Four Winns H260

The DuoProp drive cut into the water hard, giving us a true track in abrupt turns.

Four Winns H260
LOA: 26'0"
Beam: 8'5"
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
Four Winns H260
Four Winns H260
Four Winns H260
Four Winns H260
Four Winns H260
Four Winns H260
Four Winns H260
Four Winns H260
Four Winns H260

The re-creation of Four Winns began two years ago when its owners, Platinum Equity, gave the go-ahead to create tooling for a new Horizon lineup. The H260 is the latest entry into this new family of day boats: the biggest, most luxurious in its class yet.

With a 320 hp Volvo Penta sterndrive installed beneath the hatch, this boat’s ride was like a rocket ship — smooth, with just enough chutter from the wind chop to let us know we were boating, not flying. The DuoProp drive bites into the water like a tiger, helping the boat to track true — we couldn’t make it blow out, even during the sharpest turns in our test regimen. Acceleration delivered for a boat this size was spot-on exciting.

Striding from bow to stern and gunwale to gunwale tells a tale of extra people-space built into this 8-foot-5-inch beam craft, and it was seemingly carved from nowhere. But it was cleverly eked by the innovative use of a narrowed gunwale and tucked-in coaming panels that left more seating and more deck space for passengers’ fun, dancing or prancing.

The H260 also sports a luxurious sun pad that opens to create a generous transom walk-through. This hatch converts gull-wing style into a reclining lounge for sun bathing or reading. The re-creation of the Horizon 260 proves an exciting offering for the enjoyment of pride in ownership of discriminating boaters.