In the year of 2000, Cruising World Magazine awarded the Hunter 212 the Cruising World Boat of the Year award for innovation. Designed as an affordable trailerable boat, she can be launched and retrieved from a normal ramp and rigged in just minutes. The keel swings up and the rudder kicks up. Below there are berths for four with a spot for a portable head. Her self-bailing cockpit is very large. The mast is hinged on the deck.