The standard throttle/shifter arrangement on the Explorer 57 is with controls both in the pilothouse and in a foldout unit in the cockpit, but this owner selected the Morse KE-4 system that provides plug-in controls at various points around the yacht. The engineroom, as you might have guessed, is finished to the highest standards and is a benchmark to which many other builders should aspire. Soundown was consulted on noise and vibration reduction, and the decibel numbers recorded during the test show how successfully that was achieved. In fact, the Explorers have always proven to be exceptionally quiet in spite of having solid teak-and-holly cabin soles, rather than carpeting which muffles noise. Twin 20 kW Northern Lights generators have the same provenance as the Luggers, and were neatly installed in sound boxes. For quiet at anchor, a 4,000-watt sine-wave inverter can handle many electrical needs without starting a genset.