The 55's teak-sole cockpit has wide, bench-style helm seating and a tiered dash with analog instruments, electronic controls and MAN diagnostic panels. While the design includes thoughtful features, such as stowage trays and a glove box, the electronics space is somewhat limited by American standards. There is room for radar, a GPS/plotter and a sounder. A curved seating area abaft the helm has a high-low table with foldout leaves. Stowage beneath the seating is ideal for safety gear. An adjacent console has a sink, an ice maker and a top-loading refrigerator. A top-loader is a great solution, as it keeps refrigerated items from wandering the decks while under way. A sunpad is aft.