Anyone for Fun on the Water?
If you're interested in having daytime fun on the water, we suggest you investigate the Rinker Captiva 186. She'll be fast enough for almost anyone, especially with the optional 4.3-liter engine, and has the bells and whistles you need for skiing, swimming or just riding around. Her systems are simple, so maintenance should be easy: Service the engine on schedule and keep her clean, especially if you boat in salt water. Rinker includes a painted trailer as standard (galvanized is optional), so you can keep her in your yard where it'll be easy to flush the motor with fresh water and keep the hull sparkling.
Almost every inch of the Captiva 186 is available for sitting, sunbathing or swimming. The cockpit will seat five: The standard helm and companion seats are buckets, with flip-up bolsters optional, and there's a full-beam bench seat that will hold three more, maybe four if they're kids or skinny. Aft of the bench, there's a large sunpad – larger than most you'll find on boats this size. Rated capacity is 8 people.
At The Helm
Rinker installs backlit Faria gauges with stainless steel bezels in the Captiva 186's helm, which is further highlighted with "Turned Titanium" accents. Power steering with a sport wheel is standard, a tilt wheel optional. Engine controls are single-lever with integral trim/tilt, there's a horn and an outlet for a searchlight or other 12-volt accessory. An in-dash depth finder is optional.
Options and Pricing
Depending on power, the MSRP of the Captiva 186 BR ranges from $24,021 to $26,893. That's about in the middle of the market: A Bayliner 195 BR lists for $22,101 with the 3.0L engine; a Four Winns H190 is $31,918 with a MerCruiser 4.3 MPI Catalyst. But Rinker sells the 186 BR complete, with only a few options, all of them affordable.
There are an awful lot of bowriders like the Captiva 186 BR on the market, so if you've got a hankering for a boat like this you should do a lot of shopping before writing the check. We don't think you'll go far wrong with the Rinker, but only you know what features are important. Shopping is half the fun of buying a boat, so make a list and start visiting dealers. Maybe you'll decide the Rinker is just the ticket.
Standard and Optional Features
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