Great boat for the price and fast for a twelve footer. The inexpensive price means that it only comes with one bulkhead in the rear leaving it to the user to install float bags in the front. High initial and secondary stability make it pleasure to paddle but the tracking makes me want a rudder that the hull has no place to attach.
The Swiftwater 12 was a very good deal when it was being produced but lack features found in more expensive kayaks. It's a good beginner boat but will make you want a larger more expensive kayak.