Yes, we've seen living compartments in bowriders before, as in the Monterey 328 Silver Anniversary edition bowrider ($235,858), just released in Boating in January 2011 (page 32). But access to all its belowdecks features are divided by the walk-through with the berth entry to port and the head entry to starboard. Both are located in the walkway to the bow, at times creating a traffic problem. Aside from that, we can take nothing away from the Monterey's luxury approach, but we give Chaparral the nod on combining living quarters under the "roof" of one comfortable and contiguous compartment with one convenient door. The boat's beauty belowdecks is further enhanced by side windows, leather-grain upholstery and wood accents, such as the Venetian blinds, that give it more richness.