I do like that the 232 Gulfstream has a 9'3" beam whereas the 228 Seafarer only has an 8' beam. Which the 228 was wider as my 21' Arima only had an 8' beam and the cockpit area seemed a bit narrow with two larger people sitting shoulder to shoulder.i really like the gulf with the twins on it. the lack of a transom door is a zonk but not a big one. the extra beam is the ticket. nice cockpit.