Maximum interior space combined with styling considerations brings us the giant toe rail compromise. How much can fit in a given LOA? Designers want the largest possible interior space, stylists want a sheer line that doesn't make the boat look too high sided - even more-so when it's a colored hull combined with white topsides. Sea Ray, Silverton, Carver and other production builders have been using this method for years. At least since the early 1990's. It's a part of an evolution over the years from building a boat first with creature comforts coming second, now it's creature comforts first with building a boat coming second.