began in the 1930s when a dairy farmer, Lossie “L.E.” Rinker, began building boats out of his home workshop on the White River in Indiana. After the Korean War, L.E.’s sons, John and Jan, joined their father and they soon created Rinkerbuilt, operating out of Syracuse, Indiana. Since then, Rinker has stood at the forefront of American boatbuilding. In the 1960s, the demand for Rinker boats expanded into the international market. In the 1980s, the company expanded into express cruisers and increased the power behind their then entitled Captiva line. Rinker boats began from a passion for life on the water, and that tradition continues today. That same passion to build something better of quality and substance is bestowed upon every boat that bears the Rinker name. From the QX line of sport boats to the EX express cruisers, you can be confident that every Rinker comes with the same values that have driven the company for decades; the values of hard work, attention to detail and passion for their work. Rinker boats are still built in Syracuse, Indiana, on the shores of Lake Wawasee.