Commissioning includes a comprehensive systems check as well as a start-up sea trial. A team of specialists runs every onboard component – one by one – to confirm proper functionality and performance. These systems include fuel, air conditioning, refrigeration, live wells and freshwater washdown. Other major components (depending on the model and options selected) are also operated, such as the bow thruster, Seakeeper, windlass and generator. In addition, an electrician performs a complete electrical check-out prior to start-up. Left: Finish Mechanical Leadman Gene Hawn (blue shirt) and Electrician Luis Rivera carry out the systems check, working at the V-46’s electrical distribution panel just inside the console door. Right: In the machinery room, Gene has removed the cover of the generator so he can prime its diesel fuel system before firing it up.