Have not ridden in or seen a Sea Ark up close but glad to hear good reports. The other brand factory boats my friends have mainly the number 1 factory package we all see and hear about (X________) aren't holding up well at all from what I've seen. Rode in one and when we would hit a wave the whole front section would flex in and out significantly. I know what happens after you bend any piece of metal back and forth a bunch of times, I'm glad we only went two miles in fairly rough water as I might not be here today. I will not ride in that boat again.