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Rinker Captiva 246 CC (2009-)
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Brief Summary

With so many families spending their days on the water, the obvious question becomes, why does the boating have to end just because the day does? The typical river has a myriad of shoreline locations just waiting to become your own private campground. The Rinker Captiva 246 CC will open up a whole new realm of boat camping for you. There are relatively few cuddy choices on the market in the 24' class and so if you are in the market for one you should check out the Rinker Captiva 246 CC.

Key Features

  • Acrylic bimini top with boot
  • Anchor storage locker with cradle
  • Stainless steel cleats
  • Fiberglass cockpit liner
  • Wide band gelcoat
  • Hull graphics with designer touch and tape accents
  • LED engine compartment lighting
  • NMMA certified
  • Non-skid molded deck surfaces
  • Transom mounted ski tow
  • Swim platform with stainless steel boarding ladder
  • Transom shower
  • Portable toilet
  • AM/FM/CD player with speakers
  • Specifications

    Length Overall 26' 02''
    7.97 m
    Beam 8' 06''
    2.59 m
    Dry Weight 5,050 lbs.
    2,291 kg
    Tested Weight N/A
    Draft 36''
    91 cm
    - Draft Up N/A
    - Draft Down N/A
    - Air Draft N/A
    Deadrise/Transom 20 deg.
    Max Headroom N/A
    Bridge Clearance 5' 00''
    1.52 m
    Weight Capacity N/A
    Person Capacity N/A
    Fuel Capacity 75 gal.
    283.9 L
    Water Capacity 10 gal.
    37.8 L
    Length on Trailer N/A
    Height on Trailer N/A
    Trailer Weight N/A
    Total Weight
    (Trailer, Boat, & Engine)

    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

    Std. Power Not Available
    Tested Power Currently no test numbers
    Opt. Power Not Available

    Rinker Captiva 246 CC (2009-) Line Drawing


    Captain's Report

    Rinker Captiva 246 CC

    Capt. Steve Says...

    I’m blessed with living in an area that has so many different types of boating available that it’s a shame we can’t bottle it up and share it with everyone. Coastal cruising, rivers, protected lakes... they’re all within day range of any boat. And being able to experience them in different boats is icing on the cake. Taking a boat such as the Rinker Captiva 246 CC on an overnight river trip is just the ticket for clearing the cobwebs from the mind after a full week of office life.

    First it takes the right tools...

    The Rinker Captiva 246 CC is well equipped to handle the overnight excursions to remote campgrounds. Once anchored in a quiet cove by the stern and the bow tied to a tree, we were secured in our spot with no one else around but the birds in the trees. The Rinker Captiva 246 CC can deal with most needs that should arise from the simple (portable head) to the practical (sink for washing hands and fruit). There’s plenty of storage for supplies for both creature comforts and playtime. At the stern, there’s diving off the optional Versa-Teak (add $2,136) decked swim platform, deep storage aft of the sun pad for a wakeboard or towlines and cup holders are all within reach.

    Rinker Captiva 246 CC
    The sink and pressurized water are just a small part of the perks in the Rinker Captiva 246 CC.

    Additional perks...

    There’s a transom shower, plenty of storage under the sun pad, and an optional flip up recliner adds comfort (add $277) and a swim light under the swim platform (add $376) lets the playtime continue into the night. The cabin has ample lighting for night and portlights to let in natural light, a lockable door, a wood trimmed shelf, and hanging locker. A standard dinette table allows for an easy conversion of the V-berth for sleeping. An optional portable head stores under the seat (add $301).

    Rinker Captiva 246 CC
    Now this is cabin class comfort in a cuddy. Note the cherry wood trim and hang locker to port. A portable head fits under the seat to starboard. A removable dinette converts the seating into a V-berth.


    The Rinker Captiva 246 CC helm is nicely laid out and uncluttered. Large Faria gauges with stainless bezels, rocker switches with circuit breakers, and a stereo remote are all within reach. I’d still like to see the stereo mounted at the helm though. Save the remote for the guests. A compass, usually left off the list, is standard.

    Rinker Captiva 246 CC

    Power choices ...

    The Rinker Captiva 246 CC comes standard with a 270-hp Volvo 5.0 GXi SX, but a boat load of engine options are available from both Volvo and Merc. The Volvo list tops out at a 420-hp 8.1 GXi DP (add $20,644) for gas and a 190-hp D3 DSL (add $21,317) diesel, which is popular in the Euro markets where gas is through the roof. For Mercs, the options start out at the 260-hp 5.0 MPI Alpha (add $377) and goes on up to the 425-hp 496 Mag HO with BIII outdrive (add $25,968).


    The Rinker Captiva 246 CC has a LOA of 26’ 2” (8 m), a beam of 8’ 6” (2.6 m), and a draft of 22” (55 cm). She holds 75 gallons (284 L) of fuel and 10 gallons (37.8 L) of water. Her dry weight is 5,050 lbs. (2,291 kg). With a base price of $48,187 she’s competitively priced for her size range. Check her out for yourself. I’m sure you’ll agree.

    Standard and Optional Features


    CD Stereo Standard
    Head: Portable Standard
    Power Steering Standard
    Trim Tabs Optional
    TV/DVD Optional

    Exterior Features

    Carpet: Cockpit Standard Snap-in
    Swim Ladder Standard
    Swim Platform Standard
    Wet bar Standard


    Bimini Top Standard
    Cockpit Cover Optional
    Full Canvas Optional


    Hull Warranty
    Limited Lifetime

    NMMA Certification Yes
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