Great play boat with good speed for it's size. It handles large paddlers well and is a blast in the surf. Although it is not a touring boat it can outperform a canoe and cover longs distances if need be. It's durability and size (actually only 10.5 as opposed to 11.5) make it a good boat to run low level white water.
It's a fun boat, and last I checked you could get them direct from factory for about $220 do to over production. If you have to pay retail $500-$600 you open up a lot of other options, but for what we payed it is a steal.