Instrument Approach. Let's take a look at the 35 ZR 009's cockpit, starting with the helm. All the Livorsi Marine instruments were well placed in a dash that had a decidedly sports car-like feel. Even with the Lowrance GlobalMap 5200C chartplotter centrally positioned, I could find all the instruments easily when running at speed. The acrylic windscreen was effective, and the bolster offered comfortable support. I had only a couple gripes. First, the controls were too close to the inwale upholstery; my right hand was constantly rubbing against it while I was running the boat. Second, placing the circuit breaker on the underside of the dash ahead of the driver's legs was a good choice, but having to remove screws to get to the helm rigging is inconvenient. To port, the double-level cooler in the port dash has a shelf so you can keep ice and drinks in the lower wet section and sandwiches dry in the upper half. The steps molded into the cabin hatch make it easy to get on deck, but unfortunately our test model had black steps, which will singe bare feet on a sunny day.