Real-life situations are at the core of the development of NauticStar's latest flagship bay boat. We found it full of every feature a serious angler could want -- two livewells, a fish box, storage for 16 rods, dedicated tackle tray storage, vast casting decks, you name it. But what stood out in our walk-through were things like a special compartment for the five-gallon "catch-all" bucket every angler uses (but which usually gets stuffed into the console) and an anchor locker holding a standard anchor. The deluxe leaning post sits in front of a stainless-steel footrest, and the boat uses so many angles and cavities for storage that it allowed the designers to drop the forward casting deck down a few inches. This forms a higher lip around the gunwales for more security when casting from the huge deck.