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Like the Coronado, it appears that they pushed the cabin out to the hull, so you don't have a side deck which can be a real inconvenience.
I'd say side decks are a necessity. My boat has a cabin pushed out to the rail. Climbing up and on deck every time I need to go forward in anything but comfortable weather would be down right scary.
That may be part of the magic 30 ft number because you've got decent size side decks and foredeck.
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