The R302 runs on the Robalo HydroLift hull of its predecessor, the R300, but with a fresh interior, including a new hardtop that integrates with a redesigned console. Striding along the 22-inch-wide walkways beside the helm, I noticed that the powder-coated aluminum uprights for the hardtop recess into the console to create more foot room.
Once at the helm, I appreciated the full-height tempered bonded-glass windshield and optional bonded-glass side windows. On this warm day, I opened the motorized vent at the top of the windshield for fresh air. I found the optional twin flat-mounted Simrad NSS evo2 12-inch multifunction displays were ideally positioned for viewing. My tester came with power-assist hydraulic steering; the wheel was positioned on the starboard side, giving me ample elbowroom, even with a companion sharing the seating. The twin helm seats offer individual flip-up bolsters and fold-down armrests.