Submitted: 09-13-1999 by JEN
I have had the Beluga for a year and I really like it. I wasn't at first sure that I made the right decision because because of it's intial instability. But, with practice, I learned how wonderful this boat really is. It's quick and I can keep up with 17 ft boats that weigh 20 lbs more. Used in in high winds in Hatteras without a rudder and although I wished I had a rudder, I was able to compensate and improve on what prior to this trip was beginner skills. All in all, I think the Beluga was worth the money. On flat water, it leaves a wake, it's so fast. However, the bow does dive under chop and the high bow causes some weather cocking in windy conditions but this could be corrected with a rudder. This is not a beginner boat, but (as I have proven) a beginner can grow into it.