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Rinker 270 Fiesta Vee (Not in Production)
(w/ 1 x 320-hp MerCruiser MX 6.2 Horizon)


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Brief Summary

If it's a family boat you've been looking for then this 270 may just answer your call. She offers a spacious cockpit for entertaining and V-berth for overnights.

Key Features

  • Walk-thru transom
  • Swim platform with ladder
  • U-shaped seating in cockpit
  • Double-wide helm seat
  • Galley with refrigerator and single-burner cooktop
  • Dinette that converts into a double berth
  • Aft cabin with storage
  • Enclosed head with shower and vanity
  • Specifications

    Length Overall 30' 4''
    Beam 9' 1''
    Dry Weight 7,350 lbs.
    Tested Weight N/A
    Draft 3' 6'' drive down
    - Draft Up N/A
    - Draft Down N/A
    - Air Draft N/A
    Deadrise/Transom 18 deg.
    Max Headroom 6' 4''
    Bridge Clearance 9' 02'' (w/arch)
    Weight Capacity N/A
    Person Capacity N/A
    Fuel Capacity 100 gal.
    Water Capacity 33 gal.
    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 1x250-hp MerCruiser 5.0 L Bravo
    Tested Power 1 x 320-hp MerCruiser MX 6.2 Horizon
    Opt. Power Not Available

    Test Results - Change Measurement Unit

    RPM MPH Knots GPH MPG NMPG Stat. Mile NM dBa
    570 3.6 3.1 1.0 3.6 3.1 324 282 59
    1000 5.0 4.3 1.7 3.0 2.6 268 233 70
    1500 7.0 6.1 2.8 2.5 2.2 226 196 67
    2000 8.3 7.2 4.6 1.8 1.6 164 143 70
    2500 11.9 10.3 8.3 1.4 1.2 128 111 83
    3000 18.6 16.2 11.8 1.6 1.4 142 123 77
    3500 26.5 23.0 11.8 2.3 2.0 203 177 78
    4000 32.1 27.9 15.9 2.0 1.8 181 158 82
    4500 37.3 32.4 20.1 1.9 1.6 167 145 85
    4880 40.3 35.0 23.8 1.7 1.5 153 133 84
    570 282 521 5.80 3.79 1.53 59
    1000 233 431 8.00 6.44 1.26 70
    1500 196 364 11.30 10.60 1.07 67
    2000 143 264 13.40 17.41 0.77 70
    2500 111 206 19.20 31.42 0.60 83
    3000 123 229 29.90 44.67 0.67 77
    3500 177 327 42.60 44.67 0.96 78
    4000 158 291 51.70 60.19 0.85 82
    4500 145 269 60.00 76.09 0.79 85
    4880 133 246 64.90 90.09 0.72 84

    All fuel consumption numbers are the total for all engines in the boat. Speeds are measured with Stalker ProSports radar gun or GPS. Fuel consumption (gallons per hour) measured with Floscan digital fuel-flow meter or by on-board factory-installed diagnostic instruments. Range is based on 90% of published fuel capacity. Sound levels determined using Radio Shack digital decibel meter on A scale. 68 dBA is the level of normal conversation. Time to plane is measured from start of acceleration to formation of rooster tail behind boat.

    Performance Chart

    Performance Chart

    Acceleration Times & Test Conditions

    Time To Plane 6.5 sec.
    0 to 30 12.1 sec.
    Ratio 2.2:1
    Props 22''
    Load 2 persons, 1/4 fuel, no water, min. gear
    Climate 94 deg., 67% humid.; wind: 5-10 knots; seas: mild chop

    Rinker 270 Fiesta Vee (Not in Production) Line Drawing


    Captain's Report

    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

    Marine Electronics

    Autopilot Standard
    GPS/Chart Optional
    VHF Radio Standard


    Air Cond./Heat Optional
    CD Stereo Optional
    Head: Fixed Standard
    Power Steering Standard
    TV/DVD Optional
    Windlass Optional


    Microwave Standard
    Refrigerator Standard
    Stove Standard

    Exterior Features

    Carpet: Cockpit Standard
    Ice Chest Standard
    Outlet: 12-Volt Acc Standard
    Swim Ladder Standard
    Swim Platform Standard
    Transom Door Standard
    Transom Shower Standard
    Wet bar Standard


    Bimini Top Standard
    Cockpit Cover Optional
    Full Canvas Optional

    Boats More Than 30 Feet

    Generator Optional


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