Hull number 5 was the first of the semi-custom 56 footers with a deckhouse.
The deckhouse concept with openable side and front windows offers a cosy sheltered cockpit for late dinner or protection when sailing in cold weather conditions.
The yacht had a deck layout more like a mega yacht with the large cockpit intended for use like an outdoor salon, while the living space below deck was kept to a minimum. This layout also offered large storage spaces. Judel/vrolijk & co designed this deck layout bearing in mind the fact that this boat was to be used for single-handed cruising. The keel draft was 2.7m, which allowed entering shallow harbours.