Rinker 190 MTX
Breaking It Down
While boaters’ eyes are on the pickle-fork style of the 19-foot MTX, the real focus remains on three Rinker hallmarks. First is the deep freeboard and cockpit space, accomplished in part by keeping the engine bay slim and totally separating the transom sun pad from the cockpit. Second is skiboat- like handling and performance (less than three seconds to plane), due mostly to precise centerline balance. And then there’s the edgy style and get-up-and-go for a price under $27K, backing up Rinker’s longtime commitment to value.
Deep freeboard in the cockpit and bow is typical of all Rinker runabouts — it’s helpful on cold days too.
Design of the bow has the practical advantage of a usable aftfacing seat all the way forward.
Sponsons from the pickle fork do not touch the water when the boat is on plane, so the boat rides on an aggressive V-bottom hull.
Lots of stainless-steel hardware adds to the overall value.
The pickle-fork bow on a smaller boat like the 190 makes it more difficult to include a boarding ladder and/or anchor locker in a convenient spot.
Depth of the helm station gives nice weather protection, though it can challenge forward visibility when passengers are in the bow.
LOA: 19'4" Beam: 8' Dry Weight: 2,742 lb. Max. Horsepower: 225 Fuel Capacity (gal.): 39 MSRP: $26,896 (w/ 190 hp MerCruiser)
Engine: MerCruiser 4.3L (190 hp) Load: (People) 400 lb., (Fuel) 20 gal. Top Speed: 46 mph @ 4,800 rpm Time to 30 MPH: 7.5 sec. Time to Plane: 2.9 sec.