One of the more striking aspects of the 69-footer is its flush deck, a decision, according to Fauth, that wasn't brain surgery. "They really don't give you very much," says Fauth. When the boat heads offshore, a hood will be installed to keep the belowdecks area dry. The absence of a doghouse also made it easier to install a more effective inhauler system. The system developed for Bella Mente features two hydraulic rams per side, one for inhaul, one for outhaul, allowing the trimmers to set the sheeting angle precisely on either side. Once one side is set, the other side automatically matches the setting.