It is quite stable although will capsize if you exceed its COG. It can hold a ton of gear which is a good thing when undecided as to whether to fish, free dive, or just paddle.
I'd prefer a few more padeyes & also place to park my paddle on both sides of the boat; easily rectified will be adding both soon. The rodpod is great- easy stowage of rods & assorted tackle for surf entry/exits. Both hatches seal very well; the boat stays dry inside apart from condensation.
As compared to my wife's Tarpon 12 it is several inches less beamy, more nimble & a good bit lighter to carry. She's not the speediest boat in the world but 3 knots is super comfortable to cruise at even in less than optimal conditions.