After struggling with his old Kayak, my husband broke down and finally got him one that he can enjoy. I bought this because it is rated as a fishing Kayak. He liked this because it is a sit-in and it tracks so well in lake & calmer rivers, but also does well when the waves kick up a bit. He loves the roominess of the cockpit and the gear storage capabilities. He loves this kayak so much that we have been out every weekend since he got it! Had even caught some fish while using it! It is an amazing Yak, for sure.