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Rinker 212 Captiva BR with 270-hp (Not in Production)
(w/ 1 x 270-hp Volvo Penta 5.0 GXi sterndrive)


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Brief Summary

The 212 is a step up from an entry-level bowrider and apears to be great family boat. She has the power and the amenities most people look for in a sportboat this size.

Key Features

  • NMMA Certified
  • Fiberglass stringer system
  • One-piece fiberglass liner
  • Walk-through windshield
  • Integrated swim platform
  • Walk-through transom
  • Snap-in carpet
  • Sony® AM/FM CD stereo with four speakers
  • Depth finder
  • Transom-mounted ski tow
  • Tilt steering wheel
  • Specifications

    Length Overall 20'10''
    Beam 8'6''
    Dry Weight 3,120 lbs.
    Tested Weight N/A
    Draft 3'0'' drive down
    - Draft Up N/A
    - Draft Down N/A
    - Air Draft N/A
    Deadrise/Transom 20 degrees
    Max Headroom open
    Bridge Clearance N/A
    Weight Capacity N/A
    Person Capacity N/A
    Fuel Capacity 42 gal.
    Water Capacity none
    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 1x190-hp MerCruiser 4.3L
    Tested Power 1 x 270-hp Volvo Penta 5.0 GXi sterndrive
    Opt. Power Not Available

    Test Results - Change Measurement Unit

    RPM MPH Knots GPH MPG NMPG Stat. Mile NM dBa
    650 2.9 2.5 0.6 5.3 4.6 199 173 67
    1000 5.1 4.4 1.0 5.3 4.6 201 175 72
    1500 6.6 5.7 1.7 3.9 3.4 147 128 74
    2000 8.3 7.2 3.2 2.6 2.3 98 85 76
    2500 18.5 16.1 4.5 4.2 3.6 157 137 84
    3000 27.3 23.7 5.9 4.6 4.0 175 152 82
    3500 34.2 29.7 8.1 4.2 3.7 160 139 83
    4000 40.0 34.8 10.4 3.9 3.3 145 126 85
    4500 47.2 41.0 16.3 2.9 2.5 110 95 87
    4950 51.7 44.9 20.9 2.5 2.2 93 81 92
    650 173 320 4.70 2.27 2.24 67
    1000 175 323 8.20 3.79 2.26 72
    1500 128 237 10.60 6.44 1.65 74
    2000 85 158 13.40 12.11 1.10 76
    2500 137 253 29.80 17.03 1.77 84
    3000 152 282 43.90 22.33 1.96 82
    3500 139 257 55.00 30.66 1.80 83
    4000 126 233 64.40 39.37 1.64 85
    4500 95 177 76.00 61.70 1.23 87
    4950 81 150 83.20 79.11 1.05 92

    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 3.1 sec.
    0 to 30 7.5 sec.
    Ratio 1.60:1
    Props 19''-pitch 4-blade
    Load 2 pers, 1/2 fuel, no water, min. gear
    Climate 65 deg., 60% humid., wind: 10 knots; seas: 1 foot

    Captain's Report

    Tested By Capt. Bob SmithRinker’s line of boats for 2005 continues its tradition of delivering boats that are well thought out. It is obvious to the trained eye and most anyone else that these boats have the input of people who use them. You won’t come off the boat with a laundry list of what you would do different. Functional FeaturesEveryone will have a space for their drinks with 10 cup holders and they will all have a speaker close by with four standard speakers.Snap-in carpet is standard is makes the floor on a hot day much easier to tolerate and simplifies cleaning after a great weekend on the water. Bucket seats on my test boat had a new ventilated back style with spring suspension seating. They even have a built in armrest at the shifter control so it is not tiresome to keep one hand on the throttle. Tilt steering is standard with the rack-and-pinion steering system. The Faria gauges are backlit for easy night view, and a digital depth gauge is also standard as well as a 12vdc socket for charging your portable gear. These seats were very comfortable underway and took the sting out of jumping large wakes on landing. Good SeatingThe bench seating in the cockpit wraps from the port side just behind the companion seat all the way over to the walkthrough on the starboard side. Under the back side is a carry on cooler to keep the beverages ready and cool. Storage under the bench back here is also finished with roto-molded boxes. A storage space in the floor can handle skis and wakeboards as well as other long gear.Transom FeaturesThe broad sun pad is large enough for two to relax together in the sun. It doubles as an engine hatch which lifts easily and is supported with two gas assist shocks. Bright LED lighting in the cockpit is also used in here for light. There is a large bin to toss the wet life jackets in here to dry off using normal engine heat in the compartment. Space around the engine is plenty adequate to get to all your typical maintenance points on the engine. Under the walkthrough is another storage space for some large items. Our test model had the extended swim platform that really added a lot of play room at the stern. We also had the stereo remote to keep the tunes in control from back here.About the only item I could find that I felt was a negative was the position of the bimini straps at the center of the back of the stern bench. The idea was good to move them away from the sides, but they dangle into the front of the engine when not in use. Rinker says they will work on a solution that allows them to keep it further away from the engine drive belt.SpecsRinker’s 2005 Captiva 212 is 10’10” length on average with a trailerable beam of 8’6”. The 212 has a draft of 22 inches with the outdrive down and 36 inches with the outdrive up. She needs five feet of overhead clearance under low bridges and weighs approximately 3,120lbs dry. She has a fuel capacity of 42 gallons and has a five year transferable hull warranty. Rinker offers either a Volvo 190hp Penta 4.3L GL with SX outdrive or a Mercruiser 4.3L 190hp sterndrive with Alpha outdrive as standard power plants or you may choose one of four Mercruiser or three Volvo optional power plants up to 300hp.PerformanceWe took the Captiva 212 out with two people on board and 20 gallons of fuel on a fresh water lake for testing. Our test boat was powered with a Volvo 270-hp 5.0 GXi sterndrive with a single 19” four-blade prop on the SX outdrive. She cruised most economically at 3000rpm traveling 27.3mph with a fuel burn of 5.9gph and a range of 175 miles on a full tank. At wide open throttle we found she was turning 4950rpm. At maximum throttle the 212 was traveling at 51.6mph with a fuel burn of 20.9gph and a range of 93 miles. Our test model was quick to plane in just 3.1 seconds and was running along at 30 mph in just 7.6 seconds.I found the 212 simple to work around the slips and very responsive underway. The 212 appears to be a great boat for a small family with the power and the amenities most need and look for. If you are looking for a step up from an entry level bow rider, but are not ready for a maximum bowrider, the 212 Captiva from Rinker should be on your list of boats to test before making your decision to buy.

    Test Result Highlights

    • Top speed for the Rinker 212 Captiva BR with 270-hp (Not in Production) is 51.7 mph (83.2 kph), burning 20.9 gallons per hour (gph) or 79.11 liters per hour (lph).

    Standard and Optional Features


    CD Stereo Standard Sony AM/FM/CD
    Power Steering Standard

    Exterior Features

    Carpet: Cockpit Standard
    Ice Chest Standard Igloo 25-qt
    Outlet: 12-Volt Acc Standard
    Swim Ladder Standard
    Swim Platform Standard


    Bimini Top Standard
    Camper Back Optional
    Cockpit Cover Optional
    Full Canvas Optional


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