This is the most stable canoe I have ever been in. The fiberglass body is very light and I can pick it up and place it on the roof of our CRV by myself. It maneuvers easily, handles large waves very well, and just glides through smooth water. I can fish from it, enjoy a picnic lunch, stop at a beach for a swim and not worry about exiting or entering. We used ours in WI from many years and now enjoy it on Cape Cod. This is a well balanced canoe with plenty of room for two people to enjoy a full day on the water.