Built in buoyancy fore and aft that can be fitted with small hatches for storage of valuables etc. Can be built in either 4mm or 6mm plywood (though 6mm recommended) and requires between 30 and 40 hours to complete. This canoe is ideal for a solo paddle but will also take 2 adults and some gear for day trip or weekend camp etc or perhaps a day on the water for the kids. It goes together easily and quite quickly. Once completed, it looks good and performs well on the water too. Designed to be paddled while kneeling but seats could be fitted.