The unique feature on the DSB 8.50 is the choice for 2 cabin/deck versions:
- The Long Cabin provides a generous roof cover and very good side shelter for people working on deck. It has good deck access from the water via 2 doors at the transom. A davit can support a diver entering the deck.
- The Short Cabin features a good deck cover and an optional full canvas screen to protect the deck. It has a diving hatch with ladder to port for deck access. This version can also have the optional davit to support a diver entering the deck.