This is true. Talking from experience. The 23' shoal water cat is an awesome boat, I love mine but it is a purpose built boat and that purpose is not going offshore. Sure any boat can go offshore when the conditions are right but I would sure hate to get caught out there if a storm blew up on me and the swells got up.Had one and their biggest flaw is that they tend to stick the bow in swells at trolling speed. IMO I would not run one offshore for that very reason.