My only experience is with what I currently have, a 15' Grumman Eagle square back canoe. I really like it. I have it on a trailer that makes loading/unloading a piece of cake. I run a small 3.5 hp outboard for motoring and a 40 lb. thrust trolling motor while fishing. I've got the spring creek ethafoam stabilizer floats on order to help keep her upright
These are well made/lightweight canoes but are a bit pricey.