It's much heavier than than a typical canoe. So I guess I would say it's more of a sailboat that can be used as a canoe. I've owned one for about 10 years but haven't used it since I bought my "big" boat a few years ago. My daughters were asking me about getting it out of the garage this summer and actually using it. It really does everything reasonably well, but as was stated in earlier posts it does not do anything exceptionally well. Overall, I would say it is a good boat.