The Bonafide SS127 really rides low in the water. Chad Hoover is hardly what anyone would call a lightweight or dainty, so when he floats around in one, the distance from the water line to the gunwale lip back near the tankwell looks to be about 3".
Now, this is a legitimate design and some of the Wilderness kayaks have this low profile, too, to minimize the effects of wind. But, Chad Hoover is often working back in shallow coves, small lakes, rivers, not an open water guy. I'd keep this in mind if I were choosing a new kayak, to focus in on where it'll be used.
Oh! And, take a look at the Jackson Liska and the new Native 12XC. The Native 12XC looks to be sort of a smaller version of a Jackson Big Rig. I think it looks very solid.
All top kayaks, including the Bonafide, for sure.