BEST BIG-WATER RECREATIONAL BOAT
Four Winns Horizon 310
We braced ourselves for impact in wind-blown two-foot waves during a trial run on the 310. Months later we still remember the smooth ride. The 310 could be the brawniest bowrider we've ever tested, and we were only running on 65 gallons of fuel (half the capacity).
The 310's size isn't what leaves the deepest impression. It's the endless features, the most extraordinary being the day berth. The berth is deceptive because it does not infringe on the big open bow like a mid-cuddy does. It stretches under the long port bench, and is ample enough to be tricked out with a flat-screen TV, DVD player and microwave. Even our tallest editor did not feel scrunched. Oh, a 53.5 mph top speed didn't hurt the boat's standing either.
They didn't infringe on the space of a big bowrider or the qualities of a day berth.
Best of All
The berth is big enough for a seven-foot person to lie down and watch tv, and it has a sliding hatch to the cockpit so you can stay involved with the action.
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