I am more or less of a "straight line" kayaker so can't really comment much on maneuverability, since that is more or less irrelevant (to me) when paddling a mile or two out at sea, but the Search tracks great. Love the tankwell storage behind the seat. Easily fit my PFD, drybag and Scupper Pup cart. Would hold a lot more if I needed it. Unlikely I will use the front hatch until I take this thing to Catalina and need some overnight storage.
Love love love this kayak. Good stuff.