Of the 29 boats we tested, seven were designed with a cabin house thats raised to bring light into the main saloon and provide virtually 360-degree visibility from below. Well discuss three later, in the category of luxury cruisers. Of the other four, the Tayana/Vancouver 460 Pilot is the only pilothouse in the traditional sense of having mechanical steering from the cabin. The Farr 50 Pilot House, designed by Bruce Farr and built in Sweden to specs from Boat Sales International in England, has an autopilot joystick at the nav station below; otherwise, its more akin to the boats called "deck saloons." The North Wind 50 is an ICW-friendly center-cockpit sloop built by a Barcelona yard thats been around since 1973. Finally, the Sparkman & Stephens-designed Stellar 52 Center Cockpit was built in Taiwan to specs from Stellar Offshore Yachts in Washington state.