Utility, of course, is every bit as important as coziness (perhaps even more so), and in that vein, two other areas of the interior layout deserve special note. To starboard, the 460's navigation station is exquisitely rendered, with a big desk; a plush, electrically controlled swing-out seat; and an expansive adjacent panel for circuits, electronics, and communications. Likewise, the wraparound U-shaped galley, with its digitally controlled fridge and freezer units, big double sinks, and generous counter space and storage lockers, is equally impressive. The second stateroom and head compartment, located aft and to port, and the saloon forward, with a clever folding dining table and a settee that converts to a third double bunk, if necessary, are also well-designed and executed.
The 460's functionality and ease of operation is beyond skin deep; in fact, if the devil is in the details, this IP must've been thoroughly exorcized. Systems expert Sherman discovered a laundry list of innovations, including the foldout engine-room door exposing the oil and fuel filters and a dedicated secondary electric fuel pump alongside an override switch to facilitate fuel-system bleeding; programmable, dual-output voltage regulators, to isolate and differentiate starting and house batteries; and a crossover battery switch right at the helm station for optimum power management. The list goes on and on.