general arrangement plan has two staterooms, two heads and the galley in the forward half of the hull. The design team has dedicated the after half of the yacht to lounging, dining and socializing, and to balance the exterior’s proportions, it shifted the pilothouse slightly aft. Had it lengthened the house or placed it farther forward, the foredeck and trunk cabin would have been unattractively short. To gain space inside the house and help bring the outdoors inside, the designers drew a curved-glass partition, almost a phantom to anyone who sees the yacht from a distance, and curved-glass doors. When the weather’s warm and sunny, opening the doors and the power-operated side windows, plus the hatches in the overhead, ought to make the house feel as airy as an express-bridge yacht equipped with a soft enclosure.