This is a great craft for beginners or those who want to relax on a lazy lake. It is not difficult to turn, but its 17 feet of length requires you to work for it. It is made of polyethylene which gives it some weight (A strong, healthy person could carry it 75-100 yards with little effort, but longer distances would be more comfortable with a canoe dolley.) The polyethylene material lends durability to the craft. It is stable and comfortable for two adults. We have owned this canoe for a year and are looking to add a couple more to our 'fleet!'