The forward gate is to starboard, not centered, making it easy for the driver to watch the boat coast up to the dock for pickups. With no center gate forward, the port seating becomes a huge L-shape arrangement. Those seats, and all seats throughout, are the classy pillow-top variety without the rolls and excess stitches that dominate pontoon interiors. The seat bottoms are extra wide to provide more thigh support, and if this impedes the traffic area, we didn't notice. We sat up front taking in the tunes fed by Sanpan's 11-speaker amphitheater sound system, which in our opinions is perhaps the best in this boat category.