Cruising with Tivoli's owner was an instructive experience. After all, who knows the yacht's virtues and peccadilloes better than he does? Her systems, from the dash to gensets, met my offshore expectations, while the decks and crew quarters, each with an en suite head, surpassed those of some larger yachts. My stateroom provided every comfort, including the best sleep I've known on land or sea (thanks in part to Daly Brothers bedding). The owner's suite, with steam shower as well as whirlpool bath, had more than its share. With her second laundry room, flying bridge full of toys and three dining venues, Tivoli seemed to have everything (with the possible exception of an outdoor stair leading directly from the sea to the sundeck's pool).