I am currently enjoying my 4th season on my Tarpon 160i. This boat is heavy, but once in the water, I love its stability and speed. You don't need to carry a pump, because there is really nothing to fill up. If water does get into the cockpit, it runs back out thru the scuppers. If I should end up in the water, I can get back on. This boat fits my requirements very well, and I highly recommend it.