Our test boat was equipped with the Sea Ray Navigator III system, as well as a Raymarine radar/chart plotter. As has become popular, the large displays associated with these systems were located center stage on the dash, and engine electronic displays were overhead in the cheap seats. While the logic of this arrangement is reasonable, it took me a few minutes to find my way around. Sea Ray's efforts to simplify the complexities of operating a 55-footer also include the latest update of the power management system that the company introduced last year. A central programmable touchpad controls the electrical panel; presets start and stop the generator and switch service from ship to shore, all with a push of a button. The transition is so fast that electronics, such as TVs that would normally shut off, remain online. While the system has been proven on other Sea Ray models, a conventional panel with breakers is near at hand. In terms of systems, the more traditional meat and potatoes are found in the engine space accessed from a hatch in the cockpit. Once inside, I found plenty of room to move about the MANs and the 21kW Onan generator. Other equipment also appeared accessible, and I was pleased to spot a bank of air-conditioning condensing units-a better choice than noisy package units hidden beneath berths.