Ther eis a Kayak outfitter in Old Forge, NY about 40 miles from me and they claim to let you test paddle a few of the Kayaks you like before you buy. They do this every day with no reservations(weather permitting)
and help you chose the right Kayak. They said fit is VERY IMPORTANT and they will help with that. Sounds awesome and it I would feel a lot better laying down 1,000 bucks knowing a pro says it's the right Kayak. They also say what to look for when you are out paddling...seems like a very professional and dedicated place, so I'm going there in a few days just to browse and get to know people there, ask a few questions.
They have this kayak on their website that they carry in the store called 'Hurricane Designs Excursion 140' It's a day craft like a transition from Rec kayaking to serious touring and day tripping stuff. It says it slices fastly through water on rails and is a lightweight, 'Trylon' plastic that is lighter than roto... I'm in love with that kayak and will be looking for it there.