Because of Silverton's SideWalk design, the 43 Motor Yacht has a high exterior profile. Skippers should take extra care when docking in strong winds. The optional bow thruster ($12,260) is a worthwhile option. SideWalk's benefit, of course, is that there are no ladders to climb to access the flying bridge. Stairs lead from the afterdeck to the bridge, and side gates lead to the side stairs. While docking the boat with Shea, I found it easy to pop down from the flying bridge to the side decks and handle lines. The feature will surely please parents with younger kids scurrying over the decks. The swim platform, easily accessed via a staircase, includes a shower, mooring cleats and dockside plug-in.