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The 255 Sundowner from Four Winns combines form and function to create this comfortable sportboat. The seating layout is practical and entertaining is easy with all the open space and convenient wet bar. Keeping in mind the boat’s intended use as an overnighter and a picnicker and the performance is more than adequate. The 255 jumps out of the hole and on plane in only 5.3 seconds. Once on plane she offers a good overall cruise. The swim platform is large, and as wide as the stern. There’s a 3-piece folding swim ladder which easily unfolds from the starboard side, where it’s housed in a molded, flush mounted locker. And for extra help when boarding there’s a cut out handhold in the center of the hatch. Four Winns has also placed a wet locker back here for any gear or lines you want out of the cockpit.
Moving forward in the cockpit is a small sink with Corian counter top and two drink holders. Below decks, the cabin gives no indication it belongs to a vessel of this size. Acrylic doors are bi-folding from the center, with entry coming from the starboard side. There are four portholes, one of which is blocked by the insert boards that form the sleeper. Backrest padding is used to cushion the insert boards here.
A curious arrangement is employed to offer a portable head which is located forward of the starboard bulkhead, and when not in use hidden underneath a hinged seat cushion.
When you need artificial lights there are two 12-volt reading lamps and one 12-volt dome lamp, which seem to provide sufficient working light. Synonymous with Four Winns is Volvo Penta for power. Such is the case here with the 255 Sundowner. The outdrive is Volvo Penta with a duo prop arrangement. The single 5.7-liter engine is housed in a trademark roomy Four Winns engine compartment. A 12-volt motor prop ram activated by a rocker switch at the helm lifts the engine hatch, and opens it wide enough to handle routine issues. This particular vessel comes with a roller trailer with extra spare wheel mounted on the tongue.