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Advantages & Disadvantages of a raised quarterdeck?

Seen a number of boat designs that include the aft deck being raised across the whole width of the boat. I believe it may also be referred as the poop deck. Have included a couple of photos that show the design feature I'm referring too. Quite like the feature, principly as it makes the back cabin very large and spacious, which is a feature the Admiral is looking for. However I am sure there must be some disadvantages as it appears a raised cabin trunk that does not go across the whole width of the boat is more common (ie see the photo of my boat in my profile to see what I mean).

Advantages I can see include

- larger back cabin
- raised position for better view forward
- better protection from waves
- good entertaining area

Disadvantages I can think of include:

- added wind resistance
- added height above the water making recovery / boarding dinghies harder
- extra step to trip over

Anyone have any other comments / advantages / disadvantages?


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