I bought the Sea Ghost in the summer of 2015 and to my knowledge the 2016 model is unchanged. My criteria for choosing a fishing kayak were as follows. I wanted 12-13 foot length, sturdy, stable, comfortable with plenty of storage above and below decks and recessed rod holders. I also wanted the price to be under $1,000. Not only did the Sea Ghost have all of this but it also came with a paddle and rudder. The rudder is a huge accessory and would cost about $200 to add to other kayaks. I did upgrade the seat through Vibe for an additional $89 and I highly recommend that.