The center of all the action, of course, is the pilothouse, and here is where this boat really shines. The helm station, starting with the black, electric STIDD helm chair and Glendinning controls, is exemplary: Everything is neat, logical, and nearby. There is great visibility forward and to the sides (and with a TV monitor to see aft) and plenty of space to lay out charts (for those of us who still like the look and feel-and security-of paper), glasses, sunscreen, whatever. On the port side is a curved table seating four or five for socializing, dining, sightseeing or napping (I'd personally opt for all of the above), while behind the helm on the starboard side is a large, luxurious galley with top-of-the-line appliances from Franke, Miele and Gaggenau, granite countertops and double-opening cabinets for easy access and storage. There's lots of counterspace, a full-sized refrigerator, cooktop, conventional oven and microwave-everything you'd have at home, provided you lived in a very nice home. The pilothouse even has a teak and ebony sole, plus large doors on both sides leading to wide sidedecks with Ocean Alexander's signature waist-high elliptical stainless rails (these not only look good, but they also offer a tremendous amount of real and perceived safety and security).