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Brief Summary

The 2015 Rinker Captiva 186 FS OB developed from the trendsetting 186 OB that premiered in 2012. This was the first time in 18 years that Rinker offered an outboard-powered runabout. The fish-and-ski package outfits the Captiva 186 FS OB with a lengthy list of features including a bow mount trolling motor, Lowrance fishfinder, two removable pedestal seats, livewell, rod holders, dual casting platforms and a fixed ski pylon. Labeled as a “value boat”, the Midwest builder has created a multi-purpose platform for fishing and watersports at a competitive price point.

Key Features

  • Fixed ski-tow
  • Sony CDXM20 stereo
  • Fish & Ski Package includes bow mount trolling motor, livewell, fishfinder, and casting platforms
  • Large in-floor storage
  • Port side dash glove box
  • Battery holder
  • Stainless steel fixed cleats
  • Curved tinted glass windshield with walkthrough
  • Specifications

    Length Overall 18' 8''
    5.69 m
    Beam 7' 5''
    2.26 m
    Dry Weight 1,750 lbs.
    794 kg
    Tested Weight N/A
    Draft 36''
    .91 m
    - Draft Up N/A
    - Draft Down N/A
    - Air Draft N/A
    Deadrise/Transom 20-deg.
    Max Headroom open
    Bridge Clearance 52''
    1.32 m
    Weight Capacity N/A
    Person Capacity N/A
    Fuel Capacity 26 gal.
    98 L
    Water Capacity N/A
    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 12 BRP Evinrude engines from 90-hp to 150-hp
    7 Honda engines available from 90-hp to 150-hp
    6 Mercury engines available from 90-hp to 150-hp
    8 Suzuki engines available from 90-hp to 150-hp
    3 Yamaha engines available from 90-hp to 150-hp

    Captain's Report

    Rinker Captiva 186 FS OB running shot
    The Captiva 186 FS OB comes in several power configurations ranging from 90-hp to 150-hp.


    The mission of the Rinker Captiva 186 FS OB is to provide utility and value. She is a multi-purpose fish-and-ski platform that delivers all the necessary components for a fun day on the water with family and friends. The builder offers the boat in several different engine configurations including a pre-drilled transom without motor. A lengthy list of options accompanies the engine configurations, allowing a buyer to customize somewhat.

    Rinker Captiva 186 FS OB floor layout
    The outboard configuration as compared to I/O adds almost a foot of space in the cockpit area and decreases the dry weight by 700 lbs. (317 kg).

    Major Features

    • Sony CDXM20 with dual speakers• Fish-and-Ski Package

    1. Trolling motor at bow2. Fishfinder3. Forward/aft casting platforms with removable cushions4. Dual removable fishing seats5. Livewell6. Battery charger

    Features Inspection

    Rinker Captiva 186 FS OB profile shot
    The Captiva 186 FS OB has gunwales that average 29” (.74 m) in height, according to the builder. This is higher than many sportboats in her class and provides extra security on the water, particularly for children.



    Four stainless steel cleats are standard on the Captiva 186 FS OB -- two at the bow and two at the stern. Rinker also offers a hardware upgrade package that includes stainless steel grab handles, stainless steel cup holders, stainless steel rub rails, and stainless steel speaker covers. We would encourage anyone who frequently boats in saltwater to consider this upgrade.

    Trolling Motor.

    A Minn Kota PowerDrive with foot pedal is mounted between the front two cleats at the bow. On the port side we find an electrical panel that houses a trim switch for the outboard aft as well as an electrical plug for the trolling motor. In the future we would like to see a separate battery designated to the Minn Kota. The extra battery would bypass the boat’s electrical system, and eliminate the possibility of running the main battery down.

    Seating Configurations.

    The V-shaped seating design with padded gunwales spans the perimeter of the bow, allowing passengers to sit in any direction and still have a backrest. Water Resistant GX48 two-tone upholstery adds an element of comfort to the space. Beneath the bow cushions are lockers that are perfect for anchor storage and emergency gear.

    When the cushions are removed

    , a non-skid platform mounts between the V-shaped seating, creating a raised deck for casting. One of three pedestal seat mounts is located in the middle of the bow within easy reach of the trolling motor, cup holders and dual flush lockers.

    Rinker Captiva 186 FS OB bow platform
    When the seat cushions are removed, a raised non-skid platform nests between the V-shaped seating, creating a flush casting deck.
    Rinker Captiva 186 FS OB bow
    The Minn Kota PowerDrive slides out of the bow mount for easy removal should the day's mission be one of sunbathing and watersports.


    Ski/Rod Locker.

    Moving through a 17'' walkthrough one finds a ski/rod floor locker surrounded by a Taylor Made tinted safety glass windshield. Measuring almost 8' in length, the self-draining compartment could easily house two sets of skis as well as fishing rods.

    Rinker Captiva 186 FS OB carpet
    Optional snap-in Berber carpet is gentle on feet and easily removable for cleaning.

    Glove Box and Stereo.

    On the portside of the boat we find a matching swivel captain’s chair with optional bolster and a glove box. The dry compartment is perfect for storing cell phones and car keys while underway. Directly to the left is a 12-volt accessory plug that powers devices and additional accessories buyers may desire onboard. A standard Sony CDXM20 head unit powers two speakers and features CD, Sirius and 3.5 mm Aux connectivity.The front panel is designed with a UV resistant coating that meets ASTM G154 standards and prevents discoloration, according to the builder. Internal circuitry is coated to protect it from contamination and corrosion. For buyers interested in top-shelf technology, the builder also offers optional Sony speakers and a Sony MEXM70BT head unit that features Bluetooth connectivity as well as two USB inputs and a removable faceplate.

    Deluxe Sport Package.

    An option worth considering is the Deluxe Sport Package. The package includes the following components:

    Bimini Top --

    Keeps riders out of the sun and protects from harmful UV rays

    Snap-in Berber Carpet --

    Gentle on feet for those interested in sunbathing and watersports, yet easily removable for fishing outings

    Depth Finder --

    Always a good idea

    Tilt Steering --

    Adds to the ergonomic comfort and support of the helm station

    Rinker Captiva 186 FS OB cup holder
    The cup holder is next to the 12-volt accessory outlet. This is perfect for holding a cell phone or MP3 player while charging.
    Rinker Captiva 186 FS OB stereo
    The CDXM20 is Sirius XM ready and features a CD/3.5 mm Aux input.
    Rinker Captiva 186 FS OB side compartment
    Self-draining side compartments are designed to hold fishing rods in place as well as necessary tooling and gear.


    Dash Panel.

    The simple “turned titanium” dash features a contrasting Faria gauge cluster as well as water-resistant backlit toggle switches. Directly to the right we find an optional depth finder, and a standard Lowrance X4 Pro Fishfinder. With optional tilt steering and seat bolster, the helm is adjustable according to the needs of the helmsman. We also like the ergonomic angled footrest and convenient placement of the throttle control.

    Rinker Captiva 186 FS OB helm
    Notice how Rinker built cup holders into the side channels within easy reach of the helmsman.


    Aft Bench.

    The aft bench houses two removable foldaway seats that convert into dual pedestal seats mounting throughout the boat. One location is found in the bow, while the other two are found on either side of the extended swim platform. In between the two seats a center cushion lifts to reveal an aerated livewell that is perfect for keeping fish alive throughout the day. On either side of the aft bench, two self-draining compartments are found beneath the foldaway seats, offering additional storage for life jackets and emergency gear.

    Rinker Captiva 186 FS OB aft bench
    Dual cup holders and grab rails are within easy reach of passengers riding aft.
    Rinker Captiva 186 FS OB live well
    An aerated livewell keeps fish alive throughout the day. We also like how the hatch fits into the livewell mold, keeping the well secure and taking pressure off the back hinges.
    Rinker Captiva 186 FS OB ski pylon
    A standard removable ski pylon that is mounted above the engine cover keeps towlines clear and reduces scratches on the engine cover.

    Extended Swim Platform.

    The extended platform runs past the transom, allowing some room for boarding and fishing despite the outboard splash well. Both swim platforms contain mounts for the pedestal casting seats, and the starboard side features a foldaway three-step swim ladder. We like how the builder created a recess for the ladder to sit in, keeping the platform flush and easy to navigate while reeling in fish. The wide plastic steps on the ladder also make re-boarding easier, and are less stressful on bare feet.

    Rinker Captiva 186 FS OB ladder
    All surfaces traveled on are finished in non-skid for added safety and security. Also note how the ladder sits flush with the deck, creating a flat platform to move on.
    Rinker Captiva 186 FS OB removable pedestal seats
    Removable pedestal seats swivel 360-degrees, making fishing that much easier, especially when reeling in the catch of the day.

    Power Options

    The Rinker Captiva 186 FS OB comes in a variety of engine configurations, depending on the buyer’s need. All major brands including Yamaha, Suzuki, Mercury, Honda, and Evinrude are available at different horsepower points. If the buyer is looking for fuel efficiency, we would encourage them to consider the 90-hp Evinrude that burned 8.2 gph at the top end and less than half of that at cruising speed. Should the buyer’s mission focus around watersports we would encourage them to consider a 135- or 150-hp configuration for extra power out of the hole. As mentioned earlier, the builder also offers the boat with a drilled transom and no motor, depending on mission and financial need.


    Rinker has designed a multi-purpose cost-efficient bowrider with a reasonable list of standard components. With an impressive fish-and-ski package, including a Minn Kota PowerDrive trolling motor, Lowrance X4 fishfinder, forward/aft casting platforms, dual removable pedestal seats, a livewell and battery charger, the Captiva 186 FS OB comes fully-equipped and water ready -- all the buyer needs is a fishing pole and skis.A lengthy list of options and power configurations accompany the Captiva 186 FS OB, making it appealing to buyers looking to get the most out of their investment. The base price is $25,690 with a Yamaha 115.

    Rinker Captiva 186 FS OB running shot
    The Captiva 186 FS OB's hull has a slight reverse chine as well as a 20-degree deadrise, both adding lift and stability at higher speed.

    Standard and Optional Features

    Marine Electronics

    Fishfinder Standard


    Battery Charger/Converter Standard
    CD Stereo Standard

    Exterior Features

    Carpet: Cockpit Optional Snap-in


    Bimini Top Optional
    Cockpit Cover Optional
    Full Canvas Optional


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