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Rinker 282 Captiva Cuddy (Not in Production)
(w/ 1 x 375-hp MerCruiser 496 MAG)

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Brief Summary

The 282 Cuddy makes getting away for a night a pleasure with her sleeping accommodations for two and integrated galley.

Key Features

  • Rotocast shells in storage bins
  • Working pump action head
  • Rear facing bench seat for use while swimming
  • Wet bar for entertainment
  • Storage in sole for fenders and wet toys Considerations
  • Eggshell foam insulation in engine compartment
  • Seat adjustment point on helm seat
  • Walk-thru steps to bow are awkward to use
  • Shore power connection could be sheared off if you get to close to pier with port side of boat.
  • Specifications

    Length Overall 29' 0''
    Beam 9' 0''
    Dry Weight 5,500 lbs.
    Tested Weight N/A
    Draft 3' 0'' (max)
    - Draft Up N/A
    - Draft Down N/A
    - Air Draft N/A
    Deadrise/Transom 24 deg.
    Max Headroom 5' 0''
    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 1 x 320-hp MerCruiser 6.2 MX
    Tested Power 1 x 375-hp MerCruiser 496 MAG
    Opt. Power Not Available
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    Acceleration Times & Test Conditions

    Time To Plane 4.2 sec.
    0 to 30 9.3 sec.
    Ratio 2.0: 1
    Props 26''
    Load 2 persons, 3/4 fuel, no water, min. gear
    Climate 92 deg., 90% humid.; wind: 5 mph; seas: minimal chop

    Rinker 282 Captiva Cuddy (Not in Production) Line Drawing


    Captain's Report

    Three other BoatTest captains and I had the pleasure of putting Rinker’s 2003 lineup to the test in Sarasota, Florida. Tom Mattern of Marketshare, Inc kept the boats ready to romp and Kim Slocum, President of Rinker helped us while we ran the numbers. The only fly in the ointment was the typical afternoon thunderstorms we Floridians have grown to expect. This all-new design for 2003 measured out at 29’0” with a beamy 9’0”. Her deadrise of 24-degrees helps her slice the waves and deliver a smooth ride. Our test boat weighed in at 6,240 lbs and had nearly 5 feet of headroom in the cuddy cabin. With the drive down, she carries 36” of draft and with the drive up she can slide into a beach with 22” of draft. She has a 100-gallon fuel capacity and comes standard with a 320 hp Mercury 6.2 MX power plant. Our test boat had a 375 hp Mercruiser 496 Mag Power plant with a Bravo III outdrive and dual 24” props.This model is so new; you need to check with the dealer to be sure what is standard and what is optional on the boat I tested. Walking up to the 282 you are struck with the site of a rear-facing bench on the stern. This is a great place for guests to relax after getting out of the water so they aren’t tracking water into the cockpit area. Just don’t let someone ride there underway! This boat had a swim shower and four-cup holders for the rear-facing seat. There is a nice walk-through with stereo remote and small stuff pocket. Just ahead is an access door for the battery switch. The engine hatch is power assisted and gasketed for noise control. There is lots of room to work around this engine. Back in the cockpit you have a nice galley with a trash bin accessible from the top, cup holders and cooler on the port side. On starboard is a bench seat with storage. A small table can be mounted here in the stern or inside the cabin. The galley sports a refrigerator, sink and outlets. The helm has typical instrumentation, but I felt the VHF was a little hard to reach. The helm and companion seats could slide and swivel to comfortable positions and had bolsters for better visibility when getting underway. The companion pod had three-cup holders and a nice size glove box. The sole locker was very spacious and gave you access to the through hull valves. A sliding door gives you access to the cabin while molded in steps up the companion side give you access to the bow. These steps will take a little getting used to. Up at the anchor locker, my test boat had a handy windless and plenty of extra room for line in the locker. The interior seems much larger for the space it actually has. The shelf is heavily padded for its dual duty as a seat back. In sleep mode, it will sleep two adults comfortably. A nice head will help insure a comfortable overnight at anchor while you have hanging locker space and space under the companionway for dry storage. Above the hanging locker is the CD changer, stereo and a handy 12vdc outlet to keep your cell phone charged.Our test boat got underway just after one of those storms, so the waters were pretty calm and the wind was mild. The 282 cruised along smoothly at 3000 rpms, which registered about 28.7 mph. This gave us a fuel burn of 11.9 gph and a cruising range of 217 miles. When we pushed the throttles all the way up, we were at 4430 rpms and 47.1 mph. At this speed we burned 29.8 gallons per hour and an effective range of 142 miles. Sound levels were pretty comfortable. At cruise, she registered 87 dBa and at top speed she registered 97 dBa. She climbed out of the hole in 4.2 seconds and was up to 30 miles per hour in 9.3 seconds. If you are looking for a cuddy that can entertain a crowd and still have room for a night out at your favorite anchorage, be sure to check out Rinker’s Captiva 282 Cuddy for 2003.By Capt. Bob SmithTest Captain

    Test Result Highlights

    • Top speed for the Rinker 282 Captiva Cuddy (Not in Production) is 47.1 mph (75.8 kph), burning 29.8 gallons per hour (gph) or 112.79 liters per hour (lph).

    Standard and Optional Features

    Marine Electronics

    GPS/Chart Optional
    VHF Radio Standard


    CD Stereo Optional
    Head: Fixed Standard
    Power Steering Standard
    Shore Power Standard
    Trim Tabs Standard
    Windlass Optional


    Refrigerator Standard
    Stove Standard

    Exterior Features

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


    Bimini Top Standard
    Cockpit Cover Optional
    Full Canvas Optional


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