Seating and lounging areas on the 290 are well designed. Two bucket seats are at the helm, and a curved settee is abaft. Swiveling the bucket seats aft creates a natural conversation pit. Abaft the settee is a sunpad for two, bordered by drink holders and a stainless-steel rail. The wet bar should make entertaining easy and, on a boat like this, will probably see more use than the galley. The bar has a sink, bottle rack and trash receptacle. A Clarion stereo with CD player, amplifier, six speakers and cockpit remote control should wake up the neighbors.