Captain's ReportTested By Capt. Bob SmithThe first that stands out about the R1 are the graphics, which are meant to grab everyone’s attention and make a statement. Bow seating on the R1 offers wraparound benches with lounger backs on the helm and companion sides. Seat bottoms are hinged and the storage below has roto-molded boxes with drains to keep your gear off the bottom and dry. Under the seat at the peak is a storage space for the anchor gear and it includes two rubber keepers for a Danforth style anchor so the anchor is not rattling around underway. The windshield is a wraparound tinted style, and the walkthrough portion has heavy rubber bumpers to protect the hull. Under the helm pod at the walkthrough is access to storage and is a good location to mount additional stereo boosters and amplifiers. The FeaturesThe R2 starts with some attention grabbing hot graphics on the hull as well as a very noticeable wakeboard tower. The tower has a slick system where two healthy guys can release two points on each side and fold the tower so the boat can fit into the garage or carport under cover. Our boat also had a monster amplifier and killer sound system which included two barrel speakers mounted to the tower and aimed at the platform where everyone is bound to be hanging out at anchor. The board racks can hold at least four boards to keep them at the ready. There are six speakers throughout the boat which makes sure everyone has a clear shot at the tunes. The transom remote keeps you in control of the system, including a six disc CD changer, even when you are at the stern. The large mirror also insures the driver gets a clear view of the fun going on behind, and the optional Perfect Pass speed control system makes it a snap to keep the wake just right.Functional LayoutSnap-in carpet is standard and makes the floor on a hot day much easier to tolerate and simplifies cleaning after a great weekend on the water. Bucket seats on my test boat had a new ventilated back style with spring suspension seating. They even have a built in armrest at the shifter control so it is not tiresome to keep one hand on the throttle. Tilt steering is standard with the rack-and-pinion steering system. The Faria gauges are backlit for easy night view and a digital depth gauge is also standard, as well as a 12vdc socket for charging your portable gear. I found the seats to be very comfortable underway and they also took the sting out of jumping large wakes on landing. The bench seating in the cockpit wraps from the port side just behind the companion seat all the way over to the walkthrough on the starboard side, which means there a whole lot of seating aboard this boat. Under the back side is a carry on cooler.Storage under the bench back is also finished with roto-molded boxes. And when it comes time to store away your skis there’s good storage space in the floor.Moving AftThe broad sun pad is large enough for two to relax together in the sun. It doubles as the engine hatch which lifts easily and is supported with two gas assist shocks. Bright LED lighting in the cockpit is also used in here for light. There is a large bin in here so you can toss the wet life jackets in to dry off using normal engine heat in the compartment. I found the space around the engine to be plenty adequate to get to all your typical maintenance points. Our test model had the extended swim platform which really added a lot of play room at the stern. We also had the stereo remote back here to keep the tunes in control from the stern.SpecsThe R1 measures in at 20’10” length overall with an 8’6” beam. Her draft is 22” with the outdrive up and 36” with the outdrive in its lowest position. The R1 weighs in at approximately 3,120lbs dry and carries 42 gallons of fuel on board. Her standard power plant is either a MerCruiser 190-hp 4.3L Alpha drive or a Volvo 190-hp 4.3L GL SX. You can choose from seven optional power plants including four MerCruisers and three Volvos up to a maximum rating of 300hp.PerformanceWe tested the R1 on a fresh water lake in Indiana with two people on board in 58 degrees and 10-15mph winds. We had ½ tank of fuel on board and the boat was powered with a MerCruiser 260-hp 5.0L MPI with Alpha drive and Hi 5 prop. She was fast out of the hole with a hole shot of 3.4 seconds and cruised best turning 3000rpm and running 23.2mph. The R1 was able to reach 30mph in just 7.5 seconds. At cruise, you can expect to burn about 6.6gph and have a range of 133 miles on a full tank of fuel. At wide open throttle, she was a rocket turning 5200rpm and running 47.6 mph. At this speed she was burning 19.5mpg for a range of 93 miles. With all the amenities of the Captiva 212 and a monster sound system and foldable tower, the R1 will add the kick you and your extreme performance friends are looking for.
Test Result Highlights
- Top speed for the Rinker R1 (Not in Production) is 47.6 mph (76.6 kph), burning 19.5 gallons per hour (gph) or 73.81 liters per hour (lph).
- Best cruise for the Rinker R1 (Not in Production) is 23.2 mph (37.3 kph), and the boat gets 3.52 miles per gallon (mpg) or 1.5 kilometers per liter (kpl), giving the boat a cruising range of 133 miles (214.04 kilometers).
- Tested power is 1 x 260-hp MerCruiser 5.0L MPI gas sterndrive.
Standard and Optional Features
|CD Stereo||Standard Sony AM/FM/CD / Optional Sirius Satellite Service|
|Ice Chest||Standard Igloo 25-qt|
Full Warranty Information on this brand coming soon!