The Devil Is in the De­tails — Or Not

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The fit and fin­ish found in the Belize 54 Day­bridge is first-rate and more than com­men­su­rate with the mar­ket niche she tar­gets. Too many Euro-styled—some might say con­tem­po­rary-styled— yachts th­ese days seem al­most to mimic high-end com­mer­cial bank decor, with mitered join­ery cor­ners and ve­neer se­lec­tions and fin­ish that seem not quite nat­u­ral. There is none of that in the 54 Day­bridge, which is re­plete with swept coun­ter­top mold­ings and richly fin­ished solid hard­woods and ve­neers.

From hard­ware to ap­pli­ances, the 54 Day­bridge evinces high qual­ity, dura­bil­ity, and ac­cen­tu­ated util­ity. Miele pre­dom­i­nates in the gal­ley, for ex­am­ple. Nat­u­ral stone and first-qual­ity solid sur­face ma­te­ri­als are used for the more heav­ily used coun­ter­tops.

The yacht I tested was fit­ted stan­dard with a CZone dig­i­tal net­worked elec­tronic con­trol and mon­i­tor­ing sys­tem for all AC and DC equip­ment and on­board sys­tems. The CZone sys­tem is so com­plete that, ac­cord­ing to Chris McCaf­ferty, it can even con­trol the start­ing se­quence of the com­pres­sors for the Dometic di­rect-ex­pan­sion air con­di­tion­ing sys­tem so as to pre­vent any two com­pres­sors from start­ing up at the same time. Which,

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