I currently own both the outfitter and outback. 99% of the time I use them I'm fishing offshore, but the outfitter does not have any perminent attachments so it can be used for pleasure cruises or whatever. After spending tons of time fishing in both of these yaks, I have to say that once i got the tandem rigging figured out I never really fished the outback again. Here's why:
Speed - They are both very similar in speed (once you have the outfitter weight distribution figured out)
Stability - They both are very wide and stable, but the outfitter is pretty much untippable when solo. The extra stability makes moving around very easy, you can also stand up and strech, cast or get a better view.
Capacity - Although the weight capacities are similar, you can bring alot more stuff on the outfitter. This makes the boat sooo much more versitile...you can sleep on it, OFFSHORE BAR- put a huge cooler in the front and anchor it outside your favorite surf break in the summer (drinking alcohol is illegal ON our breaches), load it full of camping gear and go for it (try catilina islands), build a rack from PVC and put a longboard or two on top to get to those "boat only" breaks, run five hoopnet solo with ease, mini dive boat, ohh yeh, ITS A FISHING MACHINE... and probably soo much more. I have not had to drill a hole in mine yet!!!
Surf manners - this is not really important to alot of people, but the outfitter, when fished solo has excellent surf manners due to the width and the rear seating position keeps the nose up when riding a wave in...this is the main reason i use the outfitter so much more.
Here is a pic with the outfitter in full offshore fishing mode, the blue box is a oversized custom bait tank (helps keep the boat riding level), next is a soft 30pack cooler, next is the ammo can fishfinder/GPS (it actually floats) with external clamp on transducer, then I use the milk crate for extra rod holders and any light stuff i bring along (drybag). The cooler also fits inside the milk crate for tandem missions or if i need the extra room for a big ol' white seabass, halibut or yellowtail. Hope this helps. I will be posting more pics and text reguarding outfitting the outfitter soon. Hope this helps.