In profile, the M5’s swooping rub rails mimic a broken sheer line to create a sense of traditional streamlining. turn 90 degrees to bow or stern, however, and angles overcome curves to add a touch of machine modern. More important than looks, however, is function. And in this department, the designers certainly hit the long ball. The broad bow area creates entertainment options. depending on how you configure the filler cushions and removable table, it can become a conversation pit, partial or full sun pad, twin observers’ seats or a forward dining area. There are storage compartments in all the expected places — and many are large. Prime examples are the fully finished locker forward of the helm and the upscale treatment of the changing room/ head in the port console, which is amply sized for adults and can be plumbed with a full VacuFlush toilet and holding tank.