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Four Winns H260
Draft (max): 2'11" (drive down)
Displacement (approx.): 5,100 lb.
Transom Deadrise: 20 degrees
Bridge Clearance: 5'3" (8'6" with arch)
Max Headroom: N/A
Fuel Capacity: 70 gal.
Max Horsepower: 380
Available Power: MerCruiser and Volvo Penta 300 to 380 hp
In fact, the H260 is all about feeding the desires of a broad spectrum of boating crew. Sunbathers have their choice of forward lounges with folding armrests for added security. The bow converts into a “playpen” rivaling that aboard wakeboard boats, enabling crew to stretch out and catch the rays while surrounded 360 degrees by plush padding. On the hook in a quiet cove, the sun pad at the transom takes on a new and inviting lilt, with razor-edged upholstery styling in evidence. The lines are straight and the angles obtuse, but the upholstery molds itself to the way you want to recline. First with the sun pad fully flat, stretch out and snooze. Sharp-looking but soft-feeling bolsters along the cushions let your body nest against them securely. Next, lift the starboard wing and recline on the angled pad. Raise the port wing and a cavernous stowage locker is revealed.
You’ll need that if you bling your boat with the wakeboard tower ($6,923). The tower is powder-coated and folds down for storage or bridge clearance — particularly handy if your port is in backwater canals with low bridges so often found along many lakes in the Upper Midwest or Florida.
Four Winns offers even more cool, custom options. I’d add the LX package ($1,923) for the bolstered bucket seats and pull-up cleats, and then I’d tag on the luxury package ($7,077) for its spicy-looking beige and mocha interior, mahogany table and helm, sea grass mat, and teak treads on the swim platform and steps. Underwater lighting ($654) provides ambience at night. Our test boat boasted the bow wind dam ($500), which Four Winns calls the “walk-through doors.”
Monterey’s 264 FS ($86,171 powered by a 320 hp Volvo Penta sterndrive) can also be equipped with a radar arch and tow point ($10,375) and comes with seven color choices for the base price noted. There’s an aft rumble seat for at-anchor lounging that converts to a full lounge. The entertainment galley has a stainless-steel fiddle rail. Unlike the Four Winns, its trailer is optional.