I recently got a Native Watercraft Slayer and have been super pleased with it. Perfect for plying the Puget Sound and larger lakes. I still use my Tube for ponds and delicate waters. This boat is super stable and I can flip the seat back and stand up comfortably. Granted it is not as efficient as a true Sea Kayak but my focus is fishing and its width/speed seem fine for tootling around getting to my spots. I love the boat and am very pleased with it. Definitely try out a bunch of boats and play with them, you will be very pleased.