I have had numerous canoes throughout our paddling lifetime. As a durable, easy to paddle, family-friendly there is no equal. You can pile almost as many people and gear into this boat as the vehicle that gets you there. We have been on family river trips where my wife and daughter paddled as my two grandsons spread out and slept in the bottom. I have bought and sold many canoes and kayaks, but this one will never be on the auction block.