Captain's ReportThe Fiesta Vee’s critical measurements start with a LOA of 33’4”. Her beam is a healthy 11’4”, which gives you some great room in the cockpit and cabin. Speaking of the cabin, I had plenty of headroom at 6’5” clearance and in the cockpit we had over 9’ clearance with the radar arch. The 312 is built to accommodate 6 people overnight and is yacht certified. She has a fuel capacity of 165 gallons and a water capacity of 51 gallons. She weighs 12,360 lbs and comes standard with two 260hp Mercruiser 5.0L MPI power plants with Bravo II outdrives. Our test boat had Bravo IIIs with dual 22” props. You have a variety of options on Mercury power plants or Yanmar 240 hp engines with Bravo II outdrives.Walking up to the stern you notice four fenders neatly stowed in their place and a spacious swim platform. If you go for the dingy, they have one of the best stowing systems for a dingy I have seen. One person can easily stow or launch the dingy and not have to worry about it slipping out of place. They even have a molded space in the stern bench locker for the outboard. How about that for thoughtful engineering! A stereo remote and a swim shower with hot and cold water supply are here at the stern and walk through. Battery switches are behind another cover here at the walk through. A large rear bench seat has plenty of storage along with a cubby slot for lotions and other small stuff. Filler cushions turn this area into another sun pad. On the port side of the cockpit is a large settee. The helm seat is extra large with cut outs for your legs when you flip the bolster up and drive standing. I found I had a few marks on the backs of my legs after driving with the bolster up, but I believe you will get used to how to use this feature and enjoy it. If you like to drive with someone next to you, there is plenty of room. The wet bar in the cockpit is complete with icemaker, covered trash bin, sink and blender. Up front, the anchor locker conceals the windless and room for extra line.Down below the cabin was delightful. The galley was complete with cook top, refrigerator with icemaker, microwave and sink with pull out cutting board. The V-berth was comfortable and the dinette lowers to make another bunk. Be careful as these countertops and matching table are weighty, but seem very durable. The aft bunk is large and the companion steps are open, not boxed in which gives a less claustrophobic feel to the rear bunk. There is plenty of storage down here along with a full head. We tested the 312 in some chop just after a storm passed through. She ran very nicely. She was smooth in turns and had excellent visibility underway. We found her best cruise at 4000 rpms, which was about 34.7 mph and burned 22.7 gallons per hour. When we pushed her to maximum output, she was running at 5000 rpms. At top speed she burned 39.1 gallons per hour and was turning 44.3 miles per hour. We were able to carry on normal conversation with sound levels running from 66 dBa at idle to 90 dBa at top speed. Although she is no rocket out of the hole, she is built for cruising and entertaining. If you’re looking for an express cruiser that has the space for a small family to spend the weekend and entertain many of your friends during the day, be sure to see for yourself what Rinker’s Fiesta Vee 312 offers.By Capt. Bob SmithTest Captain
Test Result Highlights
- Top speed for the Rinker 312 Fiesta Vee (Not in Production) is 44.3 mph (71.3 kph), burning 39.1 gallons per hour (gph) or 147.99 liters per hour (lph).
- Best cruise for the Rinker 312 Fiesta Vee (Not in Production) is 34.7 mph (55.8 kph), and the boat gets 1.53 miles per gallon (mpg) or 0.65 kilometers per liter (kpl), giving the boat a cruising range of 227 miles (365.32 kilometers).
- Tested power is 2 x 260-hp MerCruiser 5.0L MPI.
Standard and Optional Features
|Outlet: 12-Volt Acc||Standard|
Boats More Than 30 Feet
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