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Rinker 342 Fiesta Vee (Not in Production)
(w/ 2 x 320-hp MerCruiser 6.2L Horizon)

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Brief Summary

This express cruiser from Rinker delivers maximum space below and many features you’d find on a 40-footer.

Key Features

  • Radar arch with spreader lights
  • Transom shower and swim platform with ladder
  • Wet bar with sink
  • Complete instrumentation with lighting and nighttime operation
  • Complete galley with refrigerator/freezer, 2-burner cooktop, microwave
  • V-berth with separate lounge and dining table
  • Head with separate shower stall
  • Specifications

    Length Overall 37' 0''
    Beam 12' 0''
    Dry Weight 14, 280 lbs.
    Tested Weight N/A
    Draft 2' 11''
    - Draft Up N/A
    - Draft Down N/A
    - Air Draft N/A
    Deadrise/Transom 18 deg.
    Max Headroom 6' 10''
    Bridge Clearance 9' 8''
    Weight Capacity N/A
    Person Capacity N/A
    Fuel Capacity 235 gal.
    Water Capacity 51 gal.
    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 2x260-hp MerCruiser 350 MAG MPI
    Tested Power 2 x 320-hp MerCruiser 6.2L Horizon
    Opt. Power Not Available

    Test Results - Change Measurement Unit

    RPM MPH Knots GPH MPG NMPG Stat. Mile NM dBa
    600 3.6 3.1 1.9 1.9 1.6 392 341 66
    1000 6.2 5.4 3.5 1.8 1.5 374 325 65
    1500 7.7 6.7 5.9 1.3 1.1 278 242 70
    2000 9.2 8.0 9.5 1.0 0.8 204 178 75
    2500 11.5 10.0 14.8 0.8 0.7 164 142 78
    3000 17.9 15.6 21.4 0.8 0.7 177 154 84
    3500 23.4 20.3 24.5 1.0 0.8 202 176 82
    4000 28.1 24.4 31.5 0.9 0.8 188 164 87
    4500 32.9 28.6 39.3 0.8 0.7 177 154 89
    5000 35.3 30.7 46.7 0.8 0.7 160 139 93
    5025 35.8 31.1 47.9 0.8 0.7 158 137 94
    RPMNMKMKPHLPHKPLdBA
    600 341 631 5.80 7.19 0.79 66
    1000 325 602 10.00 13.25 0.75 65
    1500 242 447 12.40 22.33 0.56 70
    2000 178 328 14.80 35.96 0.41 75
    2500 142 264 18.50 56.02 0.33 78
    3000 154 285 28.80 81.01 0.36 84
    3500 176 325 37.70 92.74 0.41 82
    4000 164 303 45.20 119.24 0.38 87
    4500 154 285 52.90 148.77 0.36 89
    5000 139 257 56.80 176.78 0.32 93
    5025 137 254 57.60 181.32 0.32 94

    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 13.6 sec.
    Ratio 2.2:1
    Props 18 x18
    Load 2 persons, 1/2 fuel, full water, min. gear
    Climate 90 deg., 85% humid.; wind: 5 mph; seas: minimal chop

    Rinker 342 Fiesta Vee (Not in Production) Line Drawing

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    Captain's Report


    Thanks to overwhelming customer demands, Rinker is introducing a new bottom design for their flagship cruiser. The new boat features two inboard power plants coupled to v-drive transmissions. If your seeking an affordable, salt water pleasure palace, then the inboard boat may be a better choice than the original 342’s sterndrive configuration. There are some trade-offs between the two vessels, like top speed and draft clearance. But, like all boats, you should know what you really need before you buy. My first impressions from the helm were that the 342 is big. The view over the foredeck is that of a yacht much longer than Fiesta Vee’s 37 feet overall. Her 12-foot beam supplies all the width needed for entertaining in style. The cockpit is nicely equipped with lots of seating and one of the best equipped wet-bars I’ve seen. The triangular wet-bar has generous counter space, a large refrigerator, an icemaker, and a concealed, flip out blender to keep that icemaker busy.The helm is ergonomically designed with everything in easy reach of the driver. Molded contours and pods provide extra space to mount your favorite electronic navigation displays. While wood grain panels give a luxurious look to the helm station. The only thing I didn’t like about the 342’s helm was the glare produced off the dash and windshield. Besides that, the Captain and first mate can enjoy the ride from the fully adjustable helm seating with flip up bolster. Like all the other Rinker cruisers we tested, the molded steps at the helm made foredeck access a breeze. For safety, I would add a handrail to the windshield’s folding door. Through the sliding acrylic door and down a few steps, you’ll find a super spacious cabin. The forward berth is almost beam width, but is shallow, so you’re going to have sleep perpendicular to the boats centerline if you are over 4 feet tall. A little strange if the water gets bumpy when you’re on the hook.The galley is well equipped for the gourmet cook aboard to prepare the feast of the day. The galley’s appliances include a large refrigerator, electric cook top, microwave oven and coffee maker. The polished stainless steel sink is very deep and great for soaking whatever. In the galley and throughout the whole boat, are a countless number of drawers, cabinets and storage nooks for just about anything you could possibly need to bring along on your extended adventures. The U-shaped dinning settee is long and comfortable. A table can be lowered to provide an additional berth for almost two people. A curtain at the forward birth can be closed to supply some privacy when guests are aboard. And again there is more storage above and below the settee.The port side head is large and comfortable. The head boasts a separate shower stall that is divided by an acrylic door. A great idea if two people need to get cleaned up in a hurry. The vanity and sink join the flush toilet in the forward section of the head.Finally, completing the accommodations below decks is the super wide aft cabin. Plenty of room here for the kids to play or for several guests to bunk for the evening. You will also find more storage nooks here, just in case you run out of space in the salon. Lets talk power. With a pair of MerCruiser 6.2 liter Horizons pushing the 342’s girthy 14,000-pound hull, we achieved a top speed of 35.8 mph. Now this was the standard power package, and Rinker does offer a good selection of MerCruiser gasoline engines to suit your wallet. So if speed is what you need, you’ll have to opt for the bigger engines. Or you can spring for the efficiency of Yanmar diesels to propel you through the ocean blue. After spending considerable time with the 342 and the entire Rinker line up, I was pleased to find a manufacturer that offers good quality and surprising performance at a price that you almost feel guilty about paying. There is no doubt that all the awards that Rinker has received for outstanding value have been respectively earned.By Capt. Ron SvobodaTest Captain

    Test Result Highlights

    • Top speed for the Rinker 342 Fiesta Vee (Not in Production) is 35.8 mph (57.6 kph), burning 47.9 gallons per hour (gph) or 181.3 liters per hour (lph).
    • Best cruise for the Rinker 342 Fiesta Vee (Not in Production) is 23.4 mph (37.7 kph), and the boat gets 0.96 miles per gallon (mpg) or 0.41 kilometers per liter (kpl), giving the boat a cruising range of 202 miles (325.09 kilometers).
    • Tested power is 2 x 320-hp MerCruiser 6.2L Horizon.

    Standard and Optional Features

    Marine Electronics

    GPS/Chart Standard
    VHF Radio Standard

    Systems

    Air Cond./Heat Standard
    Battery Charger/Converter Standard
    CD Stereo Standard
    Head: Fixed Standard
    Power Steering Standard
    Shore Power Standard
    Trim Tabs Standard
    TV/DVD Standard
    Water Heater Standard
    Windlass Standard

    Galley

    Microwave Standard
    Refrigerator Standard
    Stove Standard

    Exterior Features

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

    Canvas

    Bimini Top Standard
    Cockpit Cover Optional

    Boats More Than 30 Feet

    Davit Optional
    Engine Synchronizer Standard
    Vacuum Standard

    Warranty

    Full Warranty Information on this brand coming soon!

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