Rinker Fiesta Vee 342 Page 4

Rinker Fiesta Vee 342 — By Capt. Bill Pike

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Standard equipment: Standard Horizon Elipse + VHF; Lowrance GlobalMap 2400 GPS/plotter; Lowrance 3500 dash-mount depthsounder; Kenwood AM/FM stereo/cassette w/amplifier, subwoofer, 6 cockpit speakers, 6-disc CD changer, and 2 remotes; cockpit wet bar w/Waring Pro blender, Tundra refrigerator; Kenyon 2-burner cooktop; Emerson microwave oven; ITT Jabsco Quiet Flush MSD; General Electric TV/VCR; 5-kW Kohler genset; 16,000-Btu Marine Air A/C system; 60-amp. Intelli-Power battery charger

Length overall: 37'0"
Waterline length: 26'10"
Beam: 12'0"
Weight (dry): 14,280 lbs.
Fuel capacity: 235 gal.
Water capacity: 51 gal.
Test engines: 2/320-hp MerCruiser MX 6.2 MPI Horizons
Steering: engine-driven power-assist
Controls: Quicksilver mechanical
Optional equipment on test boats: dinghy package (Mercury 270 RIB, 3.3-hp outboard, Weaver snap davit, and mounting hardware)

Rinker Fiesta Vee 342 stern drive
Base price: $159,995 with 2/300-hp MerCruiser 350 MAG MPI gasoline stern drives
Optional power: 2/300-hp MerCruiser 350 MAG MPI Horizon or 2/320-hp MerCruiser MX 6.2 MPI Horizon gasoline stern drives, or 2/240-hp Yanmar 4LHA-STZP diesel stern drives

Draft: 3'2"
Drives/ratio: MerCruiser Bravo III/2.2:1
Props: 15 1/4x15 1/2x24 3-blade propset
Price as tested: $169,990

Rinker Fiesta Vee 342 inboard
Base price: $168,695 with 2/320-hp MX 6.2 MPI Horizon gasoline inboards
Optional power: twin 370-hp MerCruiser 8.1 S Horizon gasoline inboards

Draft: 2'8"
Transmissions/ratio: ZF Hurth V-drive/2:1
Props: 18x18 bronze 3-blade HyTorq
Price as tested: $171,690

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This article originally appeared in the March 2003 issue of Power & Motoryacht magazine.

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