Four Winns H180 (2008-)
(w/ 1 x 135-hp Volvo Penta 3.0GL)


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The smallest member of the Horizon line of sport runabouts, the 180 is not a stripped down machine, but rather a nicely equipped bow rider with several sporty options that will add to your boating pleasure.

Key Features

  • Meets or exceeds applicable USCG regulations
  • NMMA certification
  • Stable-Vee® hull
  • Walkthrough Windshield
  • Hi-low positioning jumpseats with reversible step surface
  • Ski locker, in floor
  • EntertainmentiPod®/MP3 port
  • SIRIUS satelite stereo system with 6-month subscription
  • Stereo, Sony® AM/FM/CD player
  • Power steering
  • Power trim and tilt
  • Trailer Color-matched to gel coat

Specifications

Four Winns H180 (2008-) Specifications
Length Overall 17' 5''
5.33 m
Dry Weight 2,235 lbs.
1010 kg
Beam 7' 7''
2.34 m
Tested Weight N/A
Draft 34''
86 cm
Fuel Cap 24 gal.
91 L
Deadrise/Transom 21 deg. Water Cap none
Max Headroom open Bridge Clearance 3' 8''
1.12 m
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

Four Winns H180 (2008-) Engine options
Std. Power 1 x 135-hp Volvo Penta 3.0 GL
Tested Power 1 x 135-hp Volvo Penta 3.0GL
Opt. Power

Four Winns H180 (2008-) Line Drawing

Four Winns H180 (2008-) Photo Gallery

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The Four Winns H180 with wakeboard tower.

Bow Seating & Walkthru

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Helm Features

In-floor Ski Locker

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SunSport Seating

Swim Platform

Four Winns H180 (2008-) Captain's Report

FOUR WINNS H180

By Capt. Ron Svoboda

Small in size, big on features

At a very modest 17 feet, 7 inches long and a mere 7 feet, 7 inches wide the Horizon 180 comes surprisingly well equipped. Not so much in sheer number of features, but in the attention to details in upholstery and the high quality hardware. For example, on the companion side of the helm, a locking glove box houses a Sony CD stereo equipped with an MP3 hook-up and Sirius satellite radio.

More importantly, a jumbo sized swim platform is at the back and comes with a heavy duty boarding ladder. (One of the best ladders I’ve seen on a pocket boat). There is also a tubular aluminum wakeboard tower and a set of racks, one on each side. Of course these items are not standard on the boat, but the upgrade will be well worth it.

Other item that you don’t usually see on a 17-footer is sporty and well-equipped helm. The 180’s helm shows clean, simple styling with a centralized pod displaying white faced gauges with polished bezels. A deluxe, tilt wheel and swivel bucket seat are comfortably slung low behind a three-piece, and wraparound windshield give you protected driving position. Between the two front seats, in the sole of the cockpit, is a carpet lined ski locker. There is also a generous windshield pass through door, which really helps to ease movement about the cockpit.

Some Choices Available

The bow and aft cockpit seating are typical for a boat of this size. Nothing too fancy, but you can get the transom seating two different ways. The Standard version comes with a molded engine box and two opposing seats but no sun pad. I preferred the Sunsport format, which is an aft bench (one more seat.) Plus, it has a beam width transom sun pad that, you guessed it, can handle people over seven feet.

The manually operated engine hatch/sun pad is supported by gas struts for ease of operation. Lifting it you’ll find two, organized storage areas. One port, one starboard. You can stash tons of gear in these compartments and still have adequate room to check on the engine and drive fluids. Up front, bow seating is V-shaped with room for two adults or three kids. Three vertical pads are situated between a pair of grab handles offering safety and some comfort.

190 Horsepower soup mixer

As for how the 180 performed, I can’t judge. Our test day was rough. Thirty -plus winds made for soupy waters, which just isn’t right, especially for the short stunted Horizon. Despite that, we clocked in a top speed of 42 mph and calculated a cruise speed of 28.6 mph. Not bad for a little boat to run in the slop, not to mention we had the smaller of the two engine available. We tested with the 135 horsepower unit, but you can order the boat with a 190 horsepower version. Cool.

Four Winns H180 (2008-) Test Result Highlights

  • Top speed for the Four Winns H180 (2008-) is 42.0 mph (67.6 kph), burning 13.4 gallons per hour (gph) or 50.72 liters per hour (lph).

  • Best cruise for the Four Winns H180 (2008-) is 28.6 mph (46 kph), and the boat gets 5.06 miles per gallon (mpg) or 2.15 kilometers per liter (kpl), giving the boat a cruising range of 105 miles (168.98 kilometers).

  • Tested power is 1 x 135-hp Volvo Penta 3.0GL.
For complete test results including fuel consumption, range and sound levels
go to our Test Results section.


Standard and Optional Equipment

Four Winns H180 (2008-) Standard and Optional Equipment
Systems
CD Stereo Standard
Power Steering Standard
Trailer Standard
Exterior Features
Carpet: Cockpit Standard Snap-in
Outlet: 12-Volt Acc Standard
Swim Ladder Standard
Swim Platform Standard
Tower: Watersports Optional
Canvas
Bimini Top Optional
Cockpit Cover Optional
Full Canvas Optional

Standard = Standard Optional = Optional

Four Winns H180 (2008-) Warranty

Four Winns H180 (2008-) Warranty Information
Warranties change from time to time. While BoatTEST.com has tried to ensure the most up-to-date warranty offered by each builder, it does not guarantee the accuracies of the information presented below. Please check with the boat builder or your local dealer before you buy any boat.
Hull Warranty
Years Limited Lifetime
Transferable Yes
Deck Warranty
Years Limited Lifetime
Transferable Yes
Engine Warranty
Years 2 years - Mercruiser or Volvo
Transferable See Engine Mfg.
Extendable See Engine Mfg.
Powertrain Warranty
Years 2 years - MerCruiser or Volvo
Transferable See Engine Mfg.
Extendable See Engine Mfg.
Gelcoat Warranty
Years 1 year
Transferable Yes
Blistering Warranty
Years 5 year
Transferable No
Accessories Warranty
Years 2 year non-structural parts and components
Transferable Yes
Certifications
NMMA Certification Yes
Other Certification CE - when ordered

Four Winns H180 (2008-) Price

Four Winns H180 (2008-) Price
Pricing Range $17,520.00
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.


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