I am relatively new to kayaking and purchased the Zoar Sport to use around local lakes, rivers, and the occasional coastal trip. This kayak tracks very well and is very easy to lean and turn without the rudder. Eventually, I would like a longer and narrower kayak for extended ocean paddling, but for most of my excursions, the Zoar Sport performs admirably. I can Eskimo roll the kayak easily and can enter the boat after a wet exit without using a paddle float. The seat does leave a little to be desired, but I feel the rest of the kayak is well outfitted.