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?