Our boats have what is known as either a semi traditional or cruiser stern.
The cruiser stern (pictured left) gives you an open back deck, with room for a number of people to stand.
The semi trad (pictured below) gives a smaller rear deck with a seating area which can be enclosed with doors.
Which type of stern you choose is down to personal preference. Some people like having the larger deck for a number of people to congregate on, whereas others like the seating in the semi trad, which can also be good for keeping dogs and children in a defined area.