That’s not to say the MDX is old-school in its approach. That sun pad features both a rear-facing, multiple-position backrest to transform it into a swim-platform-focused seat, as well as a port cushion that raises to create a sideways-facing lounge. In the cockpit, a portside entertainment center briefly breaks up the seating with a freshwater sink, a pair of cup holders, and storage below. Remove the cushion covering the step to the bow platform, and below the step access is an insulated cooler — or an optional livewell if you plan on baiting a hook. Add the extended swim platform and you’re ready to hang out at the sandbar or gear up for your favorite watersport. The latter crowd will appreciate the in-floor ski locker, with woven matting to protect skis and boards.