I have been shopping sportfish lately. A friend of mine viewing a couple boats with me is a longtime boater and indicated to me that he is not a fan of ladders to get up to the bridge. He mentioned his father in law and brother in law both fell on their old family hatteras ladder-no alcohol involved. I would probably prefer stairs like a sedan bridge but even stairs have danger. I never really thought much of it but we are still young and mobility is no issue. We have children but both the ladder and stairs have issues we will accommodate with as the children get bigger. I can block off the ladder easier than I can block off a set of stairs. Is there a real systematic issues of people falling off sportfish ladders?