As a newbie to kayaking, I was looking for my own kayak with the most bang for my buck regarding quality, comfort, functionality, dry storage, stability, accessories, and looks. This Vibe Sea Ghost 110 covered all bases for me! Going thru many different kayak reviews and cost/feature ratios, The Vibe Sea Ghost 110 had, for me, the best ratio! My maiden voyage went incredibly smooth and was very enjoyable. Before I knew it, 4 hours had flown, well paddled, by! The chair was very comfortable and my SG110 very stable in the mildly choppy waters. The many dry storage locations were great...especially the large, long center console! Having a rudder and paddle included in the package made my initial investment even more rewarding. As I was with an experience kayaker, who was on a different make/model, I was able ask questions and receive experienced answers regarding my new ride and handling different paddling situations. I encourage anyone looking for their first, second, or whatever number kayak to not go any further than the Vibe Sea Ghost 110 or Vibe Sea Ghost 130...depending on your specific need. My purpose at this time is purely recreational. However, this is the kayak to have for fishing as well! I would also like to mention Oscar of Fancy Fin Pro Shop (Vibe dealer in San Antonio) for his time and experience with my new purchase! He is veteran friendly! Thank you!