From the helm seat, several feet aft of the cabin bulkhead, you have command of your course. You also get access and great sightlines to the cockpit, plus you're at the center of the party. To port is an L-lounge that seats five. Just forward of the helm is a solid-surface wetbar with sink. Another faux-stone counter is under the windshield, just beside the companionway, and there's a built-in drink cooler, too. Fiddles here would help, but even so, snacks and drinks are close at hand.
Step down into the cabin onto the wide-plank teak sole. Aft and to port is the master stateroom with its queen-sized berth and flat-screen TV. To starboard is huge head, big enough for a couple to share, with a shower stall complete with a seat. Some might balk at a head this big, which intrudes on the salon. But in my opinion, the head is so important, it should be giant-sized.
In the galley, you'll find a large sink and a stove that slides out of cabinetry. The refrigerator is a stainless-steel drawer. Forward is the convertible dinette, another great innovation. With light streaming in via skylights and hullside windows, accentuating the texture of the ostrich-hide bulkhead coverings, guests sit on a richly upholstered lounge. When a table is required, hit a switch and one rises from the sole, complete with top installed. Ingenious.
SeaVee has a well-earned reputation for ingenuity, as anyone who has ever run its center console boats can confirm. After my test of the 430 SE, I can say that boatbuilding with that attitude works just as well for express boats.
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