The most significant feature of the 4400 is her arch/hardtop. It is standard, and there are no options, according to Garland. "We offered a soft top option on the 5200 and no one wanted it", he said. Having spent time aboard the 4400, I can understand why. Two 24-inch hatches, an opening windshield section and 16,000 BTUs of air conditioning keep things cool. When closed off with the removable polycarbonate glazing, the area becomes what is essentially an enclosed pilothouse. This is rare on an express boat, and the all-weather environment can make a bad day at sea better. On a steamy summer evening, the lounge area on the bridge can be merged with the cabin for comfortable entertaining.