This kayak is 10 years old, have enjoyed every minute of ownership. This kayak has been all over the Florida Keys, Florida Panhandle, and makes a river trip every week on Mississippi rivers. Don't fish, but bought the angler model (only one they had), but added a lot of extras for my hobbies...diving, snorkeling, camping, etc. I've added extra hatches, extra cleats, cushioned seat, and anchoring system to make it efficient and enjoyable. This unit transports well, on SUV or truck rack...easy to handle...keep unit in garage when not in use...other than a few scratches...looks like new. excellent unit.