I have to re-do my interior... this winter probably. I am going to have to re-do the rear seat regardless, but based on my space (17' closed bow jet) I might have to do the cocktail seating arrangement to fit 6 peeps. I have 68 inches of width across the inside, so I have tons of room but that is only about 3.5 adult butts across if I do a single rear bench (facing forward). If I do cocktails they would be 42 inch long each, still with a lot of legroom. If I do single rear bench I can only sit 3 on it and they will have rediculous legroom and plenty of thigh/hip room.
I want room for 6 adults. But I would prefer a forward facing rear seat. Any thoughts? Wake boat style bench seating in a U or L shape? Maybe make the rear bench wrap around the engine cover into a sortof W shape? I have to make an engine cover (or complete hatch) anway so that is not much additional pain.