The owners had a handful of other specific ideas in mind based on how they had cruised over the years. Because the husband and wife are owner-operators of this 25-knot-top-speed yacht, there are flip-down control stations to each side on the aft deck. They also frequently cruise their home environs of the Pacific Northwest, where the deep water close to shore makes it customary to toss the anchor near land and back up to it. A self-contained, selfdraining compartment in the center of the lazarette holds 300 feet of 3/8-inch stern line on a stainless steel reel. There's a crank as well, so the owners can take up any slack. Queenship made the reel, as well as all other stainless steel work on board, in-house. There are particularly good examples of the owners' experience being paired with that of Queenship when it comes to accessibility of systems. In the engine room, there's four-sided access to the twin 1,000-horsepower Caterpillar C18s, which are also lit from beneath by blue LEDs. Granted, you need to watch your step outboard of the engines, since the steering cooler line is on the starboard side and the hydraulic tank is accompanied by other runs on the port side. But still, everything is accessible, and some yachts 10 to 30 feet larger than Meriweather permit less access to equipment. And in recognition that an engine room can get pretty hot pretty quickly, Queenship custom-made an intake hood to port. Taubeneck says it circulates cool air better, preventing the opposite-side air exhaust from sucking out the incoming air.