The mainsheet track is just ahead of the twin pedestals while the two sets of sheet winches are well positioned along the coamings.
While the Raymarine plotter was somewhat hidden under the coaming in this layout, in another arrangement it could be on the pedestal.
Sail controls are laid out with hydraulic Harken winches beside the helms while the mainsheet track is neatly enclosed between the helms, running out from the coamings
to the winches either side.
The steerer can comfortably sit out on the broad, smooth coamings to watch the telltales and when healed over foot chocks offer good support; while the walkway between helms is clear.
Shallow lockers on either coaming offer unusual but useful storage, probably intended for iPads or other tablets - increasingly popular aids for navigation.
Wide cockpit seating and similarly proportioned coamings
reflect the ample beam of the 495.
The engine and hydraulic backstay controls are in the coamings
on the starboard side.
The secondaries--Lewmar 46s--are on the coamings
alongside the helmsman.
The cockpit is long, wide and comfortable, with good angles and depths on the coamings
and cockpit sides.
So they do have coamings
and smaller cockpits (as required by the cruiser/racer rules) but the coamings
have big cut-outs around the winches, and the cockpits well forward so the cabin is apparently no larger than that of a race boat.
The cockpit crew sit on well-shaped coamings
with every control nearby.