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Brief Summary

Rinker’s new Captiva 246 CC combines a traditional cuddy with stylish lines. A standard Bimini top surrounds the main cockpit, and a carry-on cooler keeps beverages cool throughout the day. A sink with refreshment center is handy for washing off fruit or cleaning hands before a meal, and the custom hideaway trash container with Corian top keeps the boat clutter-free. A non-skid walkthrough provides access to the extended swim platform. Below, a modest cabin highlights a full berth with enough space for multiple children to nap or simply get out of the sun. Storage compartments and a portable head complement the cabin, making the Captiva 246 CC a candidate for possible occasional overnights for two.

Key Features

  • V-berth
  • Color-coordinated acrylic Bimini top with boot
  • Snap-in carpet
  • Carry-on and portable cooler
  • Dual helm bucket seats with flip-up bolster
  • Sink with refreshment center
  • Stowable cockpit table
  • Sony stereo with CD player and Bluetooth
  • Specifications

    Length Overall 26' 2''
    7.97 m
    Beam 8'6" (2.59 M
    Dry Weight 4910 lbs.
    2,227 kg
    Tested Weight N/A
    Draft 22''
    .56 m
    - Draft Up N/A
    - Draft Down N/A
    - Air Draft N/A
    Deadrise/Transom N/A
    Max Headroom open
    Bridge Clearance N/A
    Weight Capacity N/A
    Person Capacity N/A
    Fuel Capacity 68 gal.
    257 L
    Water Capacity N/A
    Length on Trailer N/A
    Height on Trailer N/A
    Trailer Weight N/A
    Total Weight
    (Trailer, Boat, & Engine)
    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

    Std. Power Not Available
    Tested Power Currently no test numbers
    Opt. Power 10 MerCruiser engine options from 250-hp to 380-hp
    22 Volvo Penta engine options from 280-hp to 300-hp

    Captain's Report

    Rinker Captiva 246 CC running shot
    Rinker’s Captiva 246 CC is pictured with the optional Versa Teak swim platform. Notice how the platform is integrated into the hull and extends past the transom.

    Mission

    The Rinker Captiva 246 CC is a sporty cuddy cabin designed for watersports, trailering and occasional overnights. Featuring a "cockpit-forward" design, she's well-equipped for a full day on the water. When it comes time for sleeping afloat the modest cabin has a full berth with storage beneath, as well as a portable head. Depending on the buyer’s mission, Rinker offers a lengthy list of amenities as well as two optional packages focused around watersports and entertainment. A list of power options ranging from a fuel-efficient MerCruiser 4.5 MPI Alpha (250-hp) to a muscular MerCruiser 8.2 MAG (380-hp) completes the Captiva 246 CC package, leaving room for customization according to the buyer’s intended use.

    Rinker Captiva 246 CC floor plan
    Dual bolster swiveling buckets with U-shaped aft seating surround the cockpit, creating a platform for socializing and entertaining.

    Distinguished Features

    • Deck access walkthrough with molded in steps
    • Snap-in carpet
    • Sink with refreshment center
    • Carry on cooler with enclosure
    • Stowable table with recessed cup and plate holders
    • Trash container
    • Sony BTMEXM70BT with CD and Bluetooth
    • Reclining sun pad
    • Transom shower
    • Walkthrough to swim platform
    • LED engine compartment lights

    Features Inspection

    Bow

    Anchor Locker.

    The Captiva 246 CC features a built-in self-draining anchor locker with cradle molded into the foredeck for easy access and stowage. Having a built-in anchor locker keeps the foredeck clean, and securely stores the anchor out of the way when not in use. We like how Rinker used non-skid throughout, especially on the bow, allowing for safer travel back and forth on the foredeck.

    Deck Hardware.

    A custom stainless steel bow rail encompasses the foredeck and carries back to the windshield line. All hardware throughout the boat is stainless steel including dual pull up cleats at the bow and stern, compartment hinges, grab rails, cup holders and ski tow pylon. An optional scuff plate for the bow stem is available and recommended as it adds an element of protection, whether pulling up an anchor or driving onto a trailer.

    Navigation Lights.

    Rinker uses low profile navigation lights directly forward of the anchor locker. These LED lights allow for extended usage time and water resistance as well as better long-range visibility.

    Rinker Captiva 246 CC bow rails
    The stainless steel low-profile bow rail maintains an element of safety while adding to the sportboat feel.

    Cockpit

    First Impressions.

    Stepping down through a tinted and curved safety glass windshield we’re welcomed with standard snap-in carpet, two swivel seats with standard bolsters and U-shaped seating aft. The seating configuration on the Captiva 246 CC features a wide walkthrough to the stern for easy boarding. An optional filler cushion is available and recommended, completing the U when the walkthrough is not in use. The cockpit is protected with a standard Bimini top, keeping riders out of the sun when desired. Optional two-tone upholstery adds style and comfort.

    Rinker Captiva 246 CC upholstery
    Optional duo-tone upholstery adds an element of style. Stainless steel cup holders are within easy reach behind the seat back.
    Rinker Captiva 246 CC bucket seats
    Swivel bucket seats with standard bolsters are found on both sides of the Captiva 246 CC. Stainless steel grab rails are conveniently placed for all riders on board.
    Rinker Captiva 246 CC duo toned
    The duo-tone upholstery is an attractive option. Note the quality stitching, contrasting piping and the embroidered logo.

    Arch Support.

    The optional arch support is an asset for those interested in watersports, and it's completely compatible with the standard Bimini top. An optional arch hinge allows folding the arch down, easing bridge passage and entering covered docks. The arch features a stainless steel eye for watersports and is offered in black or white finishes.

    Rinker Captiva 246 CC arch
    The optional hinged arch support has a clearance of 5’4” (1.64 m) when folded down.

    Sink and Table.

    Directly behind the captain’s chair, Rinker built in a functional refreshment station with a pressurized 10-gallon (38 L) water tank. The sink is useful for preparing food throughout the day as well as washing hands after a day in the salt water. A standard removable table mounts in the center of the U-shaped seating, allowing for easy access to communal refreshments. We like how Rinker designed the table with recesses for plates and cups, adding stability to food and drinks while underway.

    Rinker Captiva 246 CC wet bar
    The refreshment station has stainless steel cup holders within reach both for those seated and standing.
    Rinker Captiva 246 CC table
    The pedestal table is removable when not in use. Note the recessed plate and cup holders, stabilizing food and drink while underway.

    Trash Container.

    Behind the U-shaped seating on the starboard side is a built-in trash receptacle that folds away when not in use. Fitted with stainless steel hinges, a Corian top conveniently lifts up for easy disposal of garbage. This is a feature that keeps the cockpit clean. When cleaning up, simply replace the trash bag and the cockpit is ready for the next adventure.

    Rinker Captiva 246 CC cover
    The Corian cover on the trash receptacle is within easy reach of guests, yet not at all obtrusive.

    Carry-on Cooler.

    One of our favorite features on the Captiva 246 CC is the cooler design. Everyone on the water wants cold beverages, and in this case Rinker delivers with a carry-on cooler that stores beneath the U-shaped seating. The clever design feature is in the access of the cooler. Rather than asking guests to stand up in order to access beverages, Rinker provides an opening in the upholstery that allows reaching down directly into the cooler with minimal effort. The upholstered square easily removes, the cooler door slides open, and difficult access to drinks becomes a thing of the past.

    Rinker Captiva 246 CC square
    Notice the small square in the left corner of the picture. This lifts to allow access to the cooler below. The walkthrough leads to the swim platform aft. An optional filler cushion mounts here to complete the U-shaped seating.

    Stereo.

    The Rinker Captiva 246 CC comes standard with a Sony BTMEXM70BT head unit featuring a CD player, dual USB ports, Bluetooth and a removable faceplate. Additional options include:

    • Sirius satellite radio
    • Speakers: Co-axial with stainless steel covers
    • Upgrade speakers to Sony brand
    • Stereo remote: Transom
    • Stereo upgrade package with subwoofer and Amp – Sony or Polk Speakers with Kicker Amp
    Rinker Captiva 246 CC sound system
    A removable sound system faceplate adds extra security when the boat isn’t occupied.

    Helm

    Sitting at the helm we find an angled footrest, tilt steering, and a swivel bucket seat with bolster all adding to the ergonomics. A standard Richie compass is mounted in direct sightlines of the helmsman, along with contrasting Faria beveled gauges. Backlit, labeled rocker switches with breakers surround the wheel and are attached to a main circuit breaker, eliminating the need for replacement fuses. A depth gauge is also included on the Captiva 246 CC and optional trim tabs with LED indicators are available. The throttle control is mounted against the side bulwark within easy reach of the helmsman.

    Rinker Captiva 246 CC helm
    The helm features Faria gauges and rocker-type switches with breakers adjacent. The center-mounted Richie compass is standard.

    Cabin

    First Impressions.

    A locking dual-hinged door system allows continuous ventilation throughout the cabin without interfering with the cockpit space. Stepping down we find dual port lights and hatch, providing natural light and air flow. Brazil wood on both sides of the bulwark carries forward and adds an accent to an otherwise simple space. The V-berth allows for occasional overnights aboard, and storage beneath the removable cushions adds functionality to the space. A hideaway portable toilet is discretely mounted to starboard, keeping a clear path for entering and exiting the cabin.

    Rinker Captiva 246 CC
    Notice the Corian counter mounted forward. This is useful for placing a cell phone before settling in for the night.
    Rinker Captiva 246 CC filler cushion
    When the filler cushion is in place a comfortable berth is formed. The space is designed to sleep two adults.

    Stern

    Reclining Sun Pad.

    A spacious sun pad located behind the U-shaped seating is large enough for several people. The adjustable sun pad folds upward, creating bench seating facing aft for times at anchor.

    Rinker Captiva 246 CC stainless steel
    Stainless steel hardware and polymer seat frames are used throughout the Captiva 246 CC.

    Engine Compartment.

    A hinged engine compartment hatch lifts up with gas assist struts. LED lighting is standard here. There's room on either side of the engine block for easy maintenance and access to key components.

    Rinker Captiva 246 CC engine
    Notice the adjustable LED light that extends down from the hatch. We also like the gelcoat surrounding the engine compartment for easier cleanup.

    Walkthrough.

    The walkthrough from the swim platform to the cockpit is finished in non-skid, with Versa-Teak as a handsome option.

    Rinker Captiva 246 CC walk through
    Notice how the walkthrough is spacious enough for one to comfortably pass through without having to side step or twist to the side.

    Transom Shower.

    The 10-gallon (38 L) freshwater transom shower located on the starboard side allows guests to rinse off before re-entering the cockpit. This is a nice feature for those who plan on swimming and then spending the night aboard or traveling to a dock-and-dine for dinner.

    Rinker Captiva 246 CC
    The transom shower hose extends for easy use and retracts into the hull for easy storage.

    Storage Aft.

    Rinker added a storage compartment right off the swim platform that's handy for housing watersports gear such as skis, lines, tubes, or even scuba equipment. For those less interested in watersports it would be a good place for storing emergency gear and fenders.

    Rinker Captiva 246 CC transom
    A transom mounted stainless steel eye is located directly behind the storage compartment hatch. Also notice the gas assist strut, allowing for easy removal of gear.

    Swim Platform.

    The swim platform finished in non-skid or optional Versa-Teak extends past the transom and clears the sterndrive. On the starboard side, a telescoping ladder with wide treads folds into the platform and disappears, creating a flush surface that won't stub bare toes. On the port side, a self-draining compartment is handy for icing and accessing beverages from the water without having to climb into the boat and through the cockpit. An optional transom stereo remote for the Sony head unit also allows guests to adjust music without leaving the water.

    Rinker Captiva 246 CC
    Notice how both hatches fold flush creating a flat platform for guests to step or sit on. Also note the lift up cleats on either side.

    Options to Consider

    The Captiva 246 CC offers a list of options depending on the buyers’ mission. There are three primary packages worth considering:

    • Preferred Option Group - Stereo upgrade with Sony speakers, dual battery, bow scuff plate, four mooring lines, two fenders, boat hook, anchor kit, and Rinker branded merchandise.
    • RLS Package (Black) - Stereo upgrade to Polk audio speakers and Kicker amplifier, Duo-Tone cockpit upholstery, chartplotter (290), LED swim light, exclusive logos and graphics, custom cockpit carpet, weathered Versa-Teak swim platform.
    • RLS Package (Espresso) - Stereo upgrade to Polk Audio speakers and Kicker amplifier, Duo-Tone cockpit upholstery, chartplotter (290), LED swim light, exclusive logos and graphics, custom cockpit carpet, weathered Versa-Teak swim platform.

    Additional options include:

    • Full canvas enclosure for those who will use the boat for frequent overnights
    • Filler cushion for aft cockpit
    • Versa-Teak swim platform
    • Folding sport arch for those interested in watersports
    • Bow scuff plate
    • Automatic fire extinguishing system
    • Dual battery switch
    • Trim tabs
    • Transom mount stereo remote

    Power Options

    The Rinker Captiva 246 CC comes in a variety of engine configurations depending on the buyer’s need. MerCruiser, Volvo Penta, and Volvo Diesel are all available at various horsepower points. Buyers seeking fuel efficiency, though at an increased initial cost, might consider the diesel package. For all-out watersports, the MerCruiser 8.2 MAG might be preferable.

    Price

    Equipped with a MerCruiser 6.2 MPI B3 she lists for $77,565.

    Observations

    Rinker’s Captiva 246 CC is an excellent platform for entertaining and family fun on the water. With a "cockpit forward" design, the boat’s mission focuses around day-use functionality, with modest accommodations below for occasional overnights. Unique design traits such as the built-in steps to the foredeck, a functional refreshment station and easy-access cooler are pluses. A lengthy list of options and packages allows buyers to customize the Captiva 246 CC according to their needs. Nicely equipped with a MerCruiser 6.2 MPI B3 she lists for $77,565, a competitive price for the genre.

    Rinker Captiva 246 CC running shot
    Rinker’s Captiva 246 CC shown with the optional Versa-Teak swim platform and duo tone interior.

    Standard and Optional Features

    Marine Electronics

    Fishfinder Optional

    Systems

    CD Stereo Standard
    Head: Portable Standard
    Trim Tabs Optional

    Exterior Features

    Carpet: Cockpit Standard
    Swim Platform Standard
    Wet bar Standard

    Canvas

    Cockpit Cover Optional
    Full Canvas Optional

    Warranty

    Full Warranty Information on this brand coming soon!

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