For all its focus on fun, the 212X is not just a big kid’s toy. It’s got grown-up style — and manners. Forward, the reverse sheer line and flare open up bow space, contributing to its nine-passenger capacity. Aft, a clever platform design makes a good spot to gear up for water sports as well as creating additional seating for crew while lounging at anchor. The boat’s most mannerly feature just may be Yamaha’s directional thrust enhancer. At slower speeds, it uses the reverse bucket to redirect water flow at a downward angle to quicken up the steering response and reduce low-speed wander.