Jrd22, you can have a joystick and a throttle and shift to neutral or reverse command, similar to the one that you have outside. Sorry if I was not clear. That's an option, but lots of people mounts them. If you are going to use the boat in bad or cold weather makes all the sense
Regarding grab rails, on the Nordship 38 saloon picture, look at the main table and to the chart table. There are also lots of places where the wood is worked to form an handrail, but you cannot see it on the picture. But this is the kind of boat where if you are not satisfied with the ones that are provided, they will put them where you want them. The owner of the boatyard is also the boat designer and a very enthusiastic sailor that is proud of his work and of his boats. He is a very nice guy that makes a point into satisfying clients in all their needs.