Holy bow space, Batman. You’ll say that to yourself when you first approach Bayliner’s new VR6, a 22-foot bowrider with the real estate to actually ride in the bow. Bayliner calls it BeamForward design, which keeps the 8-foot beam traveling forward rather than tapering to a fine point as is typical of the genre. The company also built in a higher freeboard both in the bow and the main cockpit, which helps passengers stay secure no matter where they sit on the boat. The bow cockpit also converts to a sun lounge with an optional filler cushion ($250). While carrying the beam forward typically results in converting a runabout to a deck boat, Bayliner does an excellent job of maintaining the sporty lines of the VR6. Along the waterline, the bow still tapers to a V under the deck and, rather than employing the flat running surface of a deck boat, still operates on a steep 20 degrees of deadrise at the transom.