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Four Winns 288 VISTA sea RAY chaparral CRUISER yacht REGAL cobalt NO RESERVE

2004 Four Winns 288 Vista

  • Condition: Used
  • Make: Four Winns
  • Model: 288 Vista
  • Type: Cruiser
  • Year: 2004
  • Location: Cape Coral, Florida, United States


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All used boats are soldAS IS,with the exception of late model boats that still have a factory warranty. If we sell a late model used boat with a warranty, we will transfer all warranties to the winner of the auction. Our company checks all engines or out~board motor's for compression and run ability. If anything is needed when a boat comes in, we do it. We make sure all boats are in good running order. Some may need a little TLC and some may be in A-1 Pristine condition! If they have power we make sure the power is ready to go! If it needs a tune up, we do it. If it needs a belt, we put it on.Please read carefully about each individual used boat. We cannot be heldaccountable for every light bulb, switch, or pump that may be good or bad on all used boats.Also, please note that any trailers that come with the boats are also sold AS IS. If a trailer needs tires, hubs, lights or anything else you will need to do the necessary repairs to make the trailer road worthy. On a good note most trailers are in over~all good condition.IF THIS IS A NO RESERVE AUCTION WE DO NOT DO ANYTHING BUT SELL THE BOAT IN THE SAID CONDITION OF THE EBAY LISTING. PLEASE LOOK OVER EACH BOAT TO SEE WHAT CATEGORY IT FALLS INTO.
ALL BOAT SALES WILL INCLUDE A$395ADMININSTRATIVE FEE THAT WILL BE ADDED TO EACH BILL OF SALE. THIS FEE COVERS TITLE PAPERWORK AND OVERHEAD EXPENSES. IF YOU ARE BIDDING PLEASE REMEMBER THIS FEE WILL BE ADDED TO YOUR FINAL PURCHASE PRICE OF THE VESSEL. NO OTHER HIDDEN FEES WILL BE APPLIED EXCEPT SALES TAX TO FLORIDA STATE RESIDENTS.A note to all winning bidders!! Please know that all boats won on the day of auction have30 daysof free gated OUTSIDE storage in a locked and facilitaed area with video surveillance. If you need to or would like to store the boat here after the first month, each additional month will be$250.00dollars made payable to theBackwater Marine.Any boat that is over 30ft. Long will pay$400.00per month due to limitedspace on large vessels plus $15 per ft for blocking and unblocking. If the boat you are bidding on is 35ft. or larger you may have a wet slip at 15.00 per foot plus electric. On average a wet slip at the beautiful marina at Cape Harbour is around 500.00 to 600.00 per month if needed.We have a full service marina that offers everything from.......* BOAT CANVAS and UPHOLSTERY to....* FULL COMPUTER DIAGNOSTIC and ENGINE REPAIR....* VESSEL SHRINK WRAPPING....* GEL-COAT and FIBERGLASS REPAIR....* WED SAND and BOAT DETAILING....* CUSTOM T-TOP'S BIMINI'S and HARD TOPS....* NEW and USED TRAILER SALES....* BOAT GRAPHICS and CUSTOMIZED LETTERING....* CROSS COUNTRY SHIPPING & EXPORTING* AND MUCH MUCH MORE.....PLEASE ASK US ABOUT ANY SERVICE YOU MAY NEED OR WANT AFTER THE PURCHASE OF YOUR BOAT!!!!VESSEL FINANCING PLEASE CALL.. JUNIOR BATES at..INTERCOASTAL FINANCE GROUP-(772)-559-1562
Backwater Marine & Yacht Brokerage Inc.18931 State Rd. 31North Fort Myers, Fl. 33917
Call Micky Franklin Jr @ (239)-872-6270 or Kyle J. Davis @ (239)-789-8777



You are bidding on a 2004 Four Winns 288 Vista powered by twin Volvo Penta 5.0 Gi Engines with 552 hours of use. This unit comes loaded with a lot of upgrades, you will see in the pictures like 5,000.00 in custom Isen-Glass enclosure camper canvas, newer Raymarine electronics & auto-pilot just to name a few.... Please see our attached NADA sheet for pricing & options. As beautiful as this trailerable pocket cruiser is cosmetically, she needs a major service to both engines to make her ready for her next adventure. The service will require a full B Service which is Oils, Filters, Impeller/Pumps, ext. Risers & Manifolds are also due, & new shift cables for both engines. Please call Micky at 239-872-6270 for all the details.

Here is a review done by Boating Magazine on the same boat, for an outside professional source to help get a feel for this 288


Four Winns 288: Freedom Fighter

No letup. No letdown.

By Pete McDonald

Little things aboard the new Four Winns 288 Vista add up to a lot. Start with something simple like the vinyl upholstery. Most vinyl on today's cruisers feels plush and is easy to clean. But Four Winns' Aquaflex vinyl has a synthetic cross-stitch backing that makes it more tear- and puncture-resistant, so you needn't worry about errant salad forks. Then look at how the removable cooler under the cockpit sink slides out on aluminum tracks, making it easy to access and stow. Plus, you don't have to unhinge any joints or remove any cushions from the transom bench to operate the electric engine hatch. That's actually a big deal. Think about it: You won't have to disassemble your cockpit every time you check the oil. Sweet, and something many competitors ignore. The 288 Vista is first and foremost an entertainment platform-whether for you and your closest friends on a day cruise, or for you and your significant other over a weekend-so the little amenities do add up. They contribute to less hassle, which leads to more freedom so you enjoy being on the water more. And that's the whole point of buying a cruiser, right?

NO GUTS, NO GLORY. But don't think Four Winns got lost in the details. The 288 Vista was designed to stay together over the long haul. Open that electric hatch and look how the engine is mounted. The 288 Vista's powerplants are set on aluminum mounts that are bolted to the stringers. This isn't unusual in this class, but Four Winns goes a step beyond by adding an aluminum saddle between the two engines. This holds the engines securely in place so they don't move up and down or side to side. Why is this important? Not only do engines vibrate from their own power, they are also subject to the same forces that make you lean in a turn. The motors are aligned with the drives to tolerances of 1/1000". Securing them with a saddle better keeps them in line with the drives over the life of your boat.

Another durable component aboard the 288 Vista is the standard aluminum radar arch. Aluminum withstands stress better than the fiberglass arches found on such competitors as the Sea Ray 280 Sundancer ($116,881 with twin 260-hp MerCruiser 5.0L MPI Bravo Three gasoline stern drives). That means the 288 Vista's arch is less likely to crack-a benefit that will show if you keep the boat over the long term. Sea Ray and Four Winns both use high-quality construction techniques that include cored decks and hullsides. Four Winns cores the 288 Vista with balsa, adding strength at a lighter weight. Balsa also has excellent sound- deadening and thermal-insulating properties.

COMMAND PERFORMANCE. Although I did exceed 46 mph during the 288 Vista's sea trials, top end is not the barometer by which to judge a cruiser. It's more important to look at how comfortable it is at midrange speeds. I took the 288 Vista outside the inlet into rolling two-foot swells, and the boat performed admirably at 3000 rpm. I could hold the boat on plane at 17 mph at 2300 rpm, making maintaining control in lousy conditions an option. At all speeds, cruising proved comfortable from every seat in the cockpit. How did it handle in turns? An anecdote tells all: During testing, a marine patrol officer stopped the boat to remind me that I wasn't on a waterbike.

THE SPACE RACE. The 288 Vista is set up to be an entertaining machine. The aft cockpit has a U-shaped lounge that wraps from the transom along the starboard gunwale. The captain's chair is a doublewide, so the driver doesn't have to be isolated while the rest of the crew mingles. Going one better, the Regal's bench rotates 90 degrees so the captain can join the conversation while on the hook.

In addition to the cool slide-out cooler, the 288 Vista's entertainment center has a fiddled counter made of simulated granite, an easy-to-maintain material found in high-end galleys. Four Winns equips the 288 Vista with two dinette systems, as does Sea Ray: one in the cockpit and one in the cabin. This allows you to bring the party inside should it rain while you're onboard. The companionway on the 288 Vista's cabin has a double sliding door-one full fiberglass and one screen that allows for a cross breeze down below. The screen door is actually a fiberglass component with screen cutouts on the top and side, a sturdier configuration than the typical full screen that bends to fit the opening.

2005 Four Winns 288 VISTA NADA Values
Suggested List – We have included manufacturer's suggested retail pricing (MSRP) to assist in the financing, insuring and appraising of vessels. The MSRP is the manufacturer's and/or distributor's highest suggested retail price in the U.S.A. when the unit was new. The MSRP is furnished by the manufacturer and/or distributor and are assumed to be correct. Unless indicated, the MSRP does not include destination charges, dealer set-up, state or local taxes, license tags or insurance."> Suggested
List Price
Low Retail Value — A low retail valued boat will show excessive wear and tear either cosmetically and/or mechanically. This boat may or may not be in running order. The buyer can expect to invest in cosmetic and/or mechanical work. Low retail vessels usually are not found on a dealer's lot. Low Retail is not a trade-in value."> Low
Average Retail Value — An average retail valued boat should be in good condition with no visible damage or defects. This boat will show moderate wear and tear and will be in sound running condition. The buyer may need to invest in either minor cosmetic or mechanical work."> Average
Base Price $117,792 $34,050 $38,550
Options (Change)
Bimini Top $190 $215
Bridge Enclosure $1,690 $1,920
Salon Enclosures $445 $505
Auto Pilot - boats to 20,000lbs $815 $925
Battery Charger - Triple 10 amp $160 $180
Depth Sounder $95 $110
Fish Finder - Max Depth 2500' $640 $725
GPS - Color Fixed Mount w/Cartography $785 $890
Inverter / Charger - 2500w $565 $640
Radar Arch $835 $950
Radio / 25 Watt VHF - Fixed Mount $175 $200
Stereo - AM/FM/CD player w/4 speakers $200 $230
Pressure Water System $95 $110
Range - Electric $395 $450
Refrigerator / Freezer 10 cu. ft. $630 $715
Water Heater - 6 Gallon $135 $155
Air Conditioning / Heating System - 12,000btu $770 $875
Batteries - Dual w/Switch $100 $115
Propeller / Stainless Steel (3-Blade) $190 $215
Swim Step - Fiberglass $140 $160
Trim Tabs / Hydraulic $320 $365
Trim Indicator $75 $85
Vacuum Flush Head - w/Holding Tank & Pump Out $890 $1,020
Windlass - Boats 25' - 30' $385 $435
Total Price $117,792 $44,770 $50,740

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By placing a bid, you are agreeing to the following payment terms.
You are responsible for all taxes, title and registration fees that your state may charge.
A NON REFUNDABLE Deposit of $500.00 to be paid or sent within 48 hours at close of auction and is to be paid by Cashiers Check, Paypal or Cash in person.
**Deposit ONLY can be paid through Paypal**
The Balance is to be paid in full within 7 days at close of auction, Bank Wire Transfer, Cash in person or Cashiers Check, cashiers check must clear our bank before boat leaves premises, this means if you plan to pick the boat up when the banks are closed please bring cash in person.

Boat is to be picked up as soon as possible unless other arrangements are made, although payment terms are FIRM as mentioned above. Boats must be picked up within 30 days or storage rates will apply.

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