The black helm won't reflect in the big single-pane windshield and features accessory switches arrayed in a row across its top, an arrangement we first saw aboard the 420 Outrage (Boating's 2015 Boat of the Year). We liked it then, and since it returns here, we bet Whaler owners have given this the thumbs up too. Two large Raymarine screens occupy the area directly in front of the skipper, providing the information and control for navigation, communication and entertainment. The rightful inclusion of a magnetic compass made me smile. The helm seat fits two people and swivels 180 degrees to face aft when in port. Abaft is a second doublewide seat with a flip-flop backrest so it can face the swiveled helm bench or also serve as cockpit seating. Beside these seats are two counters, one containing a sink, against which a pair of crew could stand and lean, well-braced. In short, five crew can join the skipper comfortably in the helm area.