What's in a name? Last year Mainship called its Pilot 355 Sedan the Pilot 31; the 2011 moniker more accurately reflects the boat's 35' 5" (10.8 m) max LOA, including platform and pulpit. Whatever you call her, the Pilot 355 is an update of the company’s successful Pilot 30. The new model has a bona fide pilothouse that turns most of the cockpit on the earlier boat into all-weather living space. (The Pilot 30 came in a hardtop version too, but she was still essentially an open-cockpit boat.) By placing the galley and dinette on deck, Mainship opened up more of the cabin below for sleeping accommodations.