Sun pads were once a given in the bowrider/deck-boat market, but boats like the SCX 240 I/O are breaking the mold. Instead of a boxy enclosure aft, Starcraft keeps things open and sleek, with a walk-through transom and bench. The stainless-steel transom gate features a clear acrylic door. Directly behind, a mirror-image bench faces the boat’s wake. The latter makes a great spot to gear up for skiing or boarding, as well as offers a comfortable place for socializing at anchor. Miss that sun pad? Lower both bench’s shared backrest, and you’ve got a wide-open spot to catch the afternoon rays.