After months of research I chose the Pungo 100 for my first boat. Although I was worried about being able to load it onto my car top myself , the dealer had me practice load a floor model onto a Yakima rack system set up in the store, using the "boatloader" accessory. worked like a charm. Also had good feedback from the paddler.net message boards. I was looking for a stable boat with roomy cockpit to take a grandchild with me, as well as a durable construction that could take a few knocks. Phase 3 seating is SO comfortable, and there's a good size hatch. Foot pegs adjust easily. for a short boat, she cruises! Even if I "move up" as they say, I'll keep my Pungo in the family! I demo'd a bunch of boats and took my time deciding; am very happy!