I am very happy with the pontoon craft I am using. It is manoeuvrable, stable and light enough to portage to the river?s edge. It provides a stable casting platform for 2 anglers and is designed to be piloted by one oarsman. I can shoot rapids right up to class IV-V or spend an entire day comfortably seated. On the down side, it is less transportable than a canoe. The inherent design of a framed pontoon boat means there are lots of places to get tangled up on (foot pegs etc) and if you drop something, it?ll most probably end up in the drink. It is often preferable to beach the boat to land a big fish.