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Four Winns V318
(w/ 2 x 280-hp Volvo Penta 5.7 GI gas sterndrive)


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Brief Summary

The new V318 is a smaller, more affordable, and more manageable version of the popular V348. It offers top-quality amenities, accommodates four overnight, and delivers impressive performance.

Key Features

  • Skid-resistant swim platform
  • Walk-thru windshield
  • Full Instrumentation
  • Clarion AM/FM/CD stereo
  • 6'2'' cabin height
  • Forward berth with privacy curtain
  • Galley features woodgrain cabinetry, refrigerator, 2-burner stove, and trash receptacle
  • Head complete with fiberglass enclosed stand-up head and vanity mirror
  • Specifications

    Length Overall 33' 0''
    Beam 10' 9''
    Dry Weight 11,200 lbs.
    Tested Weight N/A
    Draft 26''
    - Draft Up N/A
    - Draft Down N/A
    - Air Draft N/A
    Deadrise/Transom 19 deg.
    Max Headroom 6'5''
    Bridge Clearance 10' 6''
    Weight Capacity N/A
    Person Capacity N/A
    Fuel Capacity 170 gal.
    Water Capacity 35 gal.
    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 225-hp Volvo Penta 4.3 Gxi
    Tested Power 2 x 280-hp Volvo Penta 5.7 GI gas sterndrive
    Opt. Power Not Available

    Test Results - Change Measurement Unit

    RPM MPH Knots GPH MPG NMPG Stat. Mile NM dBa
    600 3.7 3.2 1.5 2.4 2.1 372 324 65
    1000 5.3 4.6 2.0 2.7 2.3 405 353 69
    1500 8.1 7.0 3.4 2.4 2.1 362 315 71
    2000 9.8 8.5 7.3 1.3 1.2 205 179 78
    2500 13.8 12.0 12.4 1.1 1.0 170 148 84
    3000 24.7 21.4 15.6 1.6 1.4 242 210 81
    3500 31.0 27.0 18.5 1.7 1.5 256 223 83
    4000 38.8 31.1 21.1 1.7 1.5 260 226 85
    4500 42.0 36.5 32.0 1.3 1.1 201 175 88
    5100 45.5 39.5 46.7 1.0 0.9 149 129 94
    600 324 599 6.00 5.68 1.03 65
    1000 353 652 8.50 7.57 1.13 69
    1500 315 583 13.00 12.87 1.01 71
    2000 179 330 15.80 27.63 0.57 78
    2500 148 274 22.20 46.94 0.47 84
    3000 210 389 39.80 59.05 0.67 81
    3500 223 412 49.90 70.03 0.71 83
    4000 226 418 62.40 79.87 0.72 85
    4500 175 323 67.60 121.13 0.56 88
    5100 129 240 73.20 176.78 0.41 94

    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 4.9 sec.
    0 to 30 8.4 sec.
    Ratio 1.95 : 1
    Props F4 stainless steel
    Load 2 persons, 3/8 fuel, no water, min. gear
    Climate 82 deg., 37% humid.; wind: 10 mph; seas: minimal chop

    Four Winns V318 Line Drawing


    Captain's Report

    A Smaller Version of a Popular Design The demands for a smaller version of Four Winns’ popular V348 has driven the company to produce its sister yacht, the V318. Four Winns has taken pains to design as many of the comforts of the 348 in a smaller, more affordable, and more manageable version. Bow FeaturesThe bow of the V318 is protected by welded one-piece rails and a molded-in toe rail to keep your feet inside when walking along the rails. Three large hatches allow lots of light and air into the cabin below. Our test boat had an optional anchoring system in the bow under a cover that includes a stainless windlass system. Three large steps and a protective rail get you safely past the walkthrough windshield going forward from the cockpit.Helm and Cockpit LayoutThe helm station rivals its big sister as well. This split bench seat has a bolster and manual slide bench on the driver’s side. The stereo remote control is located to the left of the wheel and Faria fog-free analog gauges monitor all critical engine systems. The stainless steel tilt wheel has wood grain accents for a touch of class, and there is a 12vdc plug for portable gear or to charge your cell phone. You get plenty of space for adding optional electronics like GPS and a VHF radio, which every boat should have now.Topside seating includes the double helm seat, a port side lounger for two or three to join you as well as a large U-shaped lounger at the stern. You can add a filler cushion to this seating area to form a large sun pad, or a table to serve up the snacks at anchor. Speaking of serving snacks, this one also has the refreshment center with a countertop for preparing the meals, a sink for washing up and an icemaker or refrigerator. Connections for power will allow you to even spin up some frozen beverages to everyone’s enjoyment.Engine FeaturesAn electric engine hatch makes getting to the power plants for pre-launch checks a snap. Even with the twin Volvo 5.7L engines, I had plenty of room to move around checking out the critical points. This boat had an optional 5kw generator so you can still enjoy the air conditioning and keep the refrigerators chilled out away from the docks.Swim PlatformThe stern platform on our boat also had the optional flex teak system that made it look even more elegant. The corners of the platform are rounded with the hull which shortened the platform where most step aboard from a dock, but a side grab handle would make it just as comfortable to do so with this configuration. A scissor ladder under cover reaches deep into the water for simple boarding without assistance. All shore cords snake over and enter a hatch on the stern for organized connections. Dock lines and fenders can be stored in a locker across the stern.Into the CabinStepping back topside and going down the cabin entry steps, you have the same space-saving entry steps of the 348. These steps turn to starboard, rather than stretching into the cabin eating up valuable space. The couch is to port and has a space-saver table with drop leafs. Forward is a V-berth large enough for two adults to stretch out. Under the mattress dedicated space for the table. I found the shocks to be somewhat weak and made putting the table in here a two person job. Making our way aft is a wraparound bench seating area which converts into another mid-cabin sleeping space. Compact and Functional GalleyThe galley is on the port side and includes all the amenities you need to cook underway for a weekend. It has a coffee maker, microwave, and flat screen pivoting TV above a counter with sink and two-burner cooktop. Below is a small refrigerator/freezer and storage. The head compartment has room to stand and shower, a toilet and vanity with port for fresh air and light.Specs and PerformanceThe new V318 measures 33’0” length overall with a beam width of 10’9”. She weighs 10,920 lbs. to 11,200 lbs. with engines and needs about 38” of water under her hull for safe passage. Fuel capacity is 170 gallons for a great weekend aboard. We tested the V318 on an inland lake with two people aboard and found she was on plane in just 4.9 seconds and up to 30 mph in just 8.4 seconds. Her most economical cruise speed was at 3500 rpm traveling and 31 mph for a full tank range of 256 miles. She topped out at 45.5 mph and handled smoothly throughout the rpm range, taking turns with grace and comfort.If you liked what you saw in the V348, but wanted a more manageable cruiser for your style of boating, the 318 is a great choice to consider. It has the amenities, the style and the performance you demand in a smaller package.

    Test Result Highlights

    • Top speed for the Four Winns V318 is 45.5 mph (73.2 kph), burning 46.7 gallons per hour (gph) or 176.76 liters per hour (lph).
    • Best cruise for the Four Winns V318 is 31.0 mph (49.9 kph), and the boat gets 1.68 miles per gallon (mpg) or 0.71 kilometers per liter (kpl), giving the boat a cruising range of 256 miles (411.99 kilometers).
    • Tested power is 2 x 280-hp Volvo Penta 5.7 GI gas sterndrive.

    Standard and Optional Features

    Marine Electronics

    GPS/Chart Optional
    Radar Optional
    VHF Radio Optional


    Air Cond./Heat Standard
    Battery Charger/Converter Standard
    CD Stereo Standard
    Head: Fixed Standard
    Power Steering Standard
    Shore Power Standard
    Trim Tabs Standard
    TV/DVD Standard
    Water Heater Standard


    Coffeemaker Standard
    Icemaker Standard
    Microwave Standard
    Refrigerator Standard
    Stove Standard

    Exterior Features

    Carpet: Cockpit Standard
    Outlet: 12-Volt Acc Standard
    Swim Ladder Standard
    Swim Platform Standard
    Transom Door Standard
    Transom Shower Standard
    Wet bar Standard


    Bimini Top Standard
    Camper Back Optional
    Cockpit Cover Optional

    Boats More Than 30 Feet

    Generator Optional
    Oil Change System Standard
    Vacuum 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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