Accessed through the salon floor, the engine room is quite spacious — even Capt. Matt Beitman and his 6-foot-3 frame could reach all the important ship's systems comfortably. A Seakeeper sits forward of the engines on the centerline, and, as Church says, "I'd never own another boat without one — they work!" Winters reinforces the stringer system on all of his builds, even when a Seakeeper is not requested, just in case an owner might want to add one in the future. Noise reduction was an important build characteristic for Winters, knowing the demands of his clients, so he integrated a Soundown system into the headliner of the engine room. He also built the marine exhaust system with large suitcase mufflers to reduce noise while in the cockpit. These changes paid huge dividends; we heard little noise both inside the salon and cockpit when Morning Star III picked up to run. The Onan generator sat forward of the port engine, with the Cruisair air-conditioning system in the same position on the starboard-side.