Nov 22, 2018

Vista 355 Coupe OBFour Winns unveiled the newest addition to its Vista series at the 2018 Fort Lauderdale International Boat Show—the Vista 355 Coupe OB. With inventive sleeping accommodations and design elements dedicated to open arrangement, the Coupe platform will serve and satisfy a variety of boaters.

According to Dave Mayhew of Boat Warehouse in Kingston ON who was in Lauderdale for the launch, the 355 Coupe OB envelopes elegance and grace in every quarter, with an asymmetrical walk-around leading to comfortable sunbathing and scenic panorama. Atop the bow, a large, convertible sun pad nests between high-profile wrap-around bow rails allowing for secure relaxation with a good book or for watching sunsets. In addition, an anchor and a standard windlass with handheld controls permit seamless operation and stability.

Contemporary aft bench seating fitted with deep storage, and a nearby gourmet centre with an optional barbeque, welcomes passengers during social hour. Bi-folding patio doors invite guests into the pilot house with an enclosed, portside media-lounge and contiguous full galley with an electric stove, microwave, and an auxiliary television package. welcomes further conversation and vitality. Beautiful touches like a glass enclosure, large sliding windows, and overhead skylights harmonize the high-class aesthetics. A vinyl-wrapped dash tailored with a high gloss billet aluminum finish and two well placed touch-screens are matched by an oversized, bolstered captain’s seat with rich stitching that continues to elevate the yacht’s overall allure.

Down below, a generous atrium-style salon proposes seascape hull windows and deluxe seating that’ll attract gatherings in the evening. Convertible bedding for two is married with LED lights and lots of storage in the forward stateroom inspire a luxurious ambiance during overnight stays. There is an adjacent washroom with an enclosed shower, full head and vessel sink with Corian surfaces, and controllable A/C.

Boat Warehouse, which is the largest Four Winns dealer in the world, is bringing a sterndrive powered edition of the boat to the Toronto Boat Show for its Canadian debut followed by an appearance at the Montreal show.

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