Boat Test: 2013 Rinker Captiva 220 MTX Extreme

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Boat Tested2013 Rinker Captiva 220 MTX Extreme
Price As TestedNot Available
Category Runabout
Manufacturer Rinker
Length21ft / 6.40 m
Beam8ft 2in / 2.49 m
Weight4135
HullFiberglass
Engines1
Drive TypeI/o
Engine MakeMercruiser
FuelGas
Fuel Capacity34
By Matt SpencerI remember when Rinker first launched the MTX in 2010. I was blown away by its contrasts and the aggressive look that translates into a lot of practical features. The pickle fork bow design means you get a lot of extra room up front. The high gunwales mean safety in rougher water. For 2013, the MTX is back with a whole new Extreme package that is sure to turn heads. I got to see it firsthand on the 220 MTX.

When you first lay eyes on this boat you think “Wow!” The letters MTX are dominant on the sides with a white, black and lime green colour scheme that screams fun. Then you see the forward swept wakeboard tower decked out with speakers and board racks, which are all part of the Extreme package.

And the extras don’t stop there. With this package you get a custom interior to match your hull, a Bimini top and a transom remote for your upgraded stereo - oh, and the gauges and steering wheel are upgraded too. Only available on the 220, the optional dual transom rumble seats that fold up and face the rear are great for chilling out at the dock or sand bar. And, of course, you can’t forget the underwater transom lights.

Inside are all the Rinker hallmarks, like plenty of cup holders, lots of cockpit space and a ton of storage. The ski locker was made for wakeboards and it can hold a few. I also liked the diamond pattern stitching in the bow vinyl.

I could tell you about the wake, but the proof is in the pudding. I tested this boat during the Rinker photo shoot and their rider had no problem going wake to wake, getting plenty of pop and spinning more than I could count.

Rinker has a hit with its new Extreme package on the 220 MTX. It has the extreme look the kids are sure to love, but also has the features, practicality and (most importantly) the price tag the parents will love even more!
TEST BOAT ENGINE
Mercury 350 MAG MPI, 300-hp V8 sterndriveACCELERATION (mph/sec)
0-20 / 7.1 ; 0-30 / 8.8TOP SPEED (mph)
52TIME TO PLANE
5 Seconds
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