The boat being 23.7" wide moves very well through the water yet does not feel loose. The Cockpit is tight and secure. The Tribute handles well in heavy swells but should be used with a spray skirt in those type of conditions. The boat has very good lines and is like a sports car on the water.
The only problems I have found are, the front hatch allows a small amount of water to pass (small amount, drops not cups) into the front compartment and the gel-coat is a bit thin.
It is a shame Perception no longer makes the 14', but if you have small feet (I am a size 8 a 10 may have some problems) don't intend to carry the contents of your refrigerator with you on your overnighter and you are fortunate enough to find one left in stock, buy it, you will not be disappointed.