My test revealed that this boat is as much a dayboat as it is a cruiser. Topside, there's a long, flat cockpit so the largest crew possible can enjoy the ride and the fun. Below, there's a head, galley, and V-berth providing roomy overnighting for two. But the V-berth converts into an aft-facing sofa by way of clever hinging. I'd leave it set this way - I'd prefer to use the area to wait out a shower rather than spend the night. In fact, I'd bet that most boaters who choose this boat would leave the berth in its sofa configuration most of the time. There's an aft cabin with a twin berth, but the 290 Sundancer's low, sleek freeboard means headroom is nil. Relegation as stowage is likely, despite the convenient center entry.