Here are the specs:
*9 1/2' Boat
* PVC Sewn Seam Pontoons
* Foam Block Seat (optional air seat available)
* Two Splash Proof Pockets
* Stripping Apron
* Weighs 22 lbs
* Load Capacity 350 lbs.
* 3 Year Warranty
The reason i chose this was the foam cell blocks that make up the seat, backrest and removable floor. This makes the kayak in a way unsinkable cause even if the pontoons burst there is enough foam floatation to keep you going until help arrives. This is what i like about this kayak as opposed to the stearns.
If you had to get in the hole you can. There is a foam black piece the buckles in if you dont want the compartment open. However I usually leave if off cause you can stand up in it in shallow water and not have to worry abut the thing floating away cause your legs are in the way. here is what i mean:
The other good thing about these is they only cost 500 which I think is a steal. Also when carrting it you can put your arm through the bottom opening and sling it over your shoulder to carry it. It also only draws a couple inches of water so it can be dragged quite easily in shallow water.
I definitely would trade you and you could put it through its paces in the salt. I think with a kayak paddle this thing cold hold its own in the salt.