Many manufacturers are shifting to outboard-powered bowriders instead of the traditional sterndrive propulsion. This is partly due for cost and ease of maintenance reasons. However, it also breaks up the all-important swim platform area a bit.
If you own or have had experience with an outboard-powered bowrider, let us know what you think of it. Is it better or worse, in your opinion, than a traditional sterndrive model? What do you see as the key advantages and disadvantages, if any.