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Rinker Boat Company is an independent company which began in the 1940s. The company takes great pride in producing strong, durable, affordable boats. Rinker has a lineup ranging from a 19-foot runabout to the 43-foot cruiser. 
 

Rinker 226 Captiva

The 226 Captiva is available in the basic SE version and an upgraded R1 wakeboard version.  Rinker totally redesigned this model for 2006 which is a great performer and sure to deliver a thrilling ride. On test day the SE reached a top speed of 43.4 mph at 4600 rpm and cruised well at 29.6 mph with a 260-hp MerCruiser 5.0 L MPI.

The tricked out R1 with a 280-hp Volvo 5.7 Gi engine achieved a 51.6 mph top speed while cruising most economically doing 36.1 mph at 3500 rpm.

 

246 Captiva
Rinker gives the consumer the option between three totally different layout configurations with its 2006 246 Captiva.  Whether you choose the base model bowrider, the cuddy for overnights, or the R2 for watersports, the 246 boasts a good list of standard amenities and good performance. On test day, equipped with a 375-hp MerCruiser 496 MAG,  the 246 Captiva BR hit a top speed of 57.2 mph at 4800 rpm and cruised most economically doing 39.3 mph. 

Click on the links below to see how the other versions performed.

 

390 Express Cruiser
The 390 Express Cruiser is the latest addition to Rinker's cruiser line which slips nicely in between the 360 and 410 cruisers.  The new 390 features a huge entertaining area with two tiers of cockpit space, and sleeping comfort for six adults. Equipped twin 375-hp MerCruiser Mag engines, this cruiser clocked a top-end speed of 45.1 mph at 5000 rpm and cruised most economically at 31.5 mph.
 

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