For what it is worth, I 'm on my fourth Klamath boat. *Started with a 12', 14', 15', and I now have an 18'. *Obviously I'm happy with Klamath! *Klamath makes good quality boats! *There are many other manufacturers of aluminum boats that are much better quality! *Without going into all the pros and cons (which has been discussed many times), one really has to decide what works for them, and the types of fishing they do. *I'm very happy with Klamath, and they have suited my needs just fine!