Personally not a great fan of the tri-hull configuration as was common with early Boston Whaler designs. It was as if the designers took great pains to conceive of a hull form that scientifically captured all the power of the waves and transferred this directly to your spine going into the chop.
Motoring into a stiff breeze with anything over a 2.5 HP outboard, the tendency of this hull form will be to do a backflip. Coming off a plane, this design turns into an eight foot seawater scoop over the bow.
Many well proven, eight foot dinghy designs are rated for three or more persons as opposed to the two person rating of this skiff. Many better designs lend themselves well for sailing, rowing, sculling and surfing even in very adverse conditions. I suspect rowing this puppy against a stiff headwind will be only slightly better than rowing an Avon
Redcrest, i.e. full steam ahead and still going astern.
To fit a drain plug through the aft thwart and transom will require a tunnel or tube be fitted, neither a great option as they will leak over time or get plugged up.
My personal preference in a hard dinghy is the fiberglass faux-clinker built designs that incorporate a skeg aft of 4 to 6 inches deep and running full length. These tend to row, skull and surf in a straight line rather than fish
tail all over the bay with every stroke.
Can't have enough internal flotation especially if you're going to have an outboard on it. I like at least enough flotation to be able to bale out the skiff while treading water beside it with the ability to board the skiff (half full of water) from the water, as this seems inevitable when returning late night from the bar.
When laying out another anchor
, naked, in the dark, in a gale, a dinghy of substance is a Godsend. I see this one doing backward somersaults all the way to the beach.
When tethered astern at night, the racket this skiff will make as every little wave crashes into the bow will drive you and those anchored around you, bonkers.
All that said, this skiff will beat the crap out of swimming home which the guy whose fancy inflatable that just was stolen off the beach will be doing.