To ensure the captain can more easily monitor and engage the systems aboard the 242 Limited S, Yamaha developed the Connext helm control system. We found Connext intuitive whether seeking the water depth, checking engine functions or running compass headings. The automatic low-battery warning will prove beneficial during long stints at the sandbar or cove. Daylight visibility of the touch screen proved excellent. As for accommodations this year, Yamaha added 6 inches to the deck’s length, raised the sheer line and reworked the layout with the added space. We applauded the ability to get to the anchor without having to fuss with the bow boarding ladder. The 242 boasts a large head and in the cockpit, the entertainment console features a fold-down host table and beverage center. Swivel the helm chairs to create a conversation pit. The new forward-sweeping arch looks great, as will you, when skippering a 242 Limited S.