Given the chance, any kid from 4 to 18 will rush to the forward seating area in a bowrider. It's where you feel the wind and get to see where you're headed before anyone in the cockpit does. But having passengers up front while underway makes it challenging for drivers to see over them. Baja considered this when designing its 277 Islander. I'm 5'8" (around average height for 16-year-old boys) and the bow was so deep, I sank up to my armpits. During my sea trial on the boat, I had an adult sit up front on the starboard side and I could easily see over him. Not only is the bow deep, it's comfortable. The bottom cushions pick up to provide bent-knee support when you stretch out. The lounges are also easy to deploy, always a plus. The forward locker features a clip designed for a Danforth-style anchor.