We have two Millenniums, the 164, and the 174. We bought the 164 new and loved it and when we went for a second, we discovered Old Town had discontinued them. So we bought a used 174. We love the way they handle, in all conditions, with and without a rudder. My son thinks nothing of taking coastal whitecaps broadside- and is always looking for the rough stuff. My wife uses the other Millennium and is always pushing to go further.
We kayak on the Maine coast. These are easy care kayaks, fast and just perfect in all conditions. It's been seven years now and we've never been disappointed. If Old Town Canoe ever produces another, we'll be there to get it!Bought the Millenium 2 years ago in Germany because of the fast shape and the stable material. Indeed the boat runs straight like a train through wind and surf. And it is fast! But there are some severe drawbacks: - bulkeheads are leaking from the very beginning - hatches are more a dust cover than really watertight - some screws were loose and not seald, so I had water coming in from many places - the deck is so low over the water that it is easy to paddle but it is almost impossible to reenter the boat after capsize without samping the boat. I only feel save on sea since I can reentry under water and roll up.
Summary: a nice, fast boat, but I would not buy it again due to the low craftmanship.