This boat will turn heads weather in the water or on the top of your car. It was designed by Jay Babina to be a very good all around kayak, and I believe he has succeeded. The Outer Island has a Greenland flavor, and although Impex makes it in fiberglass, the vast majority are cedar strip construction. The 2 foot overhangs give an appearance of speed even when standing still, and the 16' waterline is nice for making way, and can be driven by a paddler with average strength an technique. It rolls with ease, but has enough stability to make a paddler feel comfortable after only a few paddles.
This is a very hard tracking boat, but a good lean will bring it around in a few boat lengths. Weather cocking is minimal, and she can surf with the best. Low volume gives the OI that racy look, but it also limits the storage space, and a size 12 foot will be snug.
If you like to go fast and look good doing it, this is the boat for you.