Sea Ray’s 19 SPX breaks from the brand’s traditional bowrider mold. You see it immediately in the edgier curves and molded style lines gracing the hull, but the bow profile showcases the most functional change. Instead of curving to a point, the deck line sweeps gently around the bow in a rounded arc. Rather than feeling cramped, I could stretch out my legs and not feel like I was playing footsie with a passenger in the opposite lounge. Equally appreciated is the boat’s 8-foot-4-inch beam. It adds precious inches that most competitors lack, and Sea Ray makes the most of them. Rather than a companion seat, the SPX offers a 3-foot-7-inch-wide portside bench. Should you prefer the traditional forward-facing perch, lift the aftmost bottom cushion, remove and stow the forward filler, and add the slide-in backrest. Add the aft bench and you’ve got lounging room for 11 passengers, a total almost unheard of aboard a propeller-powered boat this size. Look out, jet boats.