I have several fishing buddies who do not care for enclosed flying bridges, since they isolate those aboard from the environment. Maybe that's not a bad point, but again, the 57 is designed for cruising comfort. To me, there is an appeal to arriving at your destination without your hair standing stiffly with salt and your skin fried from the sun. Two Pompanette chairs serve the helm, and a settee, television and small refrigerator are abaft. The helm itself is laid out to accept multiple displays, and the engine gauges are easily viewed. Plus, 360-degree visibility allows the helmsman to really see what is going on. Also, the pilothouse almost serves as a secondary, albeit smaller, saloon. The kids can head up top to watch Finding Nemo while the grownups entertain in the saloon and galley area.