The R200 also includes two fold-down jumpseats built along the transom — the most comfortable, if not the driest, seats on a cruise. A standard oval-shape, blue-interior 15-gallon livewell sits in between them. These are all great amenities, but they do eat into the limited cockpit space of a 20-footer. Do you want comfort or roominess? I’ll take the comfort here.
Fighting fish won’t be a problem, not when you factor in the standard coaming bolsters and recessed toe rails. The gunwale tops are 10 inches wide around the boat, creating a great nonslip step so you can board from bow to stern. The console has 5 feet of headroom, deep for a 20-footer. A portable MSD is optional, and this head compartment has a hanging rack for your PFDs or wet clothing.
How does it run? With the Yamaha F150, just great. We topped 44 mph, carved safe turns at 30 mph and outran a storm through nasty bay chop on test day. We encountered minimal spray during the transit.
Comparable model: Trophy 1903