Boat model lexicon is often alphabet soup, but the double suffix appended to the Captiva 226 I tested is nothing to stew over. XL stands for extra long cockpit, which is easily seen by swiveling 'round in the plush helm chair, or felt by loading the boat with crew and gear. It's a "cab forward" design, wherein more of the overall length is apportioned aft of the windshield, increasing space for socializing and providing more comfortable group seating by virtue of the U-lounge made possible by the extra length. So, the bow lounge is cramped, right? Nope. Rinker molded this new boat with a fuller, wider bow. The result is great legroom when seated and more space than that in many competing models.