The entry to the cabin and head compartment is in the port console. The head is expansive and private because it’s belowdecks. Cabin headroom is compromised by the walk-through to the bow, but the berth will do for an overnight away from home port. Our test boat was rigged with Joystick Piloting, Active Trim, and the full suite of Mercury SmartCraft features that make the most of Verado outboards. This boat returns almost identical performance and economy to the 760 hp sterndrive Horizon 350 we tested, but it is much quieter: just 79 dBA at 4,500 rpm cruising speed compared to 90 dBA for the sterndrive boat at 3,500 rpm. The performance of these sophisticated outboards is felt but not heard.