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Four Winns H190 (2006-)
(w/ 1 x 220-hp MerCruiser 4.3L Sterndrive)

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Brief Summary

Four Winns has combined many of the popular amenities of its H line with new and improved luxuries and features for this 2006 model. The H190 can be powered by either MerCruiser or Volvo power.

Key Features

  • Integrated swim platform
  • Skid-resistant floor
  • Hinged bow seats
  • Back-to-back adjustable lounger with Duraframe construction
  • Clarion AM/FM/CD stereo
  • Single axle trailer
  • Specifications

    Length Overall 18' 6'' (w/ swim platform)
    Beam 7' 11''
    Dry Weight 2,650 lbs.
    Tested Weight N/A
    Draft 31'' (engines down)
    - Draft Up N/A
    - Draft Down N/A
    - Air Draft N/A
    Deadrise/Transom 19 deg.
    Max Headroom open
    Bridge Clearance 4' 0''
    Weight Capacity N/A
    Person Capacity N/A
    Fuel Capacity 34 gal.
    Water Capacity none
    Length on Trailer N/A
    Height on Trailer N/A
    Trailer Weight N/A
    Total Weight
    (Trailer, Boat, & Engine)

    Prices, features, designs, and equipment are subject to change. Please see your local dealer or visit the builder's website for the latest information available on this boat model.

    Engine Options

    Std. Power Not Available
    Tested Power 1 x 220-hp MerCruiser 4.3L Sterndrive
    Opt. Power 1 x 220-hp MerCruiser 4.3L Sterndrive

    Test Results - Change Measurement Unit

    RPM MPH Knots GPH MPG NMPG Stat. Mile NM dBa
    600 3.0 2.6 0.8 3.7 3.2 114 99 69
    1000 4.8 4.1 1.2 4.0 3.5 123 107 77
    1500 6.8 5.9 1.9 3.6 3.2 111 97 75
    2000 8.8 7.6 3.5 2.5 2.2 77 67 78
    2500 21.1 18.3 4.4 4.8 4.2 147 128 84
    3000 27.3 23.7 6.0 4.6 4.0 140 121 87
    3500 32.5 28.3 7.9 4.1 3.6 126 110 86
    4000 37.3 32.4 10.2 3.7 3.2 112 98 91
    4500 42.4 36.8 13.6 3.1 2.7 95 83 96
    5000 47.4 41.2 16.1 2.9 2.6 90 78 97
    600 99 183 4.80 3.03 1.58 69
    1000 107 198 7.70 4.54 1.70 77
    1500 97 179 10.90 7.19 1.55 75
    2000 67 124 14.20 13.25 1.08 78
    2500 128 237 34.00 16.66 2.04 84
    3000 121 225 43.90 22.71 1.94 87
    3500 110 203 52.30 29.90 1.76 86
    4000 98 180 60.00 38.61 1.56 91
    4500 83 153 68.20 51.48 1.32 96
    5000 78 145 76.30 60.94 1.25 97

    All fuel consumption numbers are the total for all engines in the boat. Speeds are measured with Stalker ProSports radar gun or GPS. Fuel consumption (gallons per hour) measured with Floscan digital fuel-flow meter or by on-board factory-installed diagnostic instruments. Range is based on 90% of published fuel capacity. Sound levels determined using Radio Shack digital decibel meter on A scale. 68 dBA is the level of normal conversation. Time to plane is measured from start of acceleration to formation of rooster tail behind boat.

    Performance Chart

    Performance Chart

    Acceleration Times & Test Conditions

    Time To Plane 3.2 sec.
    0 to 30 6.6 sec.
    Ratio 2.18 : 1
    Props 14 1/4 x 21'' Aluminum
    Load 2 persons, 1/2 fuel, no water, min. gear
    Climate 70 deg., 48% humid.; wind: 2 mph; seas: calm

    Four Winns H190 (2006-) Line Drawing


    Captain's Report

    Step-Up AffordabilityFour Winns H190By Captain Keith Burton Test CaptainAnytime a boat buyer starts looking for a new boat his emotion is often out-flanked by the black and white of what it will cost. So it is especially wonderful when you come across a boat that is a step above an entry-level in size, with the performance and style you want, but still keeps the dollars at bay. That brings us to the 2006 Four Winns H190, which is the subject of this review.Sitting at the dock the 190 strikes a sleek stylish pose with attractive graphics matched to graceful yet sporty lines. The bow seats that wrap around the interior are soft to the touch yet feel durably heavy to last many seasons of sun. Four Winns says their vinyl is unique with its own name, which they call Aquaflex.As you would expect, there is storage beneath the seats, we particularly like that the seats are hinged, so they won’t be flying off at high speed or during rough seas. The storage compartments are fully lined and drained too. At the bow seat, there is storage for an anchor and rope, which is another nice touch in this boat.Stainless steel fittings are used throughout, including pop-up cleats and handholds. The handholds at the bow are integrated into the upper edge of the gunnels and add to the sleek styling of this boat.The walkthrough windshield is wide enough to prevent jabbing from the windshield edges. The deck is fully fiberglassed with a non-skid surface. A full snap-in carpet that is available as an option, makes for easy clean up after a day at the beach.Cabin FeaturesThe main cabin seating provides room for the captain and four others. The helm is attractively laid out with black on white gauges with a chrome bezel and set within a turned-metal looking plastic dash, which is a nice modern departure from fake wood. Lighted rocker switches control the auxiliary electrics and a thickly padded tilt steering wheel is standard.The H190 is available with two foldout seats port and starboard, or with a sporty bucket seat for the captain. Our boat had the bucket seat, which can also swivel and move forward and back. With the bucket seat, you gain a bit more walk around room, which would be appreciated by skiers and when moving about the boat while fishing.The passenger seat is a forward and rear facing seat that folds out to form a sun lounge. The passenger console contains a large compartment that has room for papers, but primarily protects an excellent-sounding Sirius satellite-ready AM/FM/CD radio. Unlike many boats in this class, the glove box is lockable.Innovative ThinkingAt the stern are two jump seats that flank the engine cover. Here Four Winns’ engineers show some out-of-the-box thinking. The seats can be configured in three different ways. They can be used as seats, mounted low, or flipped over to be used as a step for getting aboard, as the opposite side of the cushion has a non-skid surface.The jump seats can also be installed at a higher position that matches the height of the pad on the engine cover. This position provides a full-width sun pad at the stern, a pretty nice set up.The engine cover also has some great thinking behind it. There is a hatch built into the top of the engine cover to provide access for routine checks of the engine oil, belts, and fittings. But if you need to remove the whole engine cover, it only takes the release of two thumb screws mounted at the deck.PerformanceOver the water the Four Winns H190 tracks straight without undue wandering. The steering is somewhat heavy, but appropriate for this class of boat. We saw a top speed of 47.4 mph and a quick 0 to 30 mph of 6.6 seconds, which is plenty of power and speed for skiers and wakeboarders.The 190 handles wakes and moderate waves with confidence, but this is not a heavy seas boat. Its best use is within lakes, bays and rivers, or near shore.Overall, the 2006 Four Winns H190 offers a considerable value in an affordable 18-foot runabout. Plenty of upscale features, a roomy cabin, great fit and finish with materials that should take seasons of use. It is also fun to pilot and offers a sporty, modern look that will turn some eyes at the dock.

    Test Result Highlights

    • Top speed for the Four Winns H190 (2006-) is 47.4 mph (76.3 kph), burning 16.1 gallons per hour (gph) or 60.94 liters per hour (lph).
    • Best cruise for the Four Winns H190 (2006-) is 27.3 mph (43.9 kph), and the boat gets 4.56 miles per gallon (mpg) or 1.94 kilometers per liter (kpl), giving the boat a cruising range of 140 miles (225.31 kilometers).
    • Tested power is 1 x 220-hp MerCruiser 4.3L Sterndrive.

    Standard and Optional Features


    CD Stereo Standard
    Power Steering Standard
    Shore Power Standard

    Exterior Features

    Carpet: Cockpit Optional
    Swim Ladder Standard
    Swim Platform Standard


    Bimini Top Optional
    Cockpit Cover Optional
    Full Canvas Optional

    Boats More Than 30 Feet

    Oil Change System Optional


    Hull Warranty
    Limited Lifetime
    Deck Warranty
    Limited Lifetime Yes
    Engine Warranty
    Transferable Extendable
    2 years - Mercruiser or Volvo See Engine Mfg. See Engine Mfg.
    Powertrain Warranty
    2 years - Mercruiser or Volvo
    See Engine Mfg.
    See Engine Mfg.
    Gelcoat Warranty
    1 year
    Blistering Warranty
    5 year No
    Accessories Warranty
    2 year non-structural parts and components Yes
    ISO Certification NMMA Certification Other Certification Yes CE - when ordered
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