I run a 1952 15'4" Grumman Sport Boat and couldn't be happier. It's basically a wide, square stern canoe rated for 1500lbs. It has a 9.9hp on the back, and I'm about to put a manual jack plate on it to raise and lower it for different conditions. It's easy to push pole, and I can lift it over a fallen tree by myself. It's been through bays, lakes and marshes. The downside is, I can't carry as much equipment as I'd like due to space. It can handle the weight, just not much room.