When I can afford it - I will buy a new or newer used one. I paid $650 for this beauty! Made my Summer! It will make a great guest kayak for my Summers on Peaks Island.
I have had this kayak for 5 years now and have never regretted buying it nor ever felt I needed anything more. I have raced in all kinds of conditions and paddled extensively on ocean (Scituate, Cohasset, Hingham, Boston Harbor, Cape Ann, MA, Cape Cod) and have always felt confident with its ability to handle whatever came at me.
It's amazingly light, tracks well, handles well in a cross breeze, knifes through small chop and cuts through large 6' waves easily. Did I mention fast.
If you want one of the fastest boats out there, something that can handle any kind of weather, that tracks well and just needs a little lean to turn and doesn't have a rudder of skeg to get fouled, this is the ultimate boat.