Four winns Sundowner 205

The craft’s layout and main access point starts with a large swim platform with an anodised swim ladder. Ski hook, fresh water shower and small stowage area are incorporated into it. Inside the boat, there is also a long stowage area big enough for boards and skis, with dual access to the walkway and near the helm seat.

The small walkway from the swim platform gives step over or step through access to the groovy comfort zones. The almost circular settee spells style and is sure to keep the crowds happy all day long. Combine this with the standard stainless steel bimini top and on those hot days the ‘Sundowner’ will no doubt live up to its name sake.

Overall, there is saloon seating for about six with four or more on the settee and two forward facing bolster seats. There is room for a starboard side wet bar located behind the driver’s seat ‘ a bonus that makes this 20 footer complete as an overnighter. 

The wet bar has freshwater, a small garbage/stowage area, Corinthian bench tops and two drink holders. The cooler is located across from the wet bar under the seating adjacent to more drink holders, producing an ideal entertainment combination. The removable table, convertible sunlounge, removable carpets, full camper covers and twin forward berths indicate how versatile this 20 footer really is.

The berth is not much, but it has ample natural light through a hatch and two side portholes and has a slide away head that will please those in for a long day. The forward area is a ‘sit down’ affair ‘ with adequate headroom and large storage pockets port and starboard for wind jackets and the like.

Access to the bow is through the windscreen using a flip-out metal step. Once forward, the bow area has low bow rails that offer some security. The anchor well is adequate for a craft of this size, but there is no centre bollard setup for mooring.

The absence of a centre bollard on this size craft is not uncommon. If you want to moor for anything more than a pit stop the use of a harness centering the tow side bollards would work well. Electronic creature comforts include a Clarion CD player with remote control at the helm and 12 volt saloon lighting to make things easy at night.

The helm is equipped with an array of instruments covering fuel, volts, speed, revs, temp, depth, trim gauge and an accessory outlet.

The engine is accessed with the flick of a switch that activates an electronic hydraulic lift ram that raises the whole aft seat to reveal a well-insulated engine room.

Engine 1

Engine Make MERCRUISER
Engine Hours 182.3
Displacement 5.0
Drive Type Sterndrive
Stroke 4-Stroke
Fuel Capacity 132
Propeller S/S