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Rinker 282 Captiva Bowrider (Not in Production)
(w/ 1 x 320-hp MerCruiser 6.2 MX)


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Brief Summary

Rinker's 282 Captiva Bowrider is a rare boat. Performance and extended cruising capabilities make this vessel one of a kind.

Key Features

  • Bow features U-shaped seating, stereo speakers, and ample seating.
  • The automobile-type console has all switches and gauges within easy sight and reach, including the VHF radio and the stereo system.
  • Cockpit features a sink with pressure water and a small refrigerator with freezer.
  • Reverse facing triple seat behind engine deck.
  • Specifications

    Length Overall 29' 0''
    Beam 9' 0''
    Dry Weight 6,040 lbs.
    Tested Weight N/A
    Draft 3' 0'' (max)
    - Draft Up N/A
    - Draft Down N/A
    - Air Draft N/A
    Deadrise/Transom 21 deg.
    Max Headroom open
    Bridge Clearance 5' 8''
    Weight Capacity N/A
    Person Capacity N/A
    Fuel Capacity 100 gal.
    Water Capacity 10 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 1x320-hp MerCruiser 6.2 MX MPI
    Tested Power 1 x 320-hp MerCruiser 6.2 MX
    Opt. Power Not Available

    Test Results - Change Measurement Unit

    RPM MPH Knots GPH MPG NMPG Stat. Mile NM dBa
    600 3.3 2.9 1.1 3.0 2.6 270 235 64
    1000 5.2 4.5 1.6 3.2 2.8 285 248 73
    1500 7.4 6.4 2.8 2.7 2.3 241 209 77
    2000 9.2 8.0 5.0 1.9 1.6 167 145 78
    2500 14.7 12.8 7.4 2.0 1.7 178 155 83
    3000 21.8 19.0 9.9 2.2 1.9 199 173 85
    3500 26.3 22.9 11.9 2.2 1.9 199 173 83
    4000 30.8 26.8 16.2 1.9 1.7 171 149 86
    4500 36.4 31.7 21.2 1.7 1.5 155 135 86
    4850 49.0 42.6 23.7 2.1 1.8 186 162 87
    600 235 435 5.30 4.16 1.28 64
    1000 248 459 8.40 6.06 1.35 73
    1500 209 388 11.90 10.60 1.14 77
    2000 145 269 14.80 18.93 0.79 78
    2500 155 286 23.70 28.01 0.84 83
    3000 173 320 35.10 37.48 0.94 85
    3500 173 320 42.30 45.05 0.94 83
    4000 149 275 49.60 61.32 0.81 86
    4500 135 249 58.60 80.25 0.73 86
    4850 162 299 78.90 89.71 0.88 87

    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 4.3 sec.
    0 to 30 9.1 sec.
    Ratio 2.2:1
    Props Merc 24 ''
    Load Load: 2 persons; Fuel: 7/8 full; Water: full; Gear: minimal
    Climate Temp: 90 deg.; Humid 80%; Wind: 5-10 knots; Seas: 1-2 ft

    Rinker 282 Captiva Bowrider (Not in Production) Line Drawing


    Captain's Report

    Mother of All BowridersNo doubt we all know that most boats are compromises; a little of this in case we want to do that and a little of that in case we want to do this. And anyone who has done the boat show tours can tell you how the salesmen will tell you whatever model you are looking at will do all the things you want, including the ones your wife wants and ones you haven't even thought of yet!Well, welcome to Rinker’s 282 Captiva Bowrider. You say 29 feet on a bowrider? Aren’t bowriders those small boats for the younger set to blast around the lake? Who would want one this large? How about you older guys who still like to blast around the lake, but want to do it in comfort and style? This is the mother of all bow riders and may be the boat you really want. You don’t sleep aboard, but you get there fast. 200 miles a day cruising is no problem and the hotel rooms are fantastic! The 282 is powered by a 6.2 liter Mercruiser, 320 HP engine with a Bravo 3 outdrive. Our tests got it up to 45 MPH with a little playing with the trim. The boat is sensitive to trim. Nevertheless, it still has enough power to rocket three couples down the waterway at 35 MPH all day in relative comfort.The bowrider portion of the boat is much more than that. It is quite comfortable with its U-shaped seating, stereo speakers and more than enough drink holders. The anchor is mounted on a roller at the bow and the windlass is controlled at the helmsman station, making for little human intervention while deploying or retrieving the anchor. There is excellent under seat storage and the forward area features cushion insets that make the entire area a sun deck at seat height. The setup is quite comfortable. And if you wish to have snacks at anchor, there is a table that mounts in the middle of the bowrider area.Heading aft through the walk through windshield brings you to helmsman station on the starboard side. The automobile-type console has all switches and gauges within easy sight and reach, including the VHF radio and the stereo system. In the middle of the instrument pod is a real compass, something that should be on every boat no matter what water you are in. The seats are comfortable, swivel and move fore and aft. They have large bolsters for seating height adjustment. In the center of the walkthough sole, there are two large lockers for skis, wakeboards and associated gear. The lockers have drains into the bilge.Opposite the helm station is a –gasp- real marine head! The area is small, but very accessible. Seldom do you see a head on a bowrider, but this touch will be appreciated by the ladies.Aft of the helm console, are two mini-consoles on each side. The starboard side contains a sink with pressure water and a small refrigerator with freezer. Not large, but certainly enough for the day trip. On the opposite side is more storage with a large garbage can on top. And on every side are more bench seats and more drink holders.There is a walkthrough on the port side of the engine deck to the very large swim platform. The swim ladder is molded into the platform, an extremely nice Rinker touch. In the walkthrough there are the electrical controls with both 12 volt and 110 volt plugs throughout the area. And if there weren’t enough very comfortable seats, there is a reverse facing triple seat behind the engine deck. Certainly, you wouldn’t want guests sitting here at speed, but it’s a great location to watch others swim while you sun yourself. And if this isn’t enough in the way of creature comforts, there is a remote control for the stereo within reach of the rear deck along with a washdown shower when you come up the ladder.This is an ideal boat for those who like to boat like they did in their youth, but don’t want to give up the creature comforts. This is a very classy package that will take you and 10 of your friends anywhere you want to go in style. Captain Jack King

    Test Result Highlights

    • Top speed for the Rinker 282 Captiva Bowrider (Not in Production) is 49.0 mph (78.9 kph), burning 23.7 gallons per hour (gph) or 89.7 liters per hour (lph).
    • Best cruise for the Rinker 282 Captiva Bowrider (Not in Production) is 26.3 mph (42.3 kph), and the boat gets 2.21 miles per gallon (mpg) or 0.94 kilometers per liter (kpl), giving the boat a cruising range of 199 miles (320.26 kilometers).
    • Tested power is 1 x 320-hp MerCruiser 6.2 MX.

    Standard and Optional Features

    Marine Electronics

    Autopilot Standard
    GPS/Chart Standard
    VHF Radio Standard


    Battery Charger/Converter Optional
    CD Stereo Optional
    Head: Portable Standard
    Power Steering Standard
    Shore Power Standard
    TV/DVD Standard
    Washdown: Fresh Water Optional
    Windlass Optional


    Refrigerator Standard
    Stove Standard

    Exterior Features

    Carpet: Cockpit Standard
    Hardtop Optional
    Ice Chest Standard
    Outlet: 12-Volt Acc Standard
    Swim Ladder Standard
    Swim Platform Standard
    Transom Shower Standard


    Bimini Top Standard
    Cockpit Cover Optional


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