I got one of these. Mine is not as decked out as this guys,,,,,,yet..but working on it. Weights 145 lbs empty,,and a kid can pull it upon the trailer. Good in the river,,you can zoom with a 40thrust troller. I usually use one seat when by myself,,,and I'm mounting fly rod holders on the runners. I've used kayak's, canoes,,,and this is the best of the lot. Standing fishing has never been more stable. Super river craft,,,,take'em any-wheres practically.
I've never used a pump up craft so I can't comment on them. Some look really efficient though.
But, I sold my 16ft wide jon boat, just no need for it anymore. I'm older, and I'm just not going thur the tinkering around with getting a big boat in, out and all the hassle of them. And a plus, is you don't need gas on streams and lakes.
These are just SUPER for fly fishing,,,swivel seats and you set up enough to see structure and water seams and currents.
I'll have to show you mine when I get it set with fly rod holders,,so far I've made without them,,but it's gonna be a nice addition. I'm gonna design them on a track were I can slide them back and forth,,,cause i preposition when I have a fishing buddy,,,which aint really that often.
Mine is 10ft Bass Raider,,LOTS of room when you solo,,but you might want the lighter 8ft. The 8ft,,has wheels in the body that you can roll it on the ground from your truck to the water.