I have had my 440 for 18 months now, when i picked it up i sailed it to turkey
and it was a lovely 5 week cruise
, i too had a good think about the flybridge and what it would be like under way,having spent plenty of time up there, i assure you it is a fantastic place to be,as far as the sun goes we put up the standard bimini
and it protects half of the 7 or so seats up there.Ok its not ideal when its rough but i used to go inside and helm
from there with the autopilot
, the visibility of the upright windows is second to none,even in the back cockpit
you can keep a good watch through the windows.
If you are buying
your boat to sail around the world then maybe you would want more of a sheltered helm
, but most people use these boats for coastal cruising like me,and spend most nights at anchor
,and for this for the money
there is no better boat.
I had a FP lavezzi
before this boat and i can tell you the build quality of the lagoon is better.