This boat is ready to fish! The best part is the huge hardtop with lots of protection from the elements (and six rod holder rocket launchers). The hard top has lots of grab handles making it easy to hold on and walk around to the bow. It is so large and sturdy a couple girls could easily lay out on top of it in calm water. The side gunnels are wide with lots of space for comfortably walking to the bow. The fighting area in the back is wide open and feels like you are on a bigger boat. The whole vessel is spacious and feels larger than it measures. Aqua sport / Hydra sport makes great, rugged, ocean worthy boats! Recently passed a complete survey, there is NO SOFT SPOTS or other problems with the hull. It is a dry stored boat!