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Rinker 262 Captiva Bowrider (Not in Production)
(w/ 1 x 320-hp MerCruiser MX6.2 MPI)


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Brief Summary

The 262 fills the gap between the 232 and the 282. She runs like a sportster with the room of a larger ride, and boasts many features which will keep you happy while cruising for the day.

Key Features

  • Integrated swim platform
  • Transom walk-through
  • Twin bucket seats
  • Large cockpit with plenty of seating
  • Enclosed portable head
  • In-floor ski and wakeboard storage
  • Aft sun pad
  • Acrylic bimini top
  • Specifications

    Length Overall 28' 2''
    Beam 8' 6''
    Dry Weight 5,100 lbs.
    Tested Weight N/A
    Draft 22''
    - Draft Up N/A
    - Draft Down N/A
    - Air Draft N/A
    Deadrise/Transom 21 degrees
    Max Headroom open
    Bridge Clearance 5' 6''
    Weight Capacity N/A
    Person Capacity N/A
    Fuel Capacity 85 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 280-hp Volvo Penta 5.7 Gi
    Tested Power 1 x 320-hp MerCruiser MX6.2 MPI
    Opt. Power 1 x 425-hp Volvo Penta

    Test Results - Change Measurement Unit

    RPM MPH Knots GPH MPG NMPG Stat. Mile NM dBa
    600 5.0 4.3 1.0 4.8 4.2 326 284 67
    1000 5.8 5.0 1.8 3.2 2.8 218 190 79
    1500 8.0 6.9 2.7 3.0 2.6 199 173 75
    2000 10.2 8.9 4.4 2.3 2.0 156 135 76
    2500 15.6 13.6 6.6 2.4 2.1 160 139 79
    3000 23.0 20.0 7.9 2.9 2.5 196 171 80
    3500 29.6 25.7 10.4 2.8 2.5 192 167 84
    4000 35.6 31.0 13.7 2.6 2.3 175 152 87
    4500 42.3 36.8 18.5 2.3 2.0 155 134 87
    5000 46.1 40.1 23.4 2.0 1.7 133 116 90
    5113 47.8 41.5 24.1 2.0 1.7 134 116 90
    600 284 525 8.00 3.79 2.05 67
    1000 190 351 9.30 6.81 1.37 79
    1500 173 320 12.90 10.22 1.26 75
    2000 135 251 16.40 16.66 0.98 76
    2500 139 257 25.10 24.98 1.01 79
    3000 171 315 37.00 29.90 1.24 80
    3500 167 309 47.60 39.37 1.21 84
    4000 152 282 57.30 51.86 1.11 87
    4500 134 249 68.10 70.03 0.97 87
    5000 116 214 74.20 88.58 0.84 90
    5113 116 216 76.90 91.23 0.84 90

    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 3.6 sec.
    0 to 30 7.2 sec.
    Ratio 2.2:1
    Props 24 ''
    Load Load: 3 persons; Fuel: 1/4 full; Water: none; Gear: minimal
    Climate Temp: 76.6 deg.; Humid: 49.2%; Wind: 5 mph; Seas: minimal chop

    Captain's Report

    Tested by Capt. Bob SmithI traveled to Syracuse, Indiana, that is, to test the latest addition to Rinker’s lineup recently. I got the feeling during the plant tour and brief meeting the night before that this was going to be a bigger test than I had anticipated. While going through the plant, I was able to see the boat out of the water. It was obvious Rinker was taking a new tact on their graphics, but they are also doing something different with the bottom design. They told me it would make the boat more responsive and give a smoother ride with more speed than expected.PerformanceDid they deliver? Did they ever! The next day I was out for a short spin while waiting the camera boat and did a few laps with the new 262. Instantly, you notice there isn’t much of a rise from the bow as you come up on plane. She stays on plane down to a very low speed. I did laps around the camera boat that proved she could hold a line and not skip through the turns. You feel her come up on the step and you sense the speed increasing with the push of the throttle. I came away from the boat at the dock and was met by one of the managers from the plant wanting to know what I thought. From his smile, I could tell he knew it was a great ride, and I confirmed that for him. I can hear the people coming back from a test ride at the dealer now, “Wow, I’ve got to have one of these!”I was running hull number two, so some things are going to change as the boat gets some work on the water. One change is already under way. The companion pod door to the port-a-potty swings open in tight turns. The first time really got my attention, the second time I just stuck my foot out to block it.Bow SeatingThere are currently few options but they are considering a special addition package. This is Rinker’s next generation of runabout. Up front she has the room to carry several people in the wrap around seating. Drop in filler cushions extend this area into a large sunpad. The wrap around tinted windshield has a nice wide walk-through for easy access forward and pop up cleats keep the gunwales clean so you don’t have a trip hazard when boarding. This day boat has a port-a-potty built into the companion pod that also has a rack for the storable snack table. There’s also a wet bar on this model. At the WheelHelm instruments are all backlit for easy view at night and arranged nicely for easy view in the daytime. Responsive rack-and-pinion steering give you firm control of the boat underway. Bucket seats have tilt, swivel and bolster adjustments. CockpitIn the cockpit aft seating adds more room for your friends and family to comfortably join you for the day. In-floor storage is provided for long items like skis and wakeboards. Plenty of storage is provided under the seats for smaller items and life jackets. The aft sunpad doubles as an engine hatch with plenty of room below for working with the power plant. The aft section of the sunpad is a cover over a drainable storage area for wet items like ski tow lines. Swim PlatformMoving further back is the integrated swim platform, which is nice and wide. This one had a remote control for the stereo and a three step telescoping nested swim ladder. A transom mount two eye finished out the platform.SpecsThis water rocket measures out to be 28’02” with the swim platform attached, with an 8’06” beam, so you should be able to trailer her to your favorite spots. Her final weight is yet to be determined as well as her fuel capacity. She does carry 10 gallons of fresh water and needs only 36” of draft with the drive down and only 22” with the drive up. Test RunRinker lists her standard propulsion as a 300 horse power MerCruiser 350 MPI Bravo III. My test boat had a beefy 320 horse power MerCruiser 6.2 MX with a Bravo III outdrive and 24” props. She leaped out of the hole in only 3.6 seconds and was smoothly gliding along at 30 miles per hour in 7.2 seconds. Even with selectable exhaust, she was a fairly quiet ride. She starts out at idle at only 67 dB-A and tops out at 48 miles per hour at 90 dB-A. The 262 fills the gap between the 232 and the 282 nicely. She is comfortable enough for six or eight people to go out for the day and powerful enough to ski behind, if you choose. If you are looking for something different that runs like a sportster and has the room of a larger ride, the 262 Captiva from Rinker may just be your ticket to a great time on the water.

    Test Result Highlights

    • Top speed for the Rinker 262 Captiva Bowrider (Not in Production) is 47.8 mph (76.9 kph), burning 24.1 gallons per hour (gph) or 91.22 liters per hour (lph).
    • Best cruise for the Rinker 262 Captiva Bowrider (Not in Production) is 29.6 mph (47.6 kph), and the boat gets 2.84 miles per gallon (mpg) or 1.21 kilometers per liter (kpl), giving the boat a cruising range of 192 miles (308.99 kilometers).
    • Tested power is 1 x 320-hp MerCruiser MX6.2 MPI.

    Standard and Optional Features


    CD Stereo Standard
    Head: Portable Standard
    Power Steering Standard
    Trim Tabs Standard

    Exterior Features

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


    Full Canvas Optional


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