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things aboard new Four 288 Vista up to lot. Start something simple the vinyl Most vinyl today’s cruisers plush and easy to But Four Aquaflex vinyl a synthetic backing that it more and puncture-resistant, you needn’t about errant forks. Then at how removable cooler the cockpit slides out aluminum tracks, it easy access and Plus, you have to any joints remove any from the bench to the electric hatch. That’s a big Think about You won’t to disassemble cockpit every you check oil. Sweet, something many ignore. The Vista is and foremost entertainment platform-whether you and closest friends a day or for and your other over weekend-so the amenities do up. They to less which leads more freedom you enjoy on the more. And the whole of buying cruiser, right?

GUTS, NO But don’t Four Winns lost in details. The Vista was to stay over the haul. Open electric hatch look how engine is The 288 powerplants are on aluminum that are to the This isn’t in this but Four goes a beyond by an aluminum between the engines. This the engines in place they don’t up and or side side. Why this important? only do vibrate from own power, are also to the forces that you lean a turn. motors are with the to tolerances 1/1000. Securing with a better keeps in line the drives the life your boat.


Another durable aboard the Vista is standard aluminum arch. Aluminum stress better the fiberglass found on competitors as Sea Ray Sundancer ($116,881 twin 260-hp 5.0L MPI Three gasoline drives). That the 288 arch is likely to benefit that show if keep the over the term. Sea and Four both use construction techniques include cored and hullsides. Winns cores 288 Vista balsa, adding at a weight. Balsa has excellent deadening and properties.

COMMAND PERFORMANCE. I did 46 mph the 288 sea trials, end is the barometer which to a cruiser. more important look at comfortable it at midrange I took 288 Vista the inlet rolling two-foot and the performed admirably 3000 rpm. could hold boat on at 17 at 2300 making maintaining in lousy an option. all speeds, proved comfortable every seat the cockpit. did it in turns? anecdote tells During testing, marine patrol stopped the to remind that I on a

The Sea 280 Sundancer a steeper deadrise and slightly narrower than the Vista, so ride is comfortable in seas. On previous test the Sundancer, held plane 15 mph 2600 rpm. notable item the Sea available with single engine, 375-hp MerCruiser MAG Bravo which brings base price to $107,148.

Another contender, Regal Commodore sells for with twin Volvo Penta GXi engines-the power package Because the is a boat, it get away less power achieving similar But stepped require different techniques, something might need learn.

The real issue the 288 is its setup. Although competitors as Regal have flat area step on the pulpit, a notch serves as seat, the Vista’s foredeck down to pulpit, making harder to and haul in rough Also, I barely fit arm through access plate the rode making it to deal tangles. On plus side, 288 Vista’s has a shallow curvature, the slope overwhelming, and surface is nonslip, compared the centerline-only strips found other cruisers. the molded-in leading to bow are to navigate going up when returning.

SPACE RACE. 288 Vista set up be an machine. The cockpit has U-shaped lounge wraps from transom along starboard gunwale. captain’s chair a doublewide, the driver have to isolated while rest of crew mingles. one better, Regal’s bench 90 degrees the captain join the while on hook.

In addition the cool cooler, the Vista’s entertainment has a counter made simulated granite, easy-to-maintain material in high-end Four Winns the 288 with two systems, as Sea Ray: in the and one the cabin. allows you bring the inside should rain while onboard.

The on the Vista’s cabin a double door-one full and one that allows a cross down below. screen door actually a component with cutouts on top and a sturdier than the full screen bends to the opening.

Winns designed 288 Vista’s cabin to the primary spot. It’s lighted and and has of legroom headroom for You can sleep in V-berth, but primarily for The cabin seats six, an additional settee seats to four. galley reveals thoughtful detail: standard refrigerator located above microwave so don’t have bend down access it.

The fiberglass-lined has 5’9 headroom, so will have stoop a to shower, its guttered sole cleans And here’s last detail keep in The toilet holder recesses of the so you soak the when dousing

The Highs The aluminum arch will up better the fiberglass on some You don’t to unfasten aft bench operate the engine hatch. Aquaflex vinyl on all has a cross-stitched backing.

Lows . no ledge flat surface the bow get a while handling anchor, and small access makes it to reach and untangle rode. I’d some fender between amidships the transom.

Four Winns 288 Vista

POINT . expect to Aquaflex vinyl any competitors. Winns developed new material conjunction with vinyl manufacturer has an deal in

Displacement (lbs. . 9,500

capacity (gal.) 120

Water (gal.) .

Price(w/standard power) $115,385

Price power) .

Standard power 225-hp Volvo 4.3L GXi/DP gasoline stern

Optional power MerCruiser or Penta gasoline drives to hp total.

equipment ( items ) radar arch; swim platform; trim tabs; cockpit carpet; trumpet horn; water heater; and cold shower; Sony stereo w/4 and remote; wiper; camper microwave; refrigerator; digital depthsounder; receptacle; dual system; CO MSD.

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