Ive been meaning to update my thoughts on this boat. It has been exactly what i was hoping for in terms of being very comfortable for customers and from a outfitters pount of view it is the first sub 15 ft boat we can put 8 or 9 passengers in and they are comfy, no water on the floor but still the fun of a small boat. It has been great in Whitewater and the first sub 15 ft boat i have done a 5 day trip with another passenger and a dog, bringing everything but the kitchen sink. Definitely a little more work when paddle rafting than say a 13 d, but much easier than a 13 r , with much more capacity. I think this boat is perfect if most of the time you dont need a big barge but definitely can be loaded when you do.