The Rinker family proudly showed us their 2003 lineup of boats recently in Sarasota, FL. Everyone from the President down were on the docks to help us learn about the new designs and to help run the boats. Rinker redesigned the Fiesta Vee 270 for 2003 by adding more topside space and functionality and giving you more cockpit room for entertaining. She has a steady ride with smooth handling due in part to her 18 degree deadrise and Rinker’s tried-and-true hull design. Once you have experienced it, you will certainly appreciate the results of their advanced technology design coupled to extensive work on full-sized mockups that help give you the look and feel of a great ride.The bow has little to clutter your view underway. Stainless steel rails surround the bow and come to a point up front with a remote controlled search light for finding your way in the dark. The anchor roller and windless is tucked away under the anchor hatch, and help assist when working the hook in your favorite anchorage. Centered in the bow area is a hatch for ventilation to the cabin below. The walk-through windshield is accessed from the cockpit with steps molded into the cockpit.The cabin below is designed for comfort of up to four adults overnighting aboard. Two can use the V-berth that has comfortable seats with padded backs and is punctuated with a mirror in the peak. During the day, this area converts to a gorgeous dining area with a wood table inserted here. The simple galley has storage above a single-burner cooktop that has a cover when not in use. A stainless sink with water is also here beside the cooktop. Below is a 2 cubic foot refrigerator with small freezer. The TV and VCR are hidden behind a roll top type cover and the stereo is mounted above the TV. The stern berth can also easily accommodate two more adults. Spacious storage is built into the port and starboard walls here in this berth.A full “wet head” is down here for your cruising convenience. There is a sink with pull out faucet for showering, a head, AC outlets and storage to round out the space. Back topside, the helm is laid out with analog instruments and a digital depth gauge. Switches and breakers are within easy reach. Rinker makes finding the horn a snap with the bright red rocker switch. The remote spotlight is controlled with a joystick to the right of the tilt wheel. The captain can control the stereo with a remote here at this location. Over on the companion side is a deep chart box with clear Plexiglas cover to keep the charts dry while using them in weather.The cockpit galley is ready to serve with its own covered storage box next to the sink and low rails to keep things safely on the counter. Below is the cooler for the drinks and sandwiches underway.The stern area has storage for smaller things, safety rails and lots of cup holders for the beverages. Pull the bench seat up and you have a molded-in space for the dingy outboard. The walk-through area has a hatch covering the battery switch and breakers. There is another remote for the stereo here for the rear passengers and those enjoying the swim platform. When you are ready to come back aboard from the water, a swim shower is at the stern with both hot and cold water. There is even a two-fender holder built into the stern to keep them handy, yet out of the way when underway!The Fiesta Vee 270 is really 30’4” in length. She has a 9’1” beam. This 270 is only 7,350 pounds dry weight, so you can tow her with some family vehicles designed to tow a pocket cruiser. She has a 100 gallon fuel tank for long cruises and can run up to a beach with only 36” draft with the drive down and 22” with the drive up. You have 33 gallons of fresh water for cruising and a 27-gallon holding tank. Bridge clearance is 7’ without the arch and 9’2” with the arch.Our test boat performed admirably when we ran her. She was cruising along easily at 26.5 mph and 3500 rpm, and delivered a top speed of 40.3 mph at 4800 rpms. At best cruise, she will get you about 200 miles on a full tank of fuel.When you take your 270 out for a test, you’ll see what we mean when we say Rinker is listening to everyone when they make suggestions and hear your opinions. By Capt. Bob SmithTest Captain
Test Result Highlights
- Top speed for the Rinker 270 Fiesta Vee (Not in Production) is 40.3 mph (64.9 kph), burning 23.8 gallons per hour (gph) or 90.08 liters per hour (lph).
- Best cruise for the Rinker 270 Fiesta Vee (Not in Production) is 26.5 mph (42.6 kph), and the boat gets 2.26 miles per gallon (mpg) or 0.96 kilometers per liter (kpl), giving the boat a cruising range of 203 miles (326.7 kilometers).
- Tested power is 1 x 320-hp MerCruiser MX 6.2 Horizon.
Standard and Optional Features
|Outlet: 12-Volt Acc||Standard|
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