Hi all - After seeing this in person at FLIBS 2016 I still am not sure of why it is done and it is bugging me. Does anyone have an explanation why some of the newer designs from the Ferretti group have the foremost bow section in a separate piece? Examples below Ferretti 850 Riva Florida 88 There appears to be sealant in the join, with some attempt to colour match. Why it is not faired in and made invisible is part of the puzzle. My thoughts are along the lines of the design aiding infusion of the hull (no point to fill) while at the same time creating an integrated crash bulkhead. I will be interested to hear what others think.