There's as much stainless steel here as on any 23.5-foot cuddy we've tested. Aft, on the platform, there's a telescopic stainless ladder so swimmers can easily reboard. When tying a line to the bow cleats, we found a stainless-steel step on the helm station bulkhead. The boarding steps are stainless-steel nonskid plates, and the back of each bucket seat has a security grab handle, and here Doral took another opportunity to add more polished stainless steel. This commitment to quality components will only make owners of the Elite 235 Cuddy more eager to use the boat, and in a variety of water applications.