1. Coffin fishbox with extra livewell. Box is good for leaning on to help keep you in place when it's rough.
2. Cockpit sole is one level. No step up to bow area. Waist-high gunwales.
3. Small foredeck, just big enough for an anchor locker. Short anchor pulpit makes rode handling faster and easier when changing spots. No windlass, which fouls lines and takes up deck space. Use your arms for hauling, it's good for you.
4. Coaming bolsters all the way around.
5. Low-profile recessed bowrail.
6. Toe rail or toe recess all around.
7. Pull-up cleats. Fixed ones tangle lines.
8. Rodracks in console sides. Now that the head is gone.
9. Big electronics flat. No curvy dash or funky angles. Just flat fiberglass for flush mounting.
10. Deckboxes large enough for a 300-pound tuna.
11. Rocket launchers.
12. Chart tube.
13. All fishbox, baitbox, and livewell hatches insulated.
14. Minimum 50-gallon livewell, rounded and lit, with two pumps.
15. Rigging station with cutting board, knife/pliers/rig holders, leader holders, bait reefer or chill box, and multiple tackle stowage drawers.
16. Lockable rod stowage, rod/gaff/mop racks, under gunwale.
17. Downrigger-ball holders.
18. Transom door.
19. One big engine in a small well, leaving room on each side. More engines take up too much room.
20. Raw-water high-pressure washdown. No freshwater washdown. Use the extra tankage space for more fuel.
21. Dedicated space for chum and cast-net buckets.
22. Big scuppers quickly clear off lots of water and fish parts when washing down.
24. Prewired for electric reels/downriggers.