Much of the popularity of Starcraft’s EX 23 C SG is traced to its additional starboard gate. Located right in front of the helm, it increases the docking options for those who don’t always pull up portside. That gate isn’t a skinny afterthought, but a full 2 feet 6 inches wide, just like the gate across the aisle. That dimension not only makes it more usable, but it is also wide enough to handle passengers in wheelchairs. Once aboard, though, the comfort and convenience of the Cruise layout seating clearly steals the show. It includes a 5-foot-5-inch-by-1-foot-10-inch sun pad aft, directly behind an L-shaped lounge with over 8 feet of linear seat space. Pivot the helm chair and you’ve got a social floor plan with room for at least half of the boat’s 12-passenger capacity. Forward, parallel lounges stretch over 4 feet, with forward-facing backrests for those who want to stretch out in comfort.