The Mercury Verado 300 proved responsive with integrated power steering. Even with a large crew, acceleration was exciting with power to spare. Sitting at the bow, you could stretch out fully across the beam. The seating area was nearly square with ample fore to aft seating as well. Both the design and the upholstery, our notes reflect, make for a comfy spot. Coaming pockets are richly upholstered and protect stereo speakers and stainless-steel cup holders. There’s a bow boarding ladder and you can access the anchor without disturbing the ladder.