We have 2 SOTs, a 'racing SOT, & 3 SINKs. We didn't really consider any of them ' specialized' when we bought them - they were each at the time a progression on our paddling experience path...
We started out with a tandem plastic SOT, then got the Scupper Classic, and then the Scupper Pro TW, moving up to a pair of excellent plastic SOT singles.
That was followed by our Knysna Isthmus, a glass 17' x 21" ski- like rudderless SOT, in my pursuit of more speed in an SOT.
Next came our Perception Eclipse - still wanted a speedier boat, but also wanted one we could stay upright on and actually use for distance paddling, zoo opted for a SINK, the Eclipse.
Then I surprised Sally with her Hurricane Tracer, another SINK. After installing an absolutely required self, it became Sally's every day ride.
And finally, I got my Valley Aquanaut, a classic ' British Boat' SINK, for a little more speed, about 14-15 pounds less weight, and a retirement present.
Now each of these individually could have some merit in having the case made that they were/are specialty boats, sort of. But for us, each was merely the next step in our paddling ' careers', no much more...
So to each his or her own, May your quiver be as full - or not -as you want, and may you have the boat(s) you enjoy for whatever and wherever you
- Frank in Miami
4-place Boat Trailer
Pull-Up Strap Handle Kit
PFD's (Life Jackets)
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