Eddyline has the rights to the review I did, as I gave them permission to use it.
What I will say here is that the boat is nicely made in every detail. Carbonlite 2000 makes the boat light - s/be easy for your gf to rack and carry her own boat. My bias is that a woman s/be able to manage her own boat.
The material is very like fiberglass in its simultaneous ability to flex and stiffen.
Well & thoughtfully appointed afa seat pan, thigh braces, hatches, skeg slider, deck lines and toggles.
Thought the backband was too loose and needs to be tied back into the bulkhead. Coaming was too high off the deck for comfortable layback position (but I have a short torso, like 16-17")
Boat is easy to keep on track and very stable. The hard chines bulge straight out as they rise, giving the boat an overall shape like a football. Those bulges add to the stability, kind of a pontoon effect. Not unattractive. You don't really notice them til you are looking straight down.
For my preference the Samba is too tracky and too stable. I prefer a more agile and turny boat & happily sacrifice stability for that. Also like smaller cockpits & lower decks, but that is personal preference, not a knock on the Samba's design.
Great length for daytrips, packable for long weekends. S/be versatile in open water, rivers (Class I & II), bays, estuaries, marshes.
If I were a beginning seakayaker like your gf who is not totally comfortable in the water (as you posted before) and is transitioning from a wide Hobie SOT to a SINK, this would definitely make my short list.