I find it to be plenty stable even for my 200+ pound weight, very maneuverable, and also very dry. The Probe would plow through waves, but the Ovation will ride over them. I haven't explored the ghost chine yet, but it seems that should enable quick turning.
Due to its length and very blunt bow and flare, it isn't a fast boat. However, I don't find it to be much slower than the Probe which is almost 2 feet longer.
I'm 200+ pounds and find that the boat handles better with more weight than that. A light person may find this boat to be a little too big.
The one knock on the boat is that it's not very fast which is ok on moving water, but not so great in the flats.