In the bow cockpit, forget the traditional V- or U-shape bench layout. Instead, Chaparral mixes things up with an L-shape bench to port and across the bow, and a separate, forward-facing seat to starboard. The design is reminiscent of the standard in luxury bowriders, such as Cobalt's A28 ($132,138 powered like our test boat), and provides a more secure perch for those who prefer not to kick their feet up or be forced to ride sideways. When combined with Chaparral's standard side-mount table, you can even fashion a starboard dinette. Both primary seats feature a subtle recline in their forward-facing console backrests, along with flip-up armrests and a scallop below the ol' buttisimo for comfort. The port bench rises lengthwise on a sturdy, articulating hinge to pivot fully out of the way for access to the finished stowage below. At the bow, a through-hull anchor and optional windlass ($2,306) shined with form and function. A rollover navigation light and pull-up cleats eliminate any worry about a snag or stubbed toes.