I demod both a 13' Trib and a 14' RMR back to back on the same stretch. I got a better deal on a 13' Trib and I live right down the road from the Aire factory so I went that way. Had I not got such a good deal on the Tributary I would be rowing a RMR. The Trib tracked and turned a little better but is a smaller boat with diminishing tubes and a lot more rise in the bow and stern so not a direct comparison. The difference in weight is considerable. Rolled up I was able to carry the trib on my own, the RMR was much heavier and bulkier. I could not just pick it up and carry it like I could the Trib. In the area of new boats the value of RMR is very difficult to beat. I think as they catch on the price will rise.