Picked up my new AI 4 days ago. Have been out twice since then and I am very impressed. I won't go and give a detailed review, as Yakass
has done a brilliant job of that.
But I must say that the seat is super comfy. The cut in the sail allows you to see much better and no ducking to tack anymore. As far as speed goes, the new AI is noticeably faster in all cases with the exception of running straight down wind. The ride is higher and drier and smoother. So far pushing it downwind I didn't bury the nose, where the older AI right beside me did.
What a brilliant BEAST.
Did just a couple of easy mods, as shown in the photos. Lined the front hatch with thin closed cell foam to stop things bouncing around. Changed the control lines as I did with my old AI. Then added Kayaking Bob's Spray Skirts.
So far I am very impressed.
Here is a short youtube video. https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=wAvoUDXp6bI