A wonderful versatile canoe. I have the royalex build. I've also outfieeted it with float bags, a kneeling seat, thigh straps, and knee pads. With this setup I feel I can take this boat almost anywhere. I enjoy the boat on extended flatwater and up to class II whitewater. Though you can get more efficient flatwater boats and drier and more maneuverable whitewater boats, this is an excellent "do everything" boat.