I bought this canoe about a year ago. The first impression of this canoe is that it is really beautiful. I like the wood ribs and the workmanship. The shallow v bottom provides good primary and secondary stability. I can stand in my canoe to fish all the time. This canoe is really fast. I think it can outrun most of the canoes and sit-on-tops.
The only thing I don't like is the weight. It is kind of difficult for one person to transport it.
Overall, I am pretty satisfied with this canoe.