Stability is my favorite attribute in this canoe, both initial and while paddling. I can practically lean out and over and the canoe hold me up. The plastic molded seats are comfortable and supportive (more so with an added seat back and seat cushion for long trips). The one item I would like for an improvement is to lower the weight of the canoe. However it is rugged and takes bounces, rock hits well - Note: I paddle on quiet waters not rushing rivers.