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(w/ 1 x 225-hp Mercury Verado)

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Brief Summary

According to a Mako spokesman, the market targeted for the 212 for 2012 are saltwater anglers who have families and require a well-built built boat that’s as comfortable on the water as it is on the wallet. We think they continue to hit their mark with the model that has proved popular with fishing families for nearly a decade.

Key Features

  • Foam-injected hull with 1-piece integrated fiberglass stringer grid
  • Port & starboard aft swim platforms
  • Stern lounge with port & starboard jump seats
  • Under-gunwale port & starboard racks for 6 rods
  • Gunwale-mounted stainless steel rod holders
  • Anodized aluminum leaning post with rod holders
  • Center console with analog gauges, cup holders, electronics mounting surface, aluminum grab rail, acrylic windscreen & head enclosure
  • Forward-console seat
  • Port & starboard bow seating with insulated fishboxes with drains below
  • Optional aluminum tandem-axle trailer with brakes
  • Specifications

    Length Overall 21' 5''
    6.4 m
    Beam 102''
    2.59 m
    Dry Weight 3,100 lbs.
    1,406 kg
    Tested Weight N/A
    Draft 14''
    .36 m
    - Draft Up N/A
    - Draft Down N/A
    - Air Draft N/A
    Deadrise/Transom 18 deg.
    Max Headroom open
    Bridge Clearance N/A
    Weight Capacity N/A
    Person Capacity N/A
    Fuel Capacity 93 gal.
    352 L
    Water Capacity none
    Length on Trailer N/A
    Height on Trailer N/A
    Trailer Weight N/A
    Total Weight
    (Trailer, Boat, & Engine)
    N/A

    Prices, features, designs, and equipment are subject to change. Please see your local dealer or visit the builder's website for the latest information available on this boat model.

    Engine Options

    Std. Power Not Available
    Tested Power 1 x 225-hp Mercury Verado
    Opt. Power 1 x 150-hp Mercury four-stroke
    1 x 150-hp Mercury OptiMax
    1 x 200-hp Mercury XL OptiMax
    1 x 225-hp Mercury XL Verado
    1 x 250-hp Mercury XL Verado

    Test Results - Change Measurement Unit

    RPM MPH Knots GPH MPG NMPG Stat. Mile NM dBa
    600 2.5 2.2 0.5 5.6 4.8 465 404 73
    1000 5.3 4.6 1.1 4.8 4.2 399 347 73
    1500 6.9 6.0 1.8 3.9 3.4 328 285 74
    2000 8.0 7.0 2.9 2.8 2.4 235 204 75
    2500 8.7 7.6 3.8 2.3 2.0 192 167 75
    3000 10.6 9.2 5.9 1.8 1.6 150 131 77
    3500 24.3 21.1 7.6 3.2 2.8 267 232 89
    4000 30.0 26.0 10.1 3.0 2.6 248 216 90
    4500 34.2 29.7 13.8 2.5 2.2 207 180 92
    5000 36.7 31.9 17.6 2.1 1.8 175 152 94
    5500 38.5 33.4 20.7 1.9 1.6 156 136 94
    5800 41.0 35.6 22.7 1.8 1.6 151 131 96
    RPMNMKMKPHLPHKPLdBA
    600 404 748 4.00 1.89 2.36 73
    1000 347 642 8.50 4.16 2.03 73
    1500 285 528 11.10 6.81 1.66 74
    2000 204 378 12.90 10.98 1.19 75
    2500 167 309 14.00 14.38 0.97 75
    3000 131 241 17.10 22.33 0.77 77
    3500 232 430 39.10 28.77 1.36 89
    4000 216 399 48.30 38.23 1.26 90
    4500 180 333 55.00 52.24 1.05 92
    5000 152 282 59.10 66.62 0.89 94
    5500 136 251 62.00 78.36 0.79 94
    5800 131 243 66.00 85.93 0.77 96

    All fuel consumption numbers are the total for all engines in the boat. Speeds are measured with Stalker ProSports radar gun or GPS. Fuel consumption (gallons per hour) measured with Floscan digital fuel-flow meter or by on-board factory-installed diagnostic instruments. Range is based on 90% of published fuel capacity. Sound levels determined using Radio Shack digital decibel meter on A scale. 68 dBA is the level of normal conversation. Time to plane is measured from start of acceleration to formation of rooster tail behind boat.

    Performance Chart

    Performance Chart

    Acceleration Times & Test Conditions

    Time To Plane 4.3 sec.
    0 to 30 9.1 sec,
    Ratio 1.85 : 1
    Props 15 1/2 x 17 stainless
    Load Load: 2 person, Fuel: 1/1, Water: none, Gear: none
    Climate Temp: 74 deg., Humid: 43%, Wind: 0-5, Seas: calm

    Captain's Report

    by Capt. Dan

    Mako 212 CC
    The Mako 212 is designed to make coastal fishing comfortable for family members and capable for the avid offshore angler.

    Mission

    According to a Mako spokesman, the markets targeted for the 212 for 2012 are saltwater anglers who have families and require a well-built boat that’s as comfortable on the water as it is on the wallet. We think they continue to hit their mark with the model that has proved popular with fishing families and anglers for nearly a decade.

    Mako 212 CC
    Rear compartments convert to comfortable aft jump seats with standard snap-in cushions.

    Family Features

    Seating is paramount when the family is along for the ride, and Mako accommodates passengers aboard the 212 by offering removable cushions atop the aft compartments that flank the splash well as standard equipment. The starboard locker offers access to the bilge area and rigging components such as the power steering pump; the port-side compartment serves as a 14-gallon baitwell. Because both positions double as seats, we would like to see a grab rail within reach of each. An optional padded insert creates a bench seat across the back of the cockpit.

    Mako 212 CC
    The interior of the Mako’s baitwell is tinted blue, a color that studies have shown to help keep contained fish calmer – and healthier.
    Mako 212 CC
    Mako makes a bow rail standard equipment on the 212 which, combined with the high freeboard of the boat, helps keep younger family members contained. Optional cushions are available to adapt the two fish box lockers forward into padded seating.
    Mako 212 CC
    Additional seating is found on the forward end of the console, which encloses a privacy compartment suitable for a porta-potti and just large enough to serve as a changing room.
    Mako 212 CC
    The 212’s V-hull is designed for offshore use with 18 degrees of deadrise at the transom and a pair of lifting strakes on each side of the keel.

    Construction Features

    Mako builds the 212’s hull using “3610,” which is a premium biaxial mat made of 36-ounce woven fiberglass into which an ounce of fiberglass chop has been inserted. The transom and chines are reinforced using three layers of 3610, which overlap at the keel creating six layers of the material where it’s needed the most. The hull is backed by a fiberglass stringer grid that is gel-coated and finished before being bonded to the hull with Methamethacrylite adhesive, the same stuff used on high-end boats.

    Mako 212 CC
    The Mako 212’s standard anchor locker is plenty large and all the stainless steel deck fastenings are backed with aluminum plates.
    Mako 212 CC
    The boat’s second-battery option offers the cell mounted forward under the bow deck where a Mako spokesman explained it helps better distribute the weight. Because that area is susceptible to pounding, we’d like to see the battery in a tray offering more than a web strap to secure it in place.
    Mako 212 CC
    Flush-mounted boxes with a capacity for securing six rods each in bungee, Star Board racks are glassed into both gunwales of the 212. Note the amount of room between the gunwale and the center console, courtesy of the boat’s broad, 102” (275cm) beam.
    Mako 212 CC
    The helm of the Mako 212 is simple and straightforward, with breakered rocker switches controlling the lights and accessories, and two multi-function gauges to make room for a flush-mounted fishfinder on the angled dash.
    Mako 212 CC
    A leaning post with rocket launcher is standard seating at the helm. Note the partial view of the optional insert forward of the splash well to create a bench seat across the aft end of the cockpit. The T-top is optional.
    Mako 212 CC
    A new feature for the 2012 models are recessed Lenco electronic trim tabs.
    Mako 212 CC
    The integrated swim platform is large enough to be practical and can be used with a swim ladder. We like to see swim ladders where they can be reached by a person in the water.
    Mako 212 CC
    The 212 maintains a standard center console layout with two large fishboxes forward, console with integrated jump seat amidships, and a cockpit with leaning post and a baitwell and bilge access aft. The T-top frame shown is an option.
    Mako 212 CC
    Engine options for the Mako 212 include Mercury Optimax and Verado XL outboards ranging in power from 150- to 250-hp.

    Recommendation

    Mako is dead-on offering this boat for offshore fishing families. The V-hull and 8'6" (2.59cm) beam combine to create a boat that will be comfortable and capable for cruising and fishing in coastal waters. Seating options are adequate for a family – or fishing party of four to enjoy a day on the water. Adding options such as the T-top, dual battery, and bench-seat insert to make the boat as family friendly as possible boosts the boat from a base price of $37,995 with standard Mercury 150-hp XL Optimax and EZ Loader trailer, to $43,985, which includes freight to a Mako dealer located on the Great Lakes. That’s a good price for a customized fishing rig built around a good hull.

    Test Result Highlights

    • Top speed for the Mako 212 Center Console (2012-) (Not in Production) is 41.0 mph (66 kph), burning 22.7 gallons per hour (gph) or 85.92 liters per hour (lph).
    • Best cruise for the Mako 212 Center Console (2012-) (Not in Production) is 24.3 mph (39.1 kph), and the boat gets 3.19 miles per gallon (mpg) or 1.36 kilometers per liter (kpl), giving the boat a cruising range of 267 miles (429.69 kilometers).
    • Tested power is 1 x 225-hp Mercury Verado.

    Standard and Optional Features

    Systems

    CD Stereo Optional
    Shore Power Optional
    Trim Tabs Standard
    Washdown: Raw Water Optional

    Exterior Features

    Hardtop Optional T-top
    Swim Ladder Optional

    Canvas

    Bimini Top Optional

    Warranty

    Full Warranty Information on this brand coming soon!

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