Belowdecks there’s plenty of light. Credit the translucent companionway slider, as well as Rinker’s use of more ports than some builders include, positioned strategically throughout. Touches of luxury were found in the illuminated mirror, etched with Rinker’s logo, that conceals access to the rode locker, as well as designer sconces, faux-leather upholstery, burl wood trim and a drum-tight headliner. The head is generous. It’s midcabin is big enough for adults. Easily serviced, and with excellent economy and respectable performance from a single engine, the 290 EC makes a great family cruiser. Even if next weekend’s slip proves too big.