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The Unwritten Rules of Boating Etiquette

April 30, 2013

Even if you’re new to boating, you probably already know the basics about the “Rules of the Road.” Those are the general things you need to know when operating your boat, especially when there are other boats in the area such as how to know who has the right of way and when it’s okay to pass another vessel. But there is another category of customs and traditions that help us, as boaters, get along independently while respecting that right for others. We’ll just call...    Read More ]

Rinker Boats Construction Pt 2 — Superior Cabinetry

April 30, 2013

Take a behind-the-scenes look at the quality and detail that goes into every Rinker Express Cruiser, Rinker Captiva, and Rinker MTX! This episode deals with the incredible process and attention to detail found in Rinker's legendary cabinet construction. http://204.232.205.47/~nauticgl/content/blogartwork/RNK_340_EC_07.jpg...    Read More ]

Rinker Boats Construction Pt 4 — Quality Control

April 30, 2013

Take a behind-the-scenes look at the quality and detail that goes into every Rinker Express Cruiser, Rinker Captiva, and Rinker MTX! This episode deals with the multi-step Quality Control process that every boat goes through. http://204.232.205.47/~nauticgl/content/blogartwork/Rinker_Captiva_186_OB_FS_Running_LO-RES.jpg...    Read More ]

Rinker Boats Construction Pt 1 — Precision Wood Cuts & Assembly

April 30, 2013

Take a behind-the-scenes look at the quality and detail that goes into every Rinker Express Cruiser, Rinker Captiva, and Rinker MTX! This episode deals with precision wood cuts and assembly http://204.232.205.47/~nauticgl/content/blogartwork/Rinker_Lifestyle_Beach.jpg...    Read More ]

Rinker Boats Construction Pt 3 — Carpeting, Electrical & Deck Assembly

April 30, 2013

Take a behind-the-scenes look at the quality and detail that goes into every Rinker Express Cruiser, Rinker Captiva, and Rinker MTX! This episode deals with carpeting, electrical and deck assembly. http://204.232.205.47/~nauticgl/content/blogartwork/Rinker_Captiva_220_MTX_Extreme_Wakeboard_Prep_LO-RES.jpg...    Read More ]

2013 Rinker Express Cruiser Brand Video

April 30, 2013

When it comes to outstanding performance, first-class accommodations and undisputed value, your search for the perfect Express Cruiser will always end with Rinker. In fact, you could say that Rinkers offer the most appealing contradictions on the water — performance and luxury; seductive and sensible, comfortable and functional — you get the idea. Blending timeless style with smart, modern design, you simply will not find a better cruiser under 40 feet, whether you're enamored by the...    Read More ]

2013 Rinker Captiva + MTX Brand Video

April 30, 2013

From the classic-yet-modern Captiva bowriders and cuddies to the innovative MTX Series, Rinker Sport Boats range from 18 feet all the way up to nearly 31 feet and really do offer something for everyone. Whether you're a day boater looking for a stylish-yet-practical bowrider, you prefer the versatility of a fish and ski, or you dream about overnighting on a cuddy, every Rinker Captiva will inspire you to new adventures on the water. You can also take your Rinker up a notch by adding the R Series...    Read More ]

2013 Rinker Boats Full Line Brand Video

April 30, 2013

When you're looking at family sport boats and express cruisers, sooner or later it all comes down to one word: Value. As in best-boat-for-the-money value. Rinker Express Cruisers and Captiva Sport Boats give you the cutting-edge designs, incredible standard features, head-turning style and superior performance you want, all at a price that makes sense for your family. You see, while our boats have evolved over the years, one thing hasn't changed — we still believe in giving you the best value...    Read More ]

The ABCs of Launch & Retrieve

April 22, 2013

With the exception of docking, the one part of trailer boating that strikes the most fear in the hearts of new boaters has got to the launch ramp. Sure, it can be stressful the first few times, but here’s the good news: As long as you follow these easy tips, launching and retrieving your boat will become second-nature in no time. Before You Hit The Road Don’t even leave your driveway unless you check a few things first. Make sure your trailer tires are inflated to the correct pressure....    Read More ]

Docking Anxiety? These Tips Will Ease Your Trip To The Slip

April 15, 2013

You can ask any group of new boaters what they like least about boating, and nine out of 10 will say docking. That’s everyone from twin-screw cruiser pilots all the way down to the tiller-handled outboard jon boat fisherman. Your heart starts pounding, your palms start sweating, and you are desperately trying to remember all the “advice” you’ve ever been given about how to do it properly.  But it doesn’t have to be that way. Nope. There are a few things...    Read More ]

Basic Boating Behavior For Beginners

April 10, 2013

  Okay new boaters…why do you think they call it the “Rules of the Road” if you’re on the water? Well, despite the confusing name, it’s all about relating your boat-operating experience to something you’re likely already familiar with…driving a car. But, although they may have some things in common, it’s important that you take some time to understand the differences. You see, these rules are all about avoiding the single biggest critical incident...    Read More ]

Could Your Boat Pass A Vessel Safety Check?

April 4, 2013

  You’re out enjoying a great day on the water when all of the sudden you get approached by the local boating law enforcement. Whether it’s a DNR agent, a sheriff marine patrol or the U.S. Coast Guard, they will know exactly what to look for to see if you pass a basic vessel safety check. Do you know, without a doubt, that you’ve got everything covered? If not, the time to make sure is now, before you ever leave your driveway or marina. Here are some of the basic items that...    Read More ]

A Closer Look: Rinker Captiva 236 BR

April 3, 2013

Bringing together the classic styling of Rinker and some sexy new innovative features, the all-new Rinker Captiva 236 BR is in a class of its own. From the sharp-looking complementary hull colors that carry through the upholstery accents and canvas, and even concealed cooler access, the 236 is a perfect fit for many boating families. While it has exceptional performance and top-end speeds, the 236 is also very quick to plane, meaning you'll enjoy economical watersports and cruising operation. Plenty...    Read More ]

A Closer Look: Rinker Captiva 186 OB Fish & Ski

April 3, 2013

With the wildly successful introduction last year of the first Rinker outboards in more than 20 years, came a wave of requests for a true fishing package. In response, Rinker has introduced the Captiva 186 Fish & Ski to satisfy the needs of family boaters who need the comfort and watersports performance of a Rinker bowrider while providing fishing versatility for anglers. With classic Rinker styling, the 186 F&S (also available as an I/O) announces its fishing DNA from a distance with a standard...    Read More ]

A Closer Look: Rinker MTX 220 Extreme

April 3, 2013

With the head-turning WOW factor of top inboard wakeboard boats at a fraction of the price, the all-new Rinker MTX 220 Extreme is primed to bring a fresh new attitude to a lake near you. From its five exciting color choices (carried through the upholstery, along with spectacular quilted Silvertex accents), aggressive standard wake tower with speakers, and upgraded stereo system with separate power amp, the Extreme is the latest bar-raising addition to the MTX family. The watersports pedigree doesn't...    Read More ]

A Closer Look: Rinker Captiva 186 OB

April 3, 2013

With the perfect blend of versatility, performance and fun, the all-new Rinker Captiva 186 OB sportboat package includes boat, outboard motor, plus a matching trailer!...    Read More ]

A Closer Look: Rinker Captiva 246 BR

April 3, 2013

Whether you're ready to kick back or make waves, the Rinker Captiva 246 BR is up to the task with a huge swim platform, sunpad and enclosed head, as well as racing-inspired bolster seats in the helm. ...    Read More ]

A Closer Look: Rinker Captiva 276 BR

April 3, 2013

Whether you're cruising across the lake for a dockside lunch or taking it easy in this spacious and comfortable yacht-certified open-bow boat, the Rinker Captiva 276 BR is made for getting away from it all. ...    Read More ]

A Closer Look: Rinker Captiva 196 BR

April 3, 2013

Built to maximize both your fun on the water and your boating value, the all-new Rinker Captiva 196 BR is a sleek and sexy sport boat that's packed with features including 4.3- and 5.0-liter sterndrive options. ...    Read More ]

A Closer Look: Rinker MTX 220

April 3, 2013

With its stylish and practical forked bow design, the 220 MTX incorporates both beautiful form and unforgettable function. ...    Read More ]

Boat Show Season Rolls On!

April 2, 2013

You can find Rinker Captiva Sport Boats & Express Cruisers at these boat shows this week! Gulf Coast Yacht & Boat Super Show (Legendary Marine); Traverse City Boat Show (Long Lake Marina); Lake Region Boat & RV Show (Blakes Marine). ...    Read More ]