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Four Winns F224 (2008-)
(w/ 1 x 270-hp Volvo Penta 5.0GXi)


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Brief Summary

The Funship is a family deckboat that delivers functionality, generous cockpit space, entertaining amenities and good performance. Powering this sportboat is no less than 9 different engine and drive packages to choose from.

Key Features

  • NMMA certification
  • Shower, forward & aft
  • Swim platform, aft, extended
  • Walk-thru storage, transom
  • Cooler, removable, 36-quart
  • Head, enclosed with porta-potti
  • Refreshment center
  • In-floor ski locker
  • Depth sounder with shallow water alarm
  • iPod®/MP3 port
  • SIRIUS satellite stereo system with 6-month subscription
  • Specifications

    Length Overall 23' 8''
    Beam 8' 6''
    Dry Weight 4,110 lbs.
    Tested Weight N/A
    Draft 31''
    - Draft Up N/A
    - Draft Down N/A
    - Air Draft N/A
    Deadrise/Transom 17 deg.
    Max Headroom open
    Bridge Clearance 4' 6''
    Weight Capacity N/A
    Person Capacity N/A
    Fuel Capacity 50 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 270-hp Volvo Penta 5.0GXi
    Opt. Power Not Available

    Test Results - Change Measurement Unit

    RPM MPH Knots GPH MPG NMPG Stat. Mile NM dBa
    600 3.4 2.9 0.8 4.5 3.9 201 175 61
    1000 6.8 5.9 1.1 6.1 5.3 276 240 65
    1500 8.2 7.1 2.1 4.0 3.5 180 157 69
    2000 11.9 10.3 4.1 2.9 2.6 132 115 78
    2500 16.4 14.3 4.9 3.4 2.9 152 132 82
    3000 27.0 23.5 6.8 4.0 3.5 179 155 81
    3500 33.8 29.3 10.6 3.2 2.8 143 125 84
    4000 37.7 32.8 13.1 2.9 2.5 130 113 86
    4500 44.2 38.4 18.5 2.4 2.1 107 93 95
    4800 46.5 40.4 19.1 2.4 2.1 110 96 98
    600 175 323 5.50 3.03 1.90 61
    1000 240 444 10.90 4.16 2.61 65
    1500 157 290 13.20 7.95 1.70 69
    2000 115 212 19.20 15.52 1.25 78
    2500 132 245 26.40 18.55 1.44 82
    3000 155 288 43.50 25.74 1.69 81
    3500 125 230 54.40 40.13 1.35 84
    4000 113 209 60.70 49.59 1.22 86
    4500 93 172 71.10 70.03 1.02 95
    4800 96 177 74.80 72.30 1.04 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.

    Acceleration Times & Test Conditions

    Time To Plane 3.0 sec.
    0 to 30 6.2 sec.
    Ratio Not Available
    Props Not Available
    Load Load: 2 person, Fuel: 1/2 full, Water: none, Gear: minimal
    Climate Temp: 65 deg., Humid: 50%, Wind: none, Seas: calm

    Four Winns F224 (2008-) Line Drawing


    Captain's Report

    FOUR WINNS F224By Capt. Ron SvobodaAttention Getting FunThe Four Winns Funship. Kind of a funny name, except maybe for Disney. But after a perfect weather day of testing on the 224, the funny name worked for me. At 23 feet, 8 inches in overall length and 8 feet 6 inches at the beam, the Funship supplies spacious comfort for family and friends. She not a bad looker either with form following function. What got my attention were the bow and the stern. Starting at the back the extended, bolt on swim platform is huge with two recessed lockers: one for the boarding ladder and the other for just wet stuff. An aft facing seat gives room for up to three people to watch the water play. Within easy reach of the seat is a transom shower and a stereo remote.Jumping to the front, the bow has its own swim platform, and a larger than expected one too. Room enough for three; well maybe two comfortably. A hatch in the platform hides a telescoping ladder for beach goers. There is also a second shower here, to wash the sand off before getting on board.Wraparound bow seating offers good padding for backs and bottoms while one cushion covers a built-in self draining cooler. The other cushions reveal carpet lined storage compartments. Capping off the bow’s refreshment options are a removable, side mount snack table, an on-demand fresh water sink and useful trash receptacle.Cockpit Layout and SeatingThe cockpit seating is a u-shaped lounge with a second snack table. A well designed transom walkthrough is integrated into the starboard side seating. On the port side, is a custom compartment for a removable, insulated cooler just under the side cushion. Forward, is a head compartment featuring a full fiberglass liner with port-side vent and overhead lighting. A porta-potti comes standard on the boat and a pump-out toilet option is available. To starboard, the Funship’s helm gets the same quality treatments as other Four Winns boats. Hand-stitched vinyl dash,elegant retro steering wheel with tilt adjust, and white faced analog gauges to name a few. There is even a small nook to accommodate and plug in your iPod or MP3 player into the Sony stereo system.Plenty of Power to Choose FromPowering this ship is no less than 9 different engine and drive packages to choose from. So no matter how you plan on running the boat, you should be able to find the right combination. That why the Funship is just that, a family deck boat that delivers functionality, generous cockpit space, entertaining amenities and good performance. Not to mention attractive styling and the quality hardware.

    Test Result Highlights

    • Top speed for the Four Winns F224 (2008-) is 46.5 mph (74.8 kph), burning 19.1 gallons per hour (gph) or 72.29 liters per hour (lph).
    • Best cruise for the Four Winns F224 (2008-) is 33.8 mph (54.4 kph), and the boat gets 3.18 miles per gallon (mpg) or 1.35 kilometers per liter (kpl), giving the boat a cruising range of 143 miles (230.14 kilometers).
    • Tested power is 1 x 270-hp Volvo Penta 5.0GXi.

    Standard and Optional Features


    CD Stereo Standard
    Power Steering Standard
    Shore Power Standard

    Exterior Features

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


    Bimini Top Standard
    Camper Back Optional
    Cockpit Cover 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 Yes
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