I almost bought one of these, but the deal-breaker for me was the weight. It's the same reason I don't use a canoe. My Yak weighs 41 pounds. A new canoe is over 70 pounds, and so is a canoe.

And if 41 pounds gets to be too heavy, I also have an inflatable Advanced Elements Convertable Yak that holds two adults, paddles like a solid Yak, and only weighs 23 pounds, and can be launched just about anywhere, even back-packed in, or carried on an airliner. I have even used it on the coast.