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Center cockpit or aft cockpit?

You will find very few center cockpit boats in that size range. Center cockpit boats "generally" have smaller salons and smaller cockpits but bigger aft cabins. Overall though, interior volume will be less in a center cockpit boat. If you are experiencing a wet ride gouing to weather you will also be much closer to the "action". I once chartered a 40'' center cockpit boat and found it would be unuseable without the dodger. You are as close to the bow as you would have been on a 25'' boat.In my opnion they don''t start to look good until they hit 43'' to 45'' and above. It also makes docking a chore for two people since it is very difficult to assit with line handling from the cockpit.
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