Rinker 192 Captiva BR with 220-hp (Not in Production)
(w/ 1 x 220-hp MerCruiser 4.3 MPI gas sterndrive)


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The Captiva 192 is Rinker’s entry-level boat, but it has the luxury appointments and conveniences of a higher-priced model.

Key Features

  • NMMA Certified
  • Fiberglass stringer system
  • One-piece fiberglass liner
  • Walk-through windshield
  • Integrated swim platform
  • Walk-through transom
  • Snap-in carpet
  • Sony® AM/FM CD stereo with four speakers
  • Depth finder
  • Transom-mounted ski tow
  • Tilt steering wheel

Specifications

Rinker 192 Captiva BR with 220-hp (Not in Production) Specifications
Length Overall 19'2'' Dry Weight 2,690 lbs.
Beam 8'0'' Tested Weight N/A
Draft 3'0'' drive down Fuel Cap 42 gal.
Deadrise/Transom 20 degrees Water Cap none
Max Headroom open Bridge Clearance 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

Rinker 192 Captiva BR with 220-hp (Not in Production) Engine options
Std. Power 1x135-hp MerCruiser 3.0L gas sterndrive
Tested Power 1 x 220-hp MerCruiser 4.3 MPI gas sterndrive
Opt. Power 1x220-hp MerCruiser 4.3 MPI gas sterndrive
Not Available

Rinker 192 Captiva BR with 220-hp (Not in Production) Line Drawing

Rinker 192 Captiva BR with 220-hp (Not in Production) Photo Gallery

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Good Entry-Level Sportboat

The test boat sprinted to 30 mph in under 8.5 seconds and topped out a hair under 48 mph.

Rinker 192 Captiva BR with 220-hp (Not in Production)

Another unique feature for a 19-footer is the walkthrough transom that really adds a touch of class to the boat.

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Rinker 192 Captiva BR with 220-hp (Not in Production)

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.

Rinker 192 Captiva BR with 220-hp (Not in Production) Captain's Report

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.

Comfort Underway

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.

Performance

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.

Rinker 192 Captiva BR with 220-hp (Not in Production) Test Result Highlights

  • Top speed for the Rinker 192 Captiva BR with 220-hp (Not in Production) is 47.8 mph (76.9 kph), burning 16.3 gallons per hour (gph) or 61.7 liters per hour (lph).

  • Best cruise for the Rinker 192 Captiva BR with 220-hp (Not in Production) is 24.8 mph (39.9 kph), and the boat gets 3.76 miles per gallon (mpg) or 1.6 kilometers per liter (kpl), giving the boat a cruising range of 142 miles (228.53 kilometers).

  • Tested power is 1 x 220-hp MerCruiser 4.3 MPI gas sterndrive.
For complete test results including fuel consumption, range and sound levels
go to our Test Results section.


Standard and Optional Equipment

Rinker 192 Captiva BR with 220-hp (Not in Production) Standard and Optional Equipment
Systems
CD Stereo Standard Sony AM/FM/CD/ Optional Sirius Satellite Service
Power Steering Standard Rack and pinion
Exterior Features
Ice Chest Standard Igloo 36-qt.
Outlet: 12-Volt Acc Standard
Swim Ladder Standard
Swim Platform Standard
Canvas
Bimini Top Standard

Standard = Standard Optional = Optional

Rinker 192 Captiva BR with 220-hp (Not in Production) Warranty

Rinker 192 Captiva BR with 220-hp (Not in Production) Warranty Information
Warranties change from time to time. While BoatTEST.com has tried to ensure the most up-to-date warranty offered by each builder, it does not guarantee the accuracies of the information presented below. Please check with the boat builder or your local dealer before you buy any boat.

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