Great boat for lakes and salt water! I've had it on rivers too with no problem, it's just not as maneuverable as a smaller boat. I've had this for 6 years, but hardly used it the last three and I need to make room in the garage, Large access hatch to the hull in front, and a smaller one in the back. On deck storage compartment in the middle. Very comfortable seat, seriously, one of the best I've used. Comes with rudder and the "wheel in the keel" for easy-ish movement.