1997 Four Winns Vista 238 Diesel
The PerkyFox is a truly admirable example of the 238 Vista Sports Cruiser from Four Winns. Owned by aircraft engineers, the previous owner has maintained and upgraded her to high standards as you’d expect presenting in a wonderful condition both mechanically and aesthetically.
The 238 Vista is a great sports cruiser and offers a perfect blend of performance, economy and practicality.
Originally Powered by Volvo Penta’s 5.7 litre petrol V8, PerkyFox was converted to a new Volvo Penta KAD-32 in 2010 along with a DuoProp drive which is a fantastic choice and reputable for efficiency, reliability, and performance. All paperwork detailing professional engine conversion included. The KAD-32 produces 170HP which provides plenty of power for the 238 Vista whilst burning less than 6 gallons an hour at cruising speed.
‘PerkyFox’ lives in Weymouth marina and has done for many years. She has been mainly used for short cruising around Weymouth bay with little stress being mounted on the engine. Hours sit at a respectable 360.
Raymarine Axiom plus chart plotter and fish finder with 3D real vision, Raymarine RV-100 transducer, Bennett’s hydraulic trim tabs, NMEA2K Network, ICOM GPS DSC VHF radio, Fusion marine RA70 Bluetooth stereo, cockpit and cabin fusion speakers, full Nav lights, twin horns, Lewmar Windless Anchor windscreen wiper, LED Plastimo compass, USB ports, smart TV, built in battery charger.
There is a new 30 litre water tank with electric pump and calorifier water heater (electric and engine heated) powering galley and heads sink/shower. Retractable transom shower running hot and cold water. Digital tank water level gauge.
The cockpit area is immaculate benefiting from a recent reupholster in Grey and white SilverTex. Includes infill cushions to make rear sun bed.
LED floor lighting.
Helm seat converts into rear facing cockpit seating. Cockpit table and pole. Various cup holders. Folding windscreen to allow foredeck access.
Swim platform with transom shower, Dinghy davits and extendable swim ladder. Also fresh water filling point and shore water connection.
The well presented cabin includes 4 berth sleeping with an aft cabin area and fwd sleeping via converting the dinette.
There is both 240v power sockets and 12 USB power outlets. Fully LED lit cabin and aft cabin. 240v/12v fridge freezer, bio-ethanol or 240v electric single hob.
12v smart TV linked to Fusion Stereo and WiFi connected.
Recent works include: Anti Foul, New Anodes, Air Filter, Alternator Belt, supercharger belt, drive oil change, gimble bearing check, fuel filter, exhaust elbow, exhaust bellows and riser service, heat exchanger clean, power steering hoses.
Full camper canopy replaced in 2022 and comes with cockpit tonneau cover for the winter periods. Full engine service in 2022.
Recent upgrades include: Raymarine Axiom 7+ RV with RV-100 transducer, NMEA2000 network, Fusion RA70 sound system with NMEA2000 connection, new Fusion speakers, new analogue gauges, new compass, new tilt steering wheel, Viton stainless ground power socket, WiFi 12v smart TV, water tank indicator, refurbished dashboard with all new switch panels, new wiper motor, new hot water tank, new bilge pump, new cabin carpet and cabin upholstery including all cushions and mattresses professionally recovered, new galley worktop and tap, refurbished fridge, all lights upgraded to LED light, new LED anchor light, fender baskets.
Extensive paperwork and service history going back over 20 years.
The boat can be trailered although there is no trailer included with the sale.
As you can appreciate, the PerkyFox has benefited from an extensive makeover and maintained with no expense spared.
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