This boat is fantastic! The longer 16ft hull paddles straight and covers water more quickly and smoothly that any other I've used...and that's quite a few. It is also super stable and dry with it wide hull and curled raised lip around the large cockpit. I take it on some fairly big water in pretty good chop and it does much better than I ever expected, though I wouldn't chance it in any major Whitecaps by any means. All this and I can still slip in and hide in about anything easily with the super shallow draft. Super lightweight at 45lbs for the kevlar and about 60lbs for the fiberglass, and will easily haul 600lbs. I have a bad hip and built a raised seat platform out of PVC that made it easier for me for long trips on the water. Never had a need for a motor, and for fishing and covering water something like the Hobie pedal system kayaks will cover more water, but for duck hunting shallow backwaters, marshes, and lakes I haven't found anything better. Again I absolutely love these boats.