Tiara skillfully brought “bright and cheery” into the F44 salon. First, you enter from the aft deck via center-opening, heavily framed, tempered-glass and stainless-steel doors, which create a broad entryway, opening the salon to the cockpit seating. We think this combination of the indoors with the out-of-doors will prove a boon to entertaining. Along the port side was a wine cooler on our test boat, then two short steps to an L-shaped lounge that wraps around the forward bulkhead ending at the stateroom companionway. A table with flawless satin folds open or closed as space demands. This raises and lowers to serve either coffee or supper. A buffet with sink along the port side is flanked by another settee reaching to the forward bulkhead. A flat-panel TV is suspended above in its dedicated cabinet, and there is a double-drawer refrigerator and freezer below.