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


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Brief Summary

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

    Length Overall 17' 5''
    5.33 m
    Beam 7' 7''
    2.34 m
    Dry Weight 2,235 lbs.
    1010 kg
    Tested Weight N/A
    Draft 34''
    86 cm
    - Draft Up N/A
    - Draft Down N/A
    - Air Draft N/A
    Deadrise/Transom 21 deg.
    Max Headroom open
    Bridge Clearance 3' 8''
    1.12 m
    Weight Capacity N/A
    Person Capacity N/A
    Fuel Capacity 24 gal.
    91 L
    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 1 x 135-hp Volvo Penta 3.0 GL
    Tested Power 1 x 135-hp Volvo Penta 3.0GL
    Opt. Power

    Test Results - Change Measurement Unit

    RPM MPH Knots GPH MPG NMPG Stat. Mile NM dBa
    800 3.5 3.0 0.4 8.6 7.5 179 155 69
    1000 4.2 3.6 0.5 8.3 7.2 172 149 69
    1500 5.9 5.1 0.8 7.4 6.4 153 133 75
    2000 7.5 6.5 1.8 4.3 3.7 89 77 82
    2500 10.0 8.7 3.7 2.7 2.4 56 49 86
    3000 22.1 19.2 4.4 5.0 4.4 104 90 85
    3500 28.6 24.9 5.7 5.1 4.4 105 91 88
    4000 33.9 29.4 8.1 4.2 3.7 87 76 91
    4500 39.5 34.3 11.5 3.4 3.0 71 62 97
    5000 42.0 36.5 13.4 3.1 2.7 65 57 98
    800 155 288 5.60 1.51 3.67 69
    1000 149 277 6.80 1.89 3.53 69
    1500 133 246 9.50 3.03 3.14 75
    2000 77 143 12.10 6.81 1.82 82
    2500 49 90 16.10 14.01 1.15 86
    3000 90 167 35.60 16.66 2.13 85
    3500 91 169 46.00 21.58 2.15 88
    4000 76 140 54.60 30.66 1.79 91
    4500 62 114 63.60 43.53 1.46 97
    5000 57 105 67.60 50.72 1.33 98

    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 4.2 sec.
    0 to 30 8.9 sec.
    Ratio 2.18 : 1
    Props 14 1/4 x 21''
    Load 2 persons, 1/3 fuel, no water, min. gear
    Climate 62 deg., 68% humidity., wind: 2 mph; seas: calm

    Four Winns H180 (2008-) Line Drawing


    Captain's Report

    FOUR WINNS H180By Capt. Ron SvobodaSmall in size, big on featuresAt 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 AvailableThe 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 mixerAs 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.

    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.

    Standard and Optional Features


    CD Stereo Standard
    Power Steering Standard
    Shore Power Standard

    Exterior Features

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


    Bimini Top Optional
    Cockpit Cover Optional
    Full Canvas 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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