When you're done skiing or boarding, you reboard from a ladder at the transom. You disconnect the rope at the stern as well. And finally, on Sea Ray's 230 Sundeck, you can put away your ski or board while you're standing on the swim platform. Open the transom hatch and slide the ski or board forward alongside the engine compartment. There's plenty of space -- the locker is nearly 6' long. No more dripping all over the cockpit.
Other highlights include three onboard coolers and a great helm layout that features darkly finished upholstery and cluster-style instruments. What's more, I could comfortably look through the windscreen instead of over it. Scissor-style aluminum hinges that lifted the bottom cushions for the forward lounges exhibited excellent craftsmanship and forethought. Usually, these types of lounges are hinged on the inboard side and you have to lean over them to reach down into the bottom of the locker, a feat most adults can't pull off.