I know "best" is subjective but I'm in the process of deciding which boat to buy for the coming spring and only one boat this year. Solo probably 75% of the time but need the capability to carry a 2nd adult paddler. No open coastline or difficult whitewater, mainly flatwater. I'm considering the new Native Watercraft Ultimate 14.5 and would like to hear people's votes on everything from a Wenonah Solo Plus to a Loon 160. I guess my main concern is not to have a barge while I'm solo. For canoes being able to row while solo would be a plus. Many thanks.