Our canoe is the Kevlar red LeTigre weighing in at about 44 lbs. My wife and I are in our 50's and this is easily managed by by either one of us. However a breeze with both of us getting on or off the van. Handling and stability is a dream. Never felt more secure in heavy boat chop as we found ourselves on a recent Saturday. The shallow arch and tumblehome at the ends which transitions to a flat bottom and straight sides is a great design. It rides up and over the waves keeping my wife dry and happy. I would absolutely purchase this canoe again but fortunately this will last us our lifetime.