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Rinker 282 Captiva Bowrider


Name: 282 Captiva Bowrider
Length: 29'0"
Hull Type: Deep-V
Gross Weight: --
Fuel Capacity: 100 gals.
Model Years: 2003—2007
Draft: --
Beam: 9'0"
Water Capacity: 10 gals.
Waste Capacity: 27 gals.
Length w/ Pulpit: --
The Rinker 282 Captiva Bowrider is based on the earlier 272 Bowrider (1999–2002) with the extra length used to incorporate a unique aft-facing bench seat into the transom. Like all Rinker boats, the 282 was notable for her low cost. The Captiva’s stepped, deep-V hull allows her to handle an offshore chop better than most big bowriders. Hull construction is solid fiberglass, and a 9-foot beam permits a roomy and comfortable interior layout. Aside from the unique aft-facing bench seat built into transom, the high point of the Captiva 282 is her wide-open cockpit with its bucket seats forward, molded wet bar, and expansive L-shaped lounge seating aft. There’s plenty of storage in this boat, and the enclosed head/change compartment under the passenger-side console is surprisingly large. Additional features include a cockpit refrigerator, trim tabs, snap-out carpet, cockpit table, electric engine hatch, in-floor ski storage, tilt steering, cockpit lights, and transom shower. A good performer with a single 320hp MerCruiser Bravo III sterndrive, the Captiva will cruise in the mid 20s and reach a top speed of just under 40 knots.


Affordable open-bow cruiser with high-performance hull is stylish, comfortable, fun to drive.


Wide 9-foot beam permits fairly roomy deck plan with seating for as many as ten. Enclosed head/change area in passenger-side console is surprisingly large. Unique aft-facing bench seat is built into transom. Cockpit refrigerator, trim tabs, in-floor ski storage, tilt steering, transom shower were standard.


Stepped hull delivers good performance.


Single 320hp MerCruiser I/O will cruise in the mid 20s (35+ knots top).

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