By Chris Kourtakis
Boat Test #1664
Over the past several decades, Four Winns boats has been a household name in the marine industry productizing countless top-quality boats with models and layouts that are second to none. The all new 355 Coupe OB is just another example of how Four Winns knows their customers and provides the right product, at the right time, for the right price at a level of quality that the end user expects and deserves.
No matter what angle you view the V355, her lines are distinctive and sporty. The walk around provides easy access to the large sunbathing mecca on the bow. The large glass windshield and hardtop are sleek and integrated into the overall hull design. The aft is easily accessible and hosts a contemporary aft bench seat that can face either forward or back. The bi-folding doors provide easy access to the galley and topside cabin area.
The helm is clean, functional, and well laid out. The twin displays monitor the ship’s systems, your GPS and radar. The optional joystick docking is located to the left of the wheel which is great if you want to turn around and see the back of the boat when docking. The stainless-steel lighted aircraft style switches are just in front of the tilt wheel and are to access and clearly labeled. The trim tabs switches are just above the throttles to the right of the wheel. The flip up bolstered helm chair slides easily for access and the ergo footrest is a touch of class that I would expect from Four Winns.
Forward of the cabin you will find the stairs the lead to the full-beam master suite with seascape hull windows and a king-sized mattress. The forward stateroom with convertible bedding for two illustrates the limitless potential that Four Winns has to offer. The head is spacious with a separate shower stall.
With a cruising speed around 33 mph at 5,000 rpms and a top speed of 37 mph at just over 6,300 rpms, the twin 350 Mercury Verados perform exactly how we would expect. The performance and handling is what you would expect from a Four Winns hull designed boat; agile, quick and easy to steer.
The V355 is a single level express cruiser that will make any day on the water perfect. From bow to stern Four Winns has thought of everything to make this is the perfect mid 30’s cruiser.
Specifications LOA w/ extended swim platform: 39’ / 11.9 m Beam: 11’ 6” / 3.5 m Draft down: 3’ 5” / 1 m Water capacity: 44 gal / 167 L Fuel capacity: 200 gal / 757 L Max HP: 700 HP / 522 kW Engines: Twin Mercury Verados MSRP: $427,692 USD For more information:www.fourwinns.com