That's an interesting boat. I'm sure it was lots of fun to build and row.
After owning a few different boats, I'm convinced there is no such thing as a single best one for every purpose.
I traded my LP Clackacraft last fall for a low profile XL Hybrid Hyde, mostly to get some of that boat's unique features, but it's a slug to row, and takes a 35# anchor to stop it in moderate current, so I appreciate what you say about your boat being maneuverable and fun to row.
I don't think, personally, that having a faster boat is a significant advantage compared to many other of the boat's features, but I have a 10' Outcast Ferrari Series pontoon, with mini-magnum Cataract oars that is pretty fast, maneuverable and stable in moving water. (I think it would handle Yankee Jim Canyon on the Yellowstone, but I haven't tried it there yet - which I have done in my slightly larger and heavier 11' pontoon.)