280 Fiesta Vee
Length w/ Pulpit:
Introduced in 1993, the Rinker 280 Fiesta Vee is a budget-priced, no-glitz cruiser with an extensive list of standard features usually sold as options on other boats. Hull construction is solid fiberglass, and her 10-foot beam is about average for an express cruiser her size. Shes a good-looking boat with her integral swim platform and curved windshield, and despite the low price, the overall fit and finish is surprisingly good. The 280s midcabin floorplan is typical of family cruisers her size with double berths fore and aft, convertible dinette, and a compact galley. Privacy curtains separate the sleeping areas from the salon. Headroom is excellent throughout, and there are plenty of storage bins and lockers. On deck, the cockpit is arranged with a big L-shaped settee opposite the helm and bench seating at the transom. Note that the side decks are narrow and foredeck access is no easy matter, especially underway. Twin 180hp 4.3L sterndrives cruise the Rinker 280 around 20 knots (about 30 knots top), and optional 235hp 5.7L Mercs cruise in the mid 20s and reach 35+ knots wide open.