I've had my Spitfire a little over a year. It's a great sole canoe for rivers and small lakes. It is fairly stable yet very fast and efficient for such a short boat. I am impressed by the boats durability, as I often paddle shallow rivers and steams where hitting rocks and sticks is common. So far the boat has held up extremely well. This boat though labeled a canoe is really a deckless kayak, you sit on the bottom and use a double bladed paddle. It tracks very well and likes a bit of lean to turn quickly. Of course the lightness makes it easy to carry if you like to paddle where a lot people don't go,especially nice for over 50 guys like me. Overall a versatile boat for smaller water and wilderness paddling where your not exposed to big open water.