I know there has been discussion around this all new boat from Mike and the boys, but I don't believe there's been enough. This boat deserves way more hype. So call me the hype-master, but here's my take on it now that We've got one.
First off, WOW seeing the exterior of this boat in person is very cool. The pictures somehow just can't do it justice. Maybe it's the angles we've seen, maybe it's because they've all been on those yard dollies in the build pictures. The overall stance of it is cool. I think it's lines are better off shown in the water, all of the angles just make sense.
Next you'll notice the interior is a rapid departure from the 21's and 23's. If you've seen the 24, you more or less get the idea. All of the upholstery is cushier with more foam, Almost every seatback is sculpted to find a perfect place for your back, seats are firm, and supportive, buy yet very plush feeling. This boat has a world class interior, easily able to duke it out with others in it's category.
I'm tall (6'4") So naturally I felt it in the 21. I wasn't uncomfortable, but i just felt big. The 22' for me is 100% perfect at the helm, or in any other seat, including the bow, which gains 7" in length from front to back, 44"-21 51"-22. Also keep in mind the seatback cushioning is nearly twice as thick.
Knee clearance in the dash area is up big time from 17" to 20"
Interior Depth Measurements-
bow floor to top of seat leanback cushion- 21 tomcat 27", 22 tomcat-31"
Ob. seat- floor to top- 21 Tomcat 29", 22 Tomcat 33"
Rear Seats- floor to top- 21 tomcat 27", 22 Tomcat 34"
So in a nutshell, this boat is 3" deeper on the inside. Somehow it FEELS like so much more.
More to come...