The Devil Is in the Details — Or Not
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,