Since this review, Glacier Bay boats have been folded under the parent World Cat umbrella, and going forward will be known as Glacier Bay Edition. Design, materials and construction will not change.The new 2690 carries many of the features of a tricked out 2685 as standards. She is built for long range cruising and will be very comfortable, even in the chilly climates of the Alaskan frontier. The Alaskan enclosure creates a water tight cockpit you can enjoy, even when it is inclimate outside. Foam filled double hulls help insure an extra margin of safety and security. Even with the full enclosed cockpit, you still have an aft deck for working fish and crab pots with ease.