Had first river trip in the 16 ft. canoe, on tidal river in SC. Three adults on board made the canoe ride low in the water, and would have been in danger of taking water over the gunwales if there had been large waves. Two upholstered seats with backs were mounted. I think two adults, with or without child, would be maximum. A 2 1/2 HP four stroke motor was used, and boat traveled about 4mph at idle.
This canoe makes a good river cruiser with small outboard. Fibrglass hull is a plus, as it is easy to epoxy items to the hull.