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2008 Four Winns 278 Vista

$58,000 USD

  • $58,000 USD
  • Robert Milano
  • Active
  • Used
  • Express Cruisers
  • 2008
  • Four Winns
  • 278 Vista
  • Fombell, Pennsylvania, US
  • Power
  • 27ft / 8.23 m
  • 8ft 6in / 2.59 m
  • Volvo
  • Ocean X
  • Inboard/outboard
  • Unleaded
  • Fiberglass
  • 7100
  • 2014-09-24
  • 2016-09-07
  • 1558733

 27' Four Winns 278 Vista,  2008 is for sale and  is located in Fombell, Pennsylvania, awaiting her new owner. This good-looking, sporty and very clean Four Winns is a must see.


Ready to seize the day? If so, Carpe Diem II is ready for you! Featuring a large walk-through windshield,  this fabulous and fresh Four Winns Vista 278 is the perfect getaway express cruiser. Built on a modified V-hull, she promises a secure yet exhilarating ride.  Step aboard and you'll be delighted by her inviting U-shape cockpit with comfortable seating for four, a removable table, mini wet bar and electronic hatch.  Her roomy, full-width cabin is well-appointed with attractive accent lighting and high quality, tear-resistant Aquaflex upholstery. She sleeps four in two berths with privacy curtains; one berth in the aft cabin and the other unfolding from a convertible dinette. A smart, compact galley features cherry finished cabinetry, a covered sink and faucet, a microwave, an alcohol/electric stove and a dual 110V/12V refrigerator. 

Carpe Diem II is equipped with AC and heating, an adjustable helm with flip-up bolsters, flexiteek swim platform and under platform swim lighting, AM/FM/CD Sony stereo with iPod/MP3 ports and 5 disc CD changer, depth sounder, a Raymarine GPS navigation package and windlass with rope, chain and anchor.

A  2008 Tri-Axle 28 foot trailor is also available.

She can be seen by appointment by contacting her listing broker today. Her owner will consider all serious offers. Call today for an appointment or more information.


Manufacturer Provided Description

The sweeping sheerline of the 278 is a contemporary express cruiser. Seating is ample and versatile, including a dual adjustable helm seat. Below deck, the 278 is a fine example of practicality and luxury. Spoil yourself with the fine fabrics, real wood cabinetry and plush carpets and vinyls.

For those looking for a big trailerable cruiser—legally trailerable,
that is, with no more than 8'6" of beam—the Four Winns V278
(called the V285 in 2010–12) should just about fill the bill. Trailerable
express cruisers don’t get any bigger than this and they
probably never will. As good-looking as she is there’s a lot to
like about this boat from the standpoint of design and engineering.
For the money, Four Winns builds a quality product and it
shows throughout the 278. The cockpit layout makes the best use
possible of the boat’s slender beam with seating for four and a
removable snack table that converts into a sun pad. A mini wet
bar to port includes a carry-on cooler that fits under the counter.
Below decks, the accommodations are tastefully appointed if not
spacious. A convertible dinette in the bow sleeps two people, while
a small aft cabin offers space for two more. The cherry trim is well
finished, and the 278’s six-foot headroom is adequate for most.
Note the transom storage locker. A surprisingly good performer, a
single 375hp Volvo I/O tops out at 30+ knots.  PBG

Additional Information



Beam: 8'6

Max Draft: 3'3

Min Draft: 1'8

Weight: 7100

Clearance: 9'7


Engine and Mechanics

# Engines: 1

Engine Make: VOLVO Model: OCEAN X

Fuel Type: gas/petrol

Horse Power: 320

Hours Port/Primary: New Hours Starboard:

Drive Type: IO

Generator Make: KOEHLER KW: 5.0 Hours:



Fuel: 85 Gal     Fresh Water: 21 Gal    Waste:21 Gal



# Staterooms/Cabins: 1

#Berths: 2

# Sleep: 4

DVD: Sony # Units: 1

Stereo: Sony # Units: 1 CD: 1 Satellite:

Type Head: # Units: 1

# Shower/s: Aft - 1



Ample Counter Space And Storage

Galley Sink: 1

Pressurized Water: yes

Hot Water: yes

Fridge: AC/DC # Units: 1

Stove: Electric Single Burner



GPS Make: RAYMARINE Model: 435 # Units:

Radar Make: CHECKING Power:

VHF Make: RAYMARINE Model: 49

Depth Sounder Make: YES,  



Halon/CO2: Yes

Fume Detectors: Yes


The Company offers the details of this vessel in good faith but cannot guarantee or warrant the accuracy of this information nor warrant the condition of the vessel. A buyer should instruct his agents, or his surveyors, to investigate such details as the buyer desires validated. This vessel is offered subject to prior sale, price change, or withdrawal without notice.

For Sale By Robert Christopher Yacht Sales

425 Fairfield Ave
Stamford, Connecticut, 06902