While a "cruising" ladder option is a bit less steep, I found the aluminum "fishing" ladder to the flybridge easy to navigate. The pod-style helm and electronics console is one of the best designs I have found on a boat this size. A cast aluminum wheel, side-mount Glendinning single lever controls and analog instrumentation under glass with a stainless steel bezel set the tone. There is enough space for two large electronics displays and an assortment of other electronic goodies, including the electronic engine information displays. Covered console and cabinet space can accommodate additional electronics and gear. Our test boat was fitted with Release Marine tournament-style helm and companion chairs, which are larger than the standard chairs. While there is a bit less room to move around them, they are a worthy option for fishermen. A bench seat forward of the console has a built-in cooler and there is a storage locker just forward. An attractive tournament-style half-tower with a fiberglass hardtop is standard on the 3900. It has molded-in spreader light enclosures, five rod holders and integrated navigation lighting.