The main saloon is huge; in fact, it will require careful maneuvering to make your way from the companionway forward when at sea, but fortunately, there are full-length overhead handholds. The designers have maximized the beam by pushing the interior components outboard. The result is an airy, spacious saloon with sumptuous settees and elegant chairs rimming a lovely teak table to starboard and a minibar to port. The trade-off is in storage; for a 54-foot boat, storage is only adequate, especially considering the bulky items that passagemaking requires. Nice touches including foldaway shades, recessed halogen lights, superb ventilation with 12 opening hatches, lateral overhead windows for natural light, and even a handy coffee table contribute to the overall ambiance. The C-shaped galley is to port of the companionway, but beware of the step down. There's plenty of counter space, more than in most small apartments, and it's encircled by a handsome fiddle. In true French style, most of the amenities for preparing great meals are standard. You can access the large 12-volt refrigeration/freezer from the top or through a front-loading door. There's a stainless-steel microwave and a four-burner stove/oven with a crash bar that can also support a harness. Food storage is outboard, in decent-sized lockers, while the cutlery is housed in drawers below the sink.