This is a big canoe. If you need to haul a big load, this is your boat.
Purchased in 2016 to do the Bowron Lakes chain in BC. We made the right choice. Good to paddle, handled as big a load as we could fit in it, kept up with the other boats in our party just fine, and handled some waves and rough weather without taking on water.
Middle seat is great to bring 3 people, or 2 adults and 2 kids. Remove the middle seat and you can haul an amazing amount of gear.
I really should rate it a 10. I've only used it one season. Maybe next year I'll up it to 10. I have some trips planned with it this summer, we'll see.
Highly recommended big tripper, stable and fast.