Submitted: 11-02-2004 by Phillip
The Acadia is great for what it is - a 12 foot rec. boat. I bought mine in May as my first kayak and used it through mid July. In July I took an intro to sea kayaking class, and outgrew the Acadia the next weekend. The Acadia is stable, tracks well for its length, and gets around well in tight spaces. However, if you plan on taking trips longer than a few miles, or spending more than an hour or two on the water, you should probably get a more advanced boat. I bought it thinking it would last me through my first 2 or 3 seasons or kayaking. I was wrong - I sold it after 2 months and bought a longer and faster boat.