Rinker Boats, a division of Nautic Global Group in Elkhart, Indiana, has announced the addition of the Rinker Captiva 236 CC to its cuddy line.
The boat is designed specifically for cooler North American regions and International markets, and is based on the Rinker's 236 BR, which came out last year.
"We pulled out all the stops when we designed the 236 BR and everything really came together beyond our expectations,' said Rinker Brand Manager Mike Kamaloski. "It was only natural that we would consider building a cuddy version of that boat. And when we started hearing the buzz from our International dealer network, we knew we not only had to create a great closed-bow model, but find ways to take both boats up another notch.'
The 236 CC features a spacious forward berth and upgraded touches borrowed from Rinker's express cruiser line such as Corian countertops and Brazilwood cabinetry. The cockpit has features from the bowrider version, including two hideaway jump seats that stow away into either side of the boat as well as the Rinker ICE system, which permits easy cooler access through a concealed seat cushion hatch.
Also standard on the 236 CC is an adjustable rear rumble seat, which folds down to form a sun lounge. As with all Captiva models, this boat also features a flip-up walk-through transom for easy access to the integrated rear swim platform. The 236 CC also has a hidden head, tucked away under the forward berth, surrounded on both sides by upholstered seats that fold down to form a large mattress.
"When you look at the overall cuddy market, the new 236 CC is really well-positioned,' said Rick Velger of Hideaway Harbor Yacht Sales, the world's biggest Rinker dealer. "Everything about the design of this boat is right on the money for our market. And when you consider the quality and value built into the Rinker brand, we expect this cuddy to be another big hit.'
The Rinker Captiva 236 CC will be officially introduced to European markets at the Paris International Boat Show, December 6 to 15, and at Boot DÃ¼sseldorf, January 18 to 26.
Nautic Global Group is also the maker of Hurricane deck boats, Godfrey pontoon boats (Sanpan, Aqua Patio and Sweetwater), Polar Kraft aluminum fishing boats and Parti Kraft pontoon boats.