|Length Overall||19'2''||Dry Weight||2,690 lbs.|
|Draft||3'0'' drive down||Weight Capacity||N/A|
|Draft Up||N/A||Person Capacity||N/A|
|Draft Down||N/A||Fuel Capacity||42 gal.|
|Air Draft||N/A||Water Capacity||none|
|Deadrise/Transom||20 degrees||Length on Trailer||N/A|
|Max Headroom||open||Height on Trailer||N/A|
|Bridge Clearance||N/A||Trailer Weight||N/A|
|Total Package 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.|
|Std. Power||1x135-hp MerCruiser 3.0L gas sterndrive|
|Tested Power||1 x 220-hp MerCruiser 4.3 MPI gas sterndrive|
1x220-hp MerCruiser 4.3 MPI gas sterndrive
Good Entry-Level Sportboat
The test boat sprinted to 30 mph in under 8.5 seconds and topped out a hair under 48 mph.
Another unique feature for a 19-footer is the walkthrough transom that really adds a touch of class to the boat.
Piloting the 192 is a breeze, thanks to the steering wheel, which tilts for convenience, and is equally as comfortable to use while standing or sitting.
Getting Started At The Top
Tested By John Cacciutti
The Captiva 192 is Rinker’s entry-level boat, but it has the luxury appointments and conveniences of a higher-priced model. At the heavily-sculpted helm station, chrome bezel Faria gauges are surrounded by a rich, polished wood finish. The fiberglass is beige in the dash area to complement the wood tones, and the combination of materials comes together like a fine tailored suit.
At the Helm
Piloting the 192 is a breeze, thanks to the steering wheel, which tilts for convenience, and is equally as comfortable to use while standing or sitting. The three-spoke design, finished in padded, water-resistant faux leather and wood, is straight out of a luxury automobile.
Standard instrumentation consists of a tachometer, speedometer, trim position indicator, fuel level gauge and more. Some of the nice touches that you won't typically find elsewhere include a cushioned arm rest for the driver’s throttle arm, a depth finder that is cleverly hidden in one of the standard size gauges, and an out-of-this-world suspension seat with flip-up bolster.
The new Rinker Easy Rider driver and passenger seats swivel, so those in the front can join conversations in the stern, slide forward and back, and are vented, which keeps them cool.
Best of all, the front bolster under the thigh area flips up vertically, which increases the seat height approximately four inches. In this position, the bolster can be used as a leaning post while standing or a temporary seat that affords an unobstructed view over the windshield. Additional passenger comforts include an L-shaped bench that wraps around the stern and port side, plus twin lounges in the bow.
Altogether, the boat seats six to eight people comfortably (depending on the mix of adults and children) and there are twelve cup holders in total. This effectively squelches the common complaint that there are never enough of these.
Another unique feature for a 19-footer is the walkthrough transom that really adds a touch of class to the boat, especially when you are going out at night. One of my favorite things to do with friends is visit a waterfront restaurant for dinner, and there is just no graceful way to climb over a sun pad in evening wear.
The optional $1079 swim platform is a must-buy option that adds almost four feet to the boat and comes with an integrated, collapsible, stainless steel ladder. A waterproof stereo control panel is also available, which gives swimmers and sunbathers the ability to control the Sony AM/FM CD player from the water’s edge.
Under the sun pad of the craft we tested lurked a venerable 220 horsepower, 4.3-liter Mercury. The standard engine is a 135 horsepower, three liter, and there are various options available up to 270 horsepower.
The test boat sprinted to 30 mph in under 8.5 seconds and topped out a hair under 48 mph. In this configuration, it should have enough oomph to load the boat up with seven people, fuel and gear, and still pop heavy skiers onto their feet.
We evaluated the 192 in calm conditions near the factory, so I can't say how it handles in rough seas, but I was impressed by its thrilling, sports car-type feel in turns.
Once on plane, the bow rides low enough to see clearly over it while seated and the hull doesn't bank heavily into turns like most boats. It hooks tight, high-speed turns almost horizontally and sticks to the water like dried paint on fingers.
With performance like this, coupled with luxury amenities, it is easy to see how the Captiva 192 is much more than an entry-level boat.
|CD Stereo||Sony AM/FM/CD/ Optional Sirius Satellite Service|
|Power Steering||Rack and pinion|
|Ice Chest||Igloo 36-qt.|
|Outlet: 12-Volt Acc|
= Standard = Optional
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