Of course, a sacrifice must be made to gain so much fishing space. Here, it was the cabin. The McKee Craft's cabin is about the size you'd expect to find on a 24' express, with a simple V-berth, head, and basic stowage. The helm deck is also smaller than those found on many similar boats, with helm and passenger's chairs that are farther forward than normal. That means that when the seas kick up, it's not as comfortable to be sitting on the helm deck as it is to sit aft. The captain's comfort level could be boosted by swapping the roto-molded seats on our boat for ladder-backs with armrests, too. This design also means there's no helm deck L-settee, common to this size and type of boat. And thank goodness for that-it's nearly impossible to sit sideways in those seats as the boat runs, anyway. Besides, the livewell unit located just aft of the helm chair was cushioned on top to provide extra seating, and the sink and tackle stowage station was also useful for this purpose.