I have airbags in the bow and stern and it makes a big difference.Also, lifting the end of the boat as you turn it upright does get rid of a lot of the water.Best bet is to swim to shore or shallow water where you can right the boat without having to tread water or fight breakers.I have practiced reentry many times but the yak is so stable and I'm probably even overcautious that i doubt I"ll ever have to use it.
My appologies, the hull designs have not changed muchfor the 12. I meant the difference between the 12 and the newer 14. I used to have a 12 but this summer I tried Ray's 14. A fast boat for its size, I was pleasantly surprised.