The cockpit is particularly commodious for both cruising and racing because it lacks a bridge deck. The navigation station is visible below to starboard.
The companionway doors are very special. The door is a folding door, so it can open and close easily. The door also is divided, so the lower portion can be closed when seas might break into the cockpit.
In addition, the top and bottom can both be lifted off their hinges and stowed below, to get them completely out of the cockpit.