I don't have any experience with the Easy model, but I do own a 2000 model SeaArk ZX170 that has been thoroughly abused. It has been a great boat. The bottom of the hull looks like a "Wavy Lay's" potato chip (Lake Fork Stumps), and it doesn't leak a drop. I'm not sure how much you know about SeaArk, but they are all aluminum, no wood in the deck, no wood in the transom, no wood period. The Hulls are thicker aluminum than a lot of other aluminum boats. I would gladly buy another!