The exterior lines were drafted by Alberto Mancini of AM Yacht Design. He wanted to emphasize style with an high-performance car influence. The interior focuses on the central helm structure. The separate captain’s and navigator’s seats have a carbon look, and the center console features Garmin touch-screen controls. The helm features dual monitoring stations that interface with navigation screens. There’s also an iPod docking station that controls a multizone sound system for all the areas of the boat. Behind the two captain’s and copilot’s seats are four passenger seats. A power glass roof opens to let in the sun and closes when things turn ugly. Like the R42 the 44GT has a sliding aft hatch that encloses the cockpit and hides away in the engine compartment. If you want to overnight, the bow has a large sofa that converts into a berth, and there’s a galley with everything you’d need for a weekend aboard. Finally, the head has abundant headroom, with a rain-style shower.