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Rinker QX29 BR

Rinker's QX29 BR is packed full of amazing standard features.

Rinker QX29 BR

LOA: 29'2" | Beam: 9'1" | Draft: 2'8" | Displacement: 5,765 lb. | More Information: rinkerboats.com

Bill Doster

We Say: Rinker’s QX29 BR offers an upscale feel and a long list of standards. Step onto the swim platform and you’ll immediately note the plush, aft-facing rumble seats; cushions lift on pneumatic struts to access the stowage below. One more step leads to the convertible sun deck straddling the transom walkover. More stowage resides below the gull-wing-style cushions, and like all stowage compartments aboard the QX29 BR, these are lined with molded tubs rather than mildew-inducing carpet. A third, hinged cushion pivots out of hiding to create a full sun pad.

A GPS chart plotter graces the helm. Below the wheel, a roomy shelf is waiting for gadgets. Under the helm, the large, two-shelf stowage is cleanly lined with Formica. A Lexan wind blocker deploys to partition off the cockpit.

Rinker QX29 BR

Rinker QX29 BR

Bill Doster

Rinker QX29 BR

Rinker QX29 BR

Bill Doster

Opposite, the head compartment ­features a fiberglass liner, an opening port for light and ventilation, and stowage for the cockpit table. The refreshment center features a sink with pressurized water. Two in-floor stowage lockers wait underfoot. The typical cockpit carpet is replaced with snap-in, bamboo-style flooring. Grab rails abound.

Below the waterline, standard trim tabs are integrated into the running surface. They played a role in the QX’s exceptional rough-water handling. The MerCruiser 6.2 pushed our test boat onto plane with minimal bow rise and past 30 mph in 8 seconds. At wide-open throttle, top speed approached 50 mph.

Rinker QX29 BR

Rinker QX29 BR

Bill Doster

Rinker QX29 BR

Rinker QX29 BR

Bill Doster

Rinker QX29 BR

Rinker QX29 BR

Bill Doster

Rinker QX29 BR

Rinker QX29 BR

Bill Doster

Who’d Want One: Experienced boaters who know what they really need.

Another Choice: Crownline’s 285 SS ($107,507 powered like our test boat)

Bottom Line: $91,700; rinkerboats.com

Rinker QX29 BR

Rinker QX29 BR Certified Test Results

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How We Tested
Engine: Single 350 hp MerCruiser 6.2L Bravo Three
Drive/Prop: Sterndrive/24" pitch stainless-steel Bravo Three propset
Gear Ratio: 2.20:1
Fuel Load: 25 gal.
Crew Weight: 365 lb.

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