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A Closer Look: Rinker Captiva 216

February 28, 2012

With a fresh new design from the hull up, the Rinker Captiva 216 is a beautiful combination of form and function. Featuring a surprisingly wide bow area, this boat sports the two things you can never get enough of: seating and storage Please join Captain Steve for a tour of this new bowrider that signals a new wave of Rinker designs. ...    Read More ]

Who Will Win The Rinker Photo Contest?

February 25, 2012

Will you help us pick the winners for the March 2012 Rinker Photo Contest? To vote click here and “LIKE” or comment on any photo in the March 2012 Contest Entries Album on the Rinker Facebook Page. Voting ends March 5th. The photo will be featured in the exclusive Rinker Insider Newsletter. Good luck to all the finalists and thanks to you for being a judge this quarter!...    Read More ]

Where In The World Is Rinker This Week? 2.24.12

February 23, 2012

Indianapolis Boat, Sport & Travel Show — Feb. 17-26 — Ted’s Aqua Marine Buffalo Boat Show — Feb. 22-26 — Lime Lake Marine & RV Ottawa Boat & Sportsman Show — Feb. 23-26 — Len’s Cove Marine Omaha Boat Show — Feb. 23-26 — Beaver Lake Marina New Jersey Boat Sale & Expo— New Jersey Outboards & Green Cove Marina Hot Springs Boat Show — Feb. 24-26 — Trader Bill’s Kingsport Boat Show — Feb. 24-26...    Read More ]

A Closer Look: Rinker Captiva 196 OB

February 22, 2012

Captain Steve walks through the all-new Rinker Captiva 196 outboard, which offers the best value in its class with generous upgraded standard features like GX48 easy-care vinyl, stainless steel hardware, tons of storage, and even full-close walk-through door to keep the chill out on cool mornings. ...    Read More ]

Time To Gear Up Rinker Style?

February 22, 2012

Did you know there’s an online store that’s dedicated to making sure you’re decked out in the latest Rinker Boats apparel and accessories? It’s fast and easy, and we’re adding new items to the spring collection every day for men, women and children. You’ll find everything from t-shirts and hats to jackets and koozies. There are even great boat gift ideas like Rinker burgee flags, oversized beach towels and dock lines. Many items can even be custom embroidered with...    Read More ]

A Closer Look: Rinker 260 Express Cruiser

February 15, 2012

Captain Steve walks through the Rinker 260 Express Cruiser, giving us a closer look at this roomy, yet trailerable boat that has the perfect combination of performance and home-away-from-home luxuries. Note some of the clever design details that make the most of seating, storage and style! As with all Rinker models, you will find that the Rinker 260 is designed for maximum value. This boat is absolutely packed with high-quality standard features, and it would be an excellent choice for anyone looking...    Read More ]

Where In The World Is Rinker This Week? 2.16.12

February 15, 2012

Detroit Boat Show – Feb. 10-19 – Krupa’s Boat Mart & Hideaway Yachts More than 100 of Michigan's best boat dealers and marine businesses will be under one roof for nine days of great prices, selection and services. This is your chance to see new 2012 products, and get great prices on new non-current boats, motors, trailers and accessories. New England Boat Show – Feb. 11-19 – Meredith Marina The New England Boat Show attracting thousands of visitors from the New...    Read More ]

Express Cruisers 101: How To Shop For Your First Weekender

February 14, 2012

If your boating experience has consisted only of day trips, you’re missing out on a whole new side of the boating lifestyle that extends your time with friends and family past sunset, entrances you with the peace and serenity of a quiet cove, and lets you enjoy the best night’s sleep you’ve gotten in years. Is it time for you to step up to an Express Cruiser? Let’s take a look at some things you should consider before making that decision. What is an Express Cruiser? Generally,...    Read More ]

South Beach in February? Miami Boat Show Time!

February 13, 2012

If it's the week of Valentine's Day, it must be time for the Miami International Boat Show! And while the who's who of the boating industry will converge on South Beach this week, we want you to know that the show's all about YOU. This is a great chance to stop by and say hello to Nautic Global Group team members. Some of the best ideas we get come from the folks who use our products every day. So, if you're coming to the show, please come and see us. We'd love to be able to shake your hand and...    Read More ]

Where In The World Is Rinker This Week? 2.9.12

February 9, 2012

 St. Louis Boat, Sport & Travel Show – Feb. 8-12 – Mid Missouri Yachts Whether you’re an avid outdoorsman or are just looking for a way to escape winter for the day, this is YOUR show! The annual five-day event turns America’s Center & Edward Jones Dome into a one-stop marketplace for outdoor fun— the best place to see and buy everything you need for your outdoor adventures! See nearly one thousand boats—from fishing to cruising to family fun there...    Read More ]

Sterndrives Versus Jet Boats: What's The Right Choice For Your Family?

February 8, 2012

You may have seen some of the new jet-drive boats that have come into the boating marketplace in the past few years. They are kind of like an overgrown personal watercraft (PWC), and they can be fun to drive. But are they the right fit for you and your family? Let’s compare jet-drive boats to traditional sterndrive propulsion. The answers may surprise you. Steering This is probably the most important factor to consider when comparing a jet boat to a sterndrive. If you’ve ever ridden...    Read More ]

A Closer Look: Rinker Captiva 226 BR

February 7, 2012

Captain Steve walks through the Rinker Captiva 226 BR from bow to stern, giving us a closer look at this sportboat that's built for watersports with the R Series package. From the oversized, full-beam swim platform with cushioned "rumble" seat and integrated swim ladder to the huge sunpad and roomy bow seating area, the Rinker Captiva 226 BR is built for serious family fun!   ...    Read More ]

Where In The World Is Rinker This Week?

February 3, 2012

Atlantic City Boat Show – Feb. 1-5 – Stone Harbor Marine See what’s new, NOW! Find the boat of your dreams and everything to go with it—see and shop hundreds of new boats and an unbeatable assortment of marine gear at the Atlantic City Convention Center. From luxury motor and sailing yachts to sport fishers, performance boats, and personal watercraft, there are boats for every lifestyle, activity and budget. Rochester Boat Show – Feb. 2-5 – Ballantyne RV &...    Read More ]

Did You Know That Rinker Is America’s Oldest Boat Brand?

February 1, 2012

As the oldest American boat brand in continuous production, the Rinker Boat Company has quite a story to tell. From our humble beginnings out of Lossie Rinker’s workshop on the White River in Indiana to today when we’re exporting boats to more than 40 countries, we build with pride, craftsmanship and the desire to be the best value in the industry. At the request of many of our loyal customers and dealers across the country and around the globe, here’s a look back at some of the...    Read More ]