This should be fun! I'll get the topic started with my previous boat, the 99 290. Loved that boat for all that it did for the size of the boat, gangways to access the bow (I leave canvas forward of the radar arch up 24/7 so a walk thru windshield doesn't cut it for me - and I upgrade the canvas windshields to polycarbonate so you really don't want to be taking the sections in and out). The Admiral started hating the cockpit layout - not having a forward facing seat while underway so bye bye 290. Hello 340! I had been researching boats all last winter (and had a few months down due to surgery so had extra research time) and kept coming back to the 2003 and newer 340's. Found the right boat and got her last summer. We typically day boat and occasionally destination cruise so it's mostly just two of us on the boat and a few guests now and then. Always just us two sleeping on the boat. Underway, we love the 3 cockpit forward facing seats that allow 3 or 4 to hang out up front and chat. And my upgraded polycarbonate windows make the cockpit forward and lateral views totally transparent and it feels so open and airy. The Salon is roomy, open and airy yet nice and private for sleeping with curtains closed. The gloss cherry wood is rich and timeless. Aft couch/berth is great to hang out when someone is sleeping or napping in forward berth. Nice gangways make bow, anchor and forward cleat access a breeze without affecting cockpit activities. Aft cockpit seating with table is great for meals or happy hour or just hanging out. The (gorgeous black) hull is fast, efficient and seakindly in a wide range of conditions, and you really only need tabs for lateral trim. And, those twin 8.1's with V drives are fantastic. So, for how we use the boat, I think the layout and design makes the 340 one of the best Sea Ray designs. I also like the current 450 and 580 Sundancers as they are bigger and sweeter versions of the same basic concept! Last but not least: My boat gets so many compliments every where we go! I sure like that!