North Shore are big in The Netherlands (yep, that's a dot across the ocean). In the past, I owned a North Shore Mariner and a North Shore Atlantic. I now paddle a North Shore Buccaneer, currently known as the Polar HV.
If you like British Style boats, give the North Shores a try. Fast, good initial and secondary stability, excellent workmanship, space for a ton of gear, and great seaworthiness. And personally, I find the lines of the hard-chine boats very pleasing to the eye. I may grow old in my Buccaneer. Nope, I don't have stocks. Just try their boats. And keep your money handy, they may convince you