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Four Winns H220SS (2008-)
(w/ 1 x 320-hp MerCruiser 6.2 MPI)

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Brief Summary

The H220 offers big boat performance. Four Winns has incorporated high comfort, modern style, and practical features throughout the design of this boat.

Key Features

  • Docking Lights
  • Graphics package
  • Meets or exceeds applicable USCG regulations
  • NMMA certification
  • Stable-Vee® hull
  • Integrated Swim platform
  • Windshield with walk-thru
  • Trailer Color-matched to gelcoat
  • SIRIUS satellite stereo system with 6-month subscription
  • Stereo, Sony® AM/FM/CD player
  • Cooler, removable, 36-quart
  • Exhaust, thru-side, Quick & Quiet
  • Power trim and tilt
  • Specifications

    Length Overall 22' 0''
    Beam 8' 6''
    Dry Weight 3,750 lbs.
    Tested Weight N/A
    Draft N/A
    - Draft Up N/A
    - Draft Down N/A
    - Air Draft N/A
    Deadrise/Transom 19 deg.
    Max Headroom open
    Bridge Clearance N/A
    Weight Capacity N/A
    Person Capacity N/A
    Fuel Capacity 50 gal.
    Water Capacity N/A
    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 320-hp MerCruiser 6.2 MPI
    Opt. Power Not Available

    Test Results - Change Measurement Unit

    RPM MPH Knots GPH MPG NMPG Stat. Mile NM dBa
    600 3.5 3.0 1.2 3.0 2.6 135 118 69
    1000 4.8 4.2 1.8 2.6 2.2 118 103 73
    1500 6.3 5.5 2.9 2.2 1.9 98 85 81
    2000 9.6 8.3 4.9 2.0 1.7 88 77 81
    2500 23.6 20.5 6.3 3.7 3.3 168 146 87
    3000 33.0 28.7 9.1 3.6 3.2 164 142 87
    3500 37.8 32.9 11.8 3.2 2.8 144 125 88
    4000 43.2 37.6 15.9 2.7 2.4 123 107 90
    4500 48.1 41.8 20.6 2.3 2.0 105 92 92
    4600 49.3 42.9 22.2 2.2 1.9 100 87 93
    600 118 217 5.60 4.54 1.28 69
    1000 103 190 7.70 6.81 1.12 73
    1500 85 158 10.10 10.98 0.93 81
    2000 77 142 15.40 18.55 0.83 81
    2500 146 270 38.00 23.85 1.59 87
    3000 142 264 53.10 34.45 1.55 87
    3500 125 232 60.80 44.67 1.36 88
    4000 107 198 69.50 60.19 1.16 90
    4500 92 169 77.40 77.98 0.99 92
    4600 87 161 79.30 84.04 0.94 93

    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 6.5 sec.
    Ratio 1.65 : 1
    Props Not Available
    Load 2 persons, 1/3 fuel, no water, no gear
    Climate 80 deg., 50% humid, winds: 15 mph; seas: light chop

    Four Winns H220SS (2008-) Line Drawing


    Captain's Report

    The Four Winns H 220 SSBy Captain Tom ShacklefordTalk about your boating vacations! Who in their right mind would bring not only their latest boat models to Sanibel Island, Florida but the COMPETITIONs comparable vessels as well for a little side-by-side look see?Well, that would be the ingenious minds of Cadillac, Michigan based boat manufacturer, Four Winns. You can talk about the differences from boat builder to boat builder, but when you can actually see and feel the differences it makes quite an impact. It will make the biggest impact on sales when that confidence of product knowledge shines through. It’s a lot like when Four Winns invites their dealers and existing customers in their home state together at the test facility in Cadillac, and then apply the resulting feedback into the next year’s models.Forward FeaturesLike the features that stand out on the H220 SS bowrider. It starts with the telescoping stainless steel four step swim ladder. It’s housed in the anchor locker, folding outward and down. The lid to the anchor locker is coated in non-skid for traction when boarding, and a Velcro strap keeps the ladder from deploying when not in use such as while anchoring. Speaking of the anchor locker, molded yokes for a Danforth are standard and keep the anchor in place and yet readily available. In cooperation with the bow swim ladder a non-skid anchor locker lid is concealed under the forward most bow seat cushion (when it is unsnapped and removed) an additional non-skid surface to step down to the sole.There are two stainless steel handrails up front that are longer than the typical single hand-sized rails that you have to aim for. They are about two-thirds of the length of the bow gunwales, recessed nicely and that may pay off in a choppy seaway one day. That forward most seat mentioned earlier has a thick padded backrest for aft viewing while towing a skier. Here are also located two stainless steel cup holders as well as two Sony stereo speakers. Padded backrests along the gunwales incorporate cubby holes for stashing simple items along with a couple of more cup holders.Cockpit SeatingBench seating folds out from the centerline on hinges to access the carpeted stowage below them. The padded backrests in front of both the operator and front passenger in the bow area lift up and forward to reveal additional cavernous storage space. This storage on the starboard side has a small wastebasket. Each side is carpeted down to the bottom of the hull. Clearly, everybody gets some personal storage room. Carpeting runs the length of the sole stem to stern and can be unsnapped for removal while cleaning the craft. A very low profile smoked glass windshield adds to the 220 SS’s sportboat style. Creating a division between bow and cockpit in concert with the windshield are two acrylic French door style panels held closed together with a stainless steel clip and simply snap in place flush against the bulkhead when not in use.Comfort at the ControlsInstrumentation at the helm station from left to right includes a Ritchie liquid compass. That is a neat feature that will not go unnoticed by experienced boaters. I like it because a quick glance offers the old “N”, “E”, “S” and of course “W”. Look, you’re not going to be crossing Gulfs or oceans in this boat. Analog course plotting is all that is really necessary. Next to the compass is the tachometer; the speedo (in line of sight above the wheel); a four way gauge showing: fuel level, voltage, oil pressure and water temperature; trim indicator and finally, a depthfinder. It is hard to call the steering wheel “standard” but the design is similar to those found on other Four Winns’ H models. A sporty almost Formula One look and feel is accented by a center hub secured to the steering column with counter sunken heads. Three machined stainless steel spokes ray out from the center to the vinyl padded wheel itself. A tab just below the wheel can be depressed to tilt the wheel up (trucker style) or down like an F1 driver. Along either side of the wheel are the panel switches, and to the port side of the wheel is a cubby. Recessed deeply, it offers plenty of coverage for the wallet and keys, but guess what else it has? There is a port for the Mp3 or ipod player you might bring along and a single 12-volt outlet. To the right of the wheel is that Sony stereo receiver we spoke of earlier, and Sirius Satellite enrollment is standard with purchase.Bolster SeatsBoth bolster seats for the operator and front passenger are very plush with a solid feel. They slide forward and back as well as pivot by depressing levers at the base of each seat. Low to the sole along the gunwales of these two seats are cup holders. Pretty well thought out considering a seaway that might lead to spillage – it won’t have far to go and it won’t be on you. The dash and glove box is on the port side and padded for the knees, I suppose. There is a handrail here below the “glove box” that is actually a cooler. Room enough for a handful of drink cans and the ice needed to keep them cool, it drains via a through hull over the port side of the hull.Padding in the cockpit area extends the length of the gunwales and down to the sole at the gunwale’s base. Additional stainless handrails are along the gunwales both port and starboard. If there is a feature a little lacking back here, it is the cubby holes found to have brushed stainless cup holders, but no real cubby storage to speak of. There is no space created for small items here. There are two more Sony stereo speakers to round out the tunes for passengers.Relaxing FeaturesThere is a U-shaped bench seating area across the stern. The seat padding along the port side lifts to reveal a 36 quart Igloo cooler and under the starboard seat cushion is found an uncarpeted storage area. The middle seat cushions (seat and back) on the bench seat are notably different than the others in that they are removable, exposing a non-skid surface that is aligned with another non-skid running across the motor cowling between the sun pads. A safe pathway is now created to or from the swim platform.The H220 SS has two sun pads incorporated into the motor cowling in a fore and aft configuration. These are created by lifting the backrests of the aft seats immediately to the port and starboard of that center non skid step allowing the supports to rest on the bench seat cushions. Kind of a throw back to the old fold out bench seats of retro boating.As the hull sweeps back toward the swim platform on both the port and starboard side you see two more deep storage lockers that are rectangular atop the hull that are hinged opening stern to forward and can be secured with 90 degree twist locks. That brings us to the swim platform that has a tow clip at its base which is rubber matted as mentioned earlier for the 220 SS version. A swim ladder is standard fare for the Four Winns H editions in that it is a tri-fold style with four very wide steps, and stores flush at the deck when not used.The Power PlantThe well balanced motor cowling has a 90-degree flush fitting lock and is opened by two hydraulic brushed stainless steel lifts effortlessly. Hush core insulation is two fold in its application : noise suppression and not transferring heat to the bench seats. When opened, there is the MerCruiser 6.2 L MPI 320 HP engine with plenty of room to service the engine from the forward and from the sides. Routine maintenance will be no problem before leaving the dock with this configuration. An acrylic dashboard separates the engine from a smaller storage bin hidden under the cowling.The hull is crowned with a ski arch that in this case is a fixed affair although it could be removed for transportation of great distances. There is a tow pedestal at the apex and Four Winns offers optional board racks for purchase.Specs and SpeedThe Four Winns H 220 SS measures 22’ even with a beam of 8’ 6”. A notable fuel capacity of 50 gallons and deadrise of 19 degrees. The boat and engine weigh in at approximately 3,750 to 3,800 pounds. And with the outdrive down the draft is 33 inches. With the Bravo III transmission and its gear reduction of 1.65:1 the 220 SS had an average time to plane of 3.72 seconds tying in nicely with the 6.5 seconds from 0 to 30 MPH. Best economy under way during an 80 degree day with 15 knot winds and a light chop was at 3000 RPM running 25 MPH (22 knots). The load on board was 2 people and 1/3 tank of fuel. This provided us with a burn rate of 9.1 GPH coinciding with 2.79 MPG (2.42 NMPG) and a range of 209 nautical miles. Noise level at 3000 RPM was 87 dB.

    Test Result Highlights

    • Top speed for the Four Winns H220SS (2008-) is 49.3 mph (79.3 kph), burning 22.2 gallons per hour (gph) or 84.03 liters per hour (lph).
    • Best cruise for the Four Winns H220SS (2008-) is 33.0 mph (53.1 kph), and the boat gets 3.64 miles per gallon (mpg) or 1.55 kilometers per liter (kpl), giving the boat a cruising range of 164 miles (263.93 kilometers).
    • Tested power is 1 x 320-hp MerCruiser 6.2 MPI.

    Standard and Optional Features


    CD Stereo Standard
    Power Steering Standard
    Shore Power Standard

    Exterior Features

    Carpet: Cockpit Standard
    Hardtop Standard
    Outlet: 12-Volt Acc Standard
    Swim Ladder Standard
    Swim Platform Standard
    Tower: Watersports Optional


    Bimini Top Standard
    Cockpit Cover Standard


    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 Yes
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