2005 Rinker 360 For Sale - Updated description and price

craigswardmtbcraigswardmtb Mystic, CTPosts: 969Member ✭✭✭

2017 update: I took it off the market for 2017. Actually it was never really on the market to begin with beyond here and boattrader for 90 days the end of 2016. Now we are serious and this boat is priced to move. 

After a great season enjoying our 360 we are putting her up for sale.  With how much time we spend on the water we have decided to move up to a larger fly bridge type boat.  I will miss the quickness, seaworthiness, and arguably best lay out of any boat in its class.  If you are looking for a well cared for 360 this is it.  Most on this forum know the boat but if you don't this is a large 36' boat.  12' 3" beam, just under 40' LOA w/ the swim platform.  Lots of room down below with door access to large forward birth stateroom. Big bathroom with separate shower with door.  Rear birth is large and converts to at least a queen. Plenty of headroom for those over 6' tall. This boat has the saught after Merc 8.1L 496 Horizon closed cooled engines.  375hp each engine (750hp total).  It has B3 drives.  490 hours of cruising on both engines.  The engine scan will reveal that she has been operated nicely with barely any hours over the 4k rpm mark.  She cruises beautifully at 27-30knts, FAST and efficient.  Overall the boats condition is very good.  Please see the picts below.  It has a new (2016) vinyl refinished Blue hull which is gorgeous.  The amount of compliments on the boats color was overwhelming this season.  No more compounding, just wax and watch her shine. 

Below are just some of the recent items we have either upgraded or tended too:

-  Eisenglass is all new, except the rear screen panel.  This includes both roof sections.  I replaced about half in 2015 and the rest this past season. 2017 Update: new rear 2 panels are on order. 

-  Engine room stuff: New risers and manifolds on the starboard engine in 2015.  New impellers and stainless plates 2015.  This season, 2017, I replaced the starboard sea water pump and pulley with Hardin marine SS water pump. Also replaced a couple pulleys that looked a bit tired on port. New impeller in port. New belts 2015. Replaced most all hose clamps.  New swivel starboard swivel shaft. Steering cable replaced in 2013.  New bellows, gumball bearings, and shift cables in 2014.  All new AGM group 31 starting and house batteries in 2017. Replaced both engine blowers, one in 2015 the other in 2016.  New fresh water pump 2015.  Replaced water heater 2016. Flushed cooling system recently.  I am religious about maintenance.  If it takes grease it gets it every or multiple times a season.  Engine and drive Oil are changed every fall and/or 50 hours.  Fuel filters every season.  New plugs in 2015.  Impellers every 2 seasons.  Zincs always kept fresh. 

-  Kohler 5e genny has 400 hours and runs great.  New impeller, carb, fuel pump, plugs, fuel filters.  Fresh oil.

-  Lighting:  I upgraded all interior cabin lighting to LED.  Amazing how much less juice it pulls from the batteries now.  I added tri color LED spreader lights in the swim arch in 2014 (white, blue, red).  In 2016 I added 3 super bright LED Blue underwater swim lights.  All cockpit floor lighting is LED.

-  Sideshift bow thruster with two group 31AGMs were installed in 2014.

-  Brand new Vesselview Mobile Bluetooth module installed in 2016.  Now you get the power of Vesselview Smartcraft engine monitoring on your Tablet or smart phone.  I run an Ipad at the helm with the VV app installed.  Now you do not have to rely on analog gauges.  You get real time engine fault codes, fuel usage data, tach, speed, voltage, engine temp, hours, etc.

-  Trick dinghy davit system installed on swim platform.  Grill base installed on platform as well.

-  Boat and drives were bottom painted this season with Micron CSC and Pacifica Plus on drives. 

-  Anchor was replaced with big Rocna in 2014.  Best anchor for the northeast conditions on the market, IMO.  Well oversized for boats weight. 

-  New horn.

-  Replaced the Raymarine C80 with a new one in 2016.  New Seatalk2 GPS antennae.  Radar works great.

-  New flatscreen led TV's in front and rear berths.

- new Lenco trim tab actuators in 2017

- in 2017 I added all new marinemat flooring in the cockpit area leading all the way up to the bow. See picts. It's beautiful, comfy on the feet, and doesnt absorb water!

Hopefully this can go to an owner that cares.  You will get a solid ship that will serve you well for many years.  New price of $69500.  Boat is located in Mystic CT.  Pm me or email at craigswardmtbataoldotcom



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  • Michael TMichael T Posts: 6,237Member ✭✭✭✭✭
    Beautiful boat, well cared for and great for big water! Best of luck!
  • HishamKinaniHishamKinani Egypt - River NilePosts: 23Member ✭✭
    One of the most elegant cruisers in its category if not the most , but I do agree fully that driving the fly bridge is another pleasure  ..
  • craigswardmtbcraigswardmtb Mystic, CTPosts: 969Member ✭✭✭
  • Dream_InnDream_Inn Annapolis, MDPosts: 4,303Member, Moderator mod

    Hey, and it even has an integrated mast for better fuel efficiency! :) 

    Beautiful looking ride Craig!  Make sure you stay on board here and post pics of the new ride when you get it.  I had many thoughts of a bridge boat before buying our current one.  Two main reasons we didn't is because I really wanted to keep the boat on a lift and second was we really like the marina we are in and a bridge boat wouldn't work well there (during low-med tide, you have to go under a low bridge).

    Good luck!

    Dream 'Inn III -- 2008 400 Express

  • raybo3raybo3 Revere MAPosts: 3,581Moderator mod
    Awesome looking boat. Good luck with the sale.....
    2002 342 Fiesta Vee PC Point Of Pines YC Revere MA. popyc.org
  • Handymans342Handymans342 Cape Coral, FLPosts: 6,185Member ✭✭✭✭✭
    No Axis?
  • Michael TMichael T Posts: 6,237Member ✭✭✭✭✭
    Axis? Handy you are obsessing too much about ISIS and the Axis of Evil. I think the word you are looking for is Axius? I couldn't tell from the helm shot if it had a bow thruster but at that reasonable price if it didn't have one I'd have an integrated one installed.
  • Handymans342Handymans342 Cape Coral, FLPosts: 6,185Member ✭✭✭✭✭
    It had one
  • craigswardmtbcraigswardmtb Mystic, CTPosts: 969Member ✭✭✭
    No axius offered back then. But yes it has a bow thruster. 
  • craigswardmtbcraigswardmtb Mystic, CTPosts: 969Member ✭✭✭
  • craigswardmtbcraigswardmtb Mystic, CTPosts: 969Member ✭✭✭

  • DanD2DanD2 Posts: 597Member ✭✭✭
    Very Nice.....good luck with the sale. Just out of curiosity, what is the difference between your360 and my342 besides length and width? 
    2005 Rinker Fiesta Vee 342
  • craigswardmtbcraigswardmtb Mystic, CTPosts: 969Member ✭✭✭
    Separate door you can close in the master. Critical to keep the little ones out. The cockplit is laid out different I believe. And the obvious it's bigger. I'm sure there are more differences but I don't recall the rest. 
  • Michael TMichael T Posts: 6,237Member ✭✭✭✭✭
    @craigswardmtb...great picture of the children. Get them boating early and they won't be interested in some of the stupid things their peers get into later on!
  • Liberty44140Liberty44140 Bay Village & Marblehead, OH.Posts: 1,667Member ✭✭✭✭
    I honestly always thought of the 360 as a very similar boat to the 342 except a little larger down below which is obvious with the forward bulkhead door to the cabin and other interior features that are larger. Then I saw them docked side by side this summer at Cedar Point (Ohio) Marina. The 360 is A LOT bigger overall. Of course longer, wider, and much higher. I wish I had taken a pic, 360 is definitely a big step up for only 2 feet when you see side by side. I have been told that the 342 looks a lot bigger when docked next to a 310/320 so perhaps similar, I dont know. 
    Wine-N-Down -- 2006 342 Express Cruiser

  • MDboaterMDboater Posts: 298Member ✭✭✭
    I have no first had experience but given what I have read on the forum and elsewhere it seems like the standard power package (496/375hp) in the 360 is a better match for the size/weight of the boat than that of the 342 (350/300hp).  
  • Dream_InnDream_Inn Annapolis, MDPosts: 4,303Member, Moderator mod

    I'll have to take a picture the next time we have a raft up.  Just in September we've had my 400 (and another one), a 390, a 360, and a 342 all rafted. Sometimes a 310 or 320 will tie as well.  Our marina is so full of Rinkers that I guess I just get used to seeing them all the time. :)

    Dream 'Inn III -- 2008 400 Express

  • randy56randy56 Newburgh INPosts: 2,037Member ✭✭✭✭
    MD is shoping, comparing, I smell a new Rinker coming. 
    Boat Name : Knot My Prolem

    2003 - 270
  • MDboaterMDboater Posts: 298Member ✭✭✭
    randy56 said:
    MD is shoping, comparing, I smell a new Rinker coming. 
     :)  :) :)
  • 06Rinker27006Rinker270 Washington, DCPosts: 1,122Member ✭✭✭
    @craigswardmtb what Sedan Bridge are you looking at?  Thought you said Maxum before.  Good luck with the sale.  Beautiful boat!
    06 Rinker 270
  • craigswardmtbcraigswardmtb Mystic, CTPosts: 969Member ✭✭✭
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  • MDboaterMDboater Posts: 298Member ✭✭✭
    @craigswardmtb - is that some sort of a keel guard at the waterline on the bow?  If so, how far under water does that extend?
  • reneechris14reneechris14 Pawcatuck river CTPosts: 1,294Member ✭✭✭
    External bow thruster MD pretty classy.I look at some fly bridges.I do like to fish at it would be nice to keep clean,but the price difference shut me off.1990 lurs 32 for 50k,there's more space in the 342.so I'm stuck with canvas again.
    2005 Rinker FV342  boat name "Ten Forty"  Pawcatuck river,Ct
  • bry1429bry1429 Southern Lake Michigan Posts: 233Member ✭✭✭
    During the purchase process with MT we had many ups and downs. During the downs I caught myself looking through this forum looking at all of the Rinkers and Craigs awesome powerplant 360 was one that caught my eye. If the purchase would not have gone through with MT I may have been making an offer on this beauty! This is a really great boat at a VERY reasonable price! Jump on it guys!
  • NavyCTRCNavyCTRC Pensacola, FLPosts: 303Member ✭✭✭
    Beautiful boat, and a very handsome asking price.  I wish I could find a way!!  Man, I really like your boat!!!
  • TrashmanTrashman New Jersey/ philaPosts: 416Member ✭✭✭
    If i had better credit this would be mine!    Lol.     Great looking boat and looks well cared for. 
    I love evrythig about this boat
  • craigswardmtbcraigswardmtb Mystic, CTPosts: 969Member ✭✭✭
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