The Garcia Exploration 45 Compared to the Boréal 47—Part 2, Deck and Cockpit

Deck of the Garcia.
In Part 1 I compared the rigs of the two boats. If you have not yet read that, please do so now with particular attention to the disclosure that the piece starts with.
Like Part 1, this article will not only help those considering buying one of the two boats, but also anyone looking for any boat to go offshore.
Now let's move on to the deck layout and cockpit.

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John was born and brought up in Bermuda and started sailing as a child, racing locally and offshore before turning to cruising. He has sailed over 100,000 miles, most of it on his McCurdy & Rhodes 56, Morgan's Cloud, including eight ocean races to Bermuda, culminating in winning his class twice in the Newport Bermuda Race. He has skippered a series of voyages in the North Atlantic, the majority of which have been to the high latitudes. John has been helping others go voyaging by sharing his experience for twenty years, first in yachting magazines and, for the last 18 years, as co-editor/publisher of AAC.

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