I've had mine since 2001. It's a great little skiff. It needs a 90 HP. though. It will run as shallow as you want. I guess it depends on the bottom and horsepower how shallow it will get up, but I've only been stuck once. I have a 60hp. Yamaha and it'll jump up pretty quick.
It's extraordinarily smooth in chop if it's quartered, and one of the driest boats I've ever been in. It has very little storage except coolers and two hatches up front.
It's not really made for long runs across large bays, so I usually trailer as close as I can to where I'll be fishing. It is an amazing fishing platform, very stable, and drifts well. It probably has the most sq. footage of any 17' skiff. It will fish three comfortably. Mine is built like a tank. It's been through a lot in the last seven years and I fish almost daily. I've run it in all conditions and have never been disappointed. It does have a limited range (18 gal. tank)
BTW mine was the last year before the step front deck. It also has a small console which I prefer because you have more room to get around.