I purchased a Ranger Canoe Otter 16 approximately 2 years ago. This is the best boat of several canoes and Kayaks I have owned. It is stable and fast while paddling with ease. At one time large wakes from power boats made me nervous, not any more, the Otter 16 handles them predictably with composure high and dry.
Overall I prefer the versatility of a canoe over a Kayak; cargo, passengers, fishing, camping and under a variety of paddling conditions, the Ranger Otter 16 does them all well.