It is comparable to a Old Town Disco 169, but with a few noticeable differences. First of all, this boat is very well made, much like the Old Towns of yore. The quality blows the newer Old Towns out of the water. The Poly blend is a little stickier and more pliable feeling compared to the harder old town blend. The Northfork also has a shallower shape than the disco 169. The sides in the middle are pretty close to the water in comparison. Much easier for waves to get over the sides. It also has an extra thwart, so you can't flip your boat and paddle backwards like in a disco. Mine has nice lowered webbed seats, which are great for staying stable.
Overall, very nice quality, but I slightly prefer an older model old town 169.