I bought this boat for my grandkids. I wanted something that we could take to the lake house and just have fun. The portability of this boat makes it great for those with small cars and limited storage space. Just fold it up and go. It is not the fastest boat when compared to my really expensive sea kayak, but it does maneuvers well. It is also so much more comfortable to sit in than a lot of the cheaper plastic boats that I was looking at purchasing. All in all, this is more boat, and a more versatile boat, than I expected to get for the money. I can store it in the closet, too!