Originally Posted by svShearwater
I don't want to pick on the J122 because I like the boat and you are right about the aft seat. It is probably removable like with the J109. Best of both worlds. The garage space is still not my preference. It looks like they added a second head (gasp!) and the storage is accessed only from the cockpit. You can walk into the J120 storage bent over from the galley area and access everything plus the shaft, transmission, water heater, and battery charger without climbing over anything. It's a great feature of the design and I would think many people would prefer that over a 2nd quarterberth or 2nd head.
You can have access to storage also by the by the head and you can skip the second head on the front cabin. That will allow a lot more storage there.
I know so much because I was very interested by that boat that I visited it as soon as it come to the market. Had a long talk with the guys about everything including price, extra tankage, options and stability. I was overall very impressed and the boat entered on my short list I was considering having. The only real problem was price.