The idea of canopy's is great. however, in pleasure applications we fail to discuss the reduced visibility a canopy causes. I have been in several canopied boats and have never felt certain of who may or may not be alongside of me or coming up behid me. Additionally, canopies distort your forward vision to a degree. I am not certain if the increased safety of the occupants is worth the reduced vision and clarity thereby POSSIBLY decreasing the safety of others.