Boat performs as advertised. Goes fast and straight, holds tons of gear and has great secondary stability. Paddles well solo, which was a pleasant surprise. Hit some rough water in Algonquin this year and boat preformed admirably, little bit of splash for the front paddler but never caused any worries. Portages really well, seems lighter then the 52lbs it weights, maybe it's the yoke that does it. Mine is the regular Kevlar layup with a kneeling thwart.