In the beginning, Rinker Boats was founded by boat lovers. In the 1930s dairy farmer Lossie “L. E.” Rinker started building fishing and racing boats out of his workshop on the White River in Indiana. Following the Korean War, L.E.’s sons, John and Jan, joined him in establishing Rinkerbuilt in Syracuse, Indiana.

They brought their passion for life on the water with them to work every day, making Rinker their life’s work. It was through their drive and desire to build something better that the Rinker way was formed, trickling down from their hearts to their hands and into every boat they made.

From that point on, Rinker Boats has stood at the forefront of American boating, bringing innovations to the market, such as fiberglass construction and tri-hulls, long before most of their competition. In the 1960’s, Rinker saw the demand for their product expand internationally. Come the 1980’s, Rinker Boats expanded into express cruisers and increased the power behind the then entitled “Captiva” line.

Today that same passion holds true, bestowed upon every boat that bears the Rinker name. From the QX line of sport boats to the EX Express Cruisers every Rinker comes with the confidence you are receiving a value unfound anywhere else in the industry.

Rinker Boats continues to take that mantra and belief in value, further by introducing new drives and performance packages while combining features into the Captain’s Choice to deliver additional savings to its customers.

Every Rinker boat is built in Syracuse, Indiana on the shores of Lake Wawasee, built under the Midwestern values of hard work, attention to detail and a dedication to craftsmanship. The result? A boat you can be proud of.

Today the Rinker heritage is one that brings pride, not just to boat owners, but to the company’s employees and officers—constantly mindful of the hard work and passion it takes to create boats worth owning.