The sleck, stately lines and graceful exterior of the Sun Odyssey contain a wealth of interior space. Her easy helm thoroughbred speed and steady trim mean that even with the spinnaker raised, it is possible to leave driving to the autopilot. The helm console mounted engine controls and instrumentation is within easy reach of both hand and eye. The rigid vang, furler main and genoa are evidence of the quest for hassle-free sailing enjoyment. Top priority goes to living space and comfortable appointments. The teak-lined cockpit (Burmese teak) has been designed around a large table as a fully independent living area leading to the transom extension through a gate. The location of the twin wheels leaves an unencumbered central walkway. Aft, the swim-ladder stows away into its own locker so the extension retains its sleek styling. The backstay is split so as to facilitate cockpit easy access. The sizeable saloon dinette constitutes a plush, family living area capable of accommodating up to ten around the superb central table. The Sun Odyssey 45.1's large master cabin constitutes a spacious, tranquil, light and airy haven offering a degree of comfort demanded for long-haul cruising. An example of this is the separate shower compartment opposite from owner's head.