290 Fiesta Vee; 300 Express Cruiser
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The Rinker 290 Fiesta Vee (called the 300 Express Cruiser in 200509) is an entry-level family cruiser whose low price and impressive inventory of standard equipment made her one of the better boating values of her era. For a so-called price boat, the 290/300 delivers most of the features found in more expensive boats. While the materials and finish may not compare with a Sea Ray or Regal, the Rinker is a capable entertainment platform with a comfortable cabin layout and plenty of cockpit seating. Built on a solid fiberglass hull, the interior is arranged in the typical fashion with a forward V-berth (which is a little narrow), a double midcabin berth, and a convertible settee. The TV/VCR is positioned for easy viewing, and cherry laminate cabinets and faux granite counters accent the full-service galley. Topside, an L-lounge opposite the helm and a bench seat at the transom will seat several passengers in comfort. An electric hatch provides good access to the engine compartment. A radar arch, extended swim platform, windlass and tilt steering wheel were all standard. Twin 260hp MerCruiser I/Os cruise in the mid 20s and reach a top speed of over 35 knots.