Outstanding boat. Great initial and secondary stability, stiff enough to handle a decent set of waves while lake paddling, great maneuverability. I demoed many boats and waited approx 3 years before I invested and I have no regrets.
In addition, before I bought I asked tons of questions typical of a beginner and the sales person I worked with at Swift was very informative and helpful. He wanted to make sure I bought the right boat for me, not just a boat. I appreciated that level of customer service in addition to a quality product.