Bought a 14 footer about 4 years ago. Have enjoyed every trip. it just barely holds enough for our family but often that is my problem. I just can't say no to some things. I can tell you it bounces off of rocks well and I still can't see any wear as I become a better boater. One thing I like is how easy it cleans. I tend to go on dirty desert rivers and I would rather not spend too much time washing afterwards.