Took a 174g Boatman out to play today and was pleased with my first impression.
Westside states that their VIP plastic is 'more than 98% similar' to Lat 64's Opto. Curious what the one point something difference is as I received some Lat 64 Diamonds in the same order that appear to be of an identical hue.
I'm on the low end of the power range for this disc (320' +/-20' reliable). Had a nice breezy (20 mph gusting to 25) day to trial the Boatman as my interest in it was for a wind disc even though it's large(r) diameter and domey. For comparison, I took with me a 168g VIP Northman, a 170g Opto Riot, a 175g C PD (BigD), and a 172g Opto Blitz. Relative stability was Blitz > C PD > Boatman > Riot > Northman, pretty much what I expected. The flight for me was probably closest to that of the C PD though the Boatman was a bit longer up and downwind at the risk of being a bit farther right than I was aiming. Never lost it to the right though, always came back given the height to do so. It'll be interesting to see what higher powered players make of this.