I was looking at one of these. At 35 lbs, It does not appear to be too heavy for portaging over the skinny riffles of summer. Yet it looks big enough, at 10' long, to get me down the rivers in the summer. Looks to be similar to a Watermaster, but I like the pointy ends and slight rocker. I wonder how it compares to the Watermaster or NFO Assault. At $999, its a lot cheaper! I haven't owned any inflatable boats. This is lighter and more portable than a framed pontoon. I am hoping for opinions, etc.