The 208LR offers eight inches of extra cockpit width over the standard-width model it replaced. This translates to extra room inside without adding additional length to trailer. A wide-body design allows for a convenient 15" wide side-entry walkway at the transom, without giving up a lot of sundeck and bench seating space. This makes boarding easier for passengers. From the bow area, you will notice that the wide-body theme continues. The wider bow allows for a companionway entrance, complete with a boarding ladder, anchor locker, and fender storage, all neatly tucked below a non-skid lid. This allows bow boarding when you are beached.