Four Winns TS 222 with Volvo Penta Forward Drive is being touted as offering an alternative to inboard-powered watersports boats.
Four Winns TS 222 has launched a revolutionary new tow series born from their highly successful SL platforms. The new TS222 is the perfect alternative to the more ‘traditional’ tow boat, delivering several benefits in a no-compromise craft for the water sports enthusiast. Matched with the all-new Volvo Penta Forward Drive Propulsion System (FWD), drivers and passengers alike will enjoy all the benefits of a tow boat experience; but, with better overall ride quality, improved slow speed maneuverability and more usable cockpit space.
The 22-ft, 7-in TS222 boasts a wide and roomy beam of 8’6” allowing for plenty of watersports amenities on board and all the bells and whistles to create the perfect wake to suit your activity. The large open bow area features plenty of storage for gear and room for passengers to lounge comfortably. The Four Winns signature open cockpit delivers plenty of room for family and friends as well as all your water toys. Comfort Ride seats and extra plush SilvertexTM upholstery provide ultimate all-day comfort. The walk-through transom makes entry to the extra-large swim platform easy. Plenty of room for preparation and rear facing platform seating provide everything you need before hitting the water.
The available tow sports features abound – including quick-fill ballast system, wake enhancement surf tabs, zero-off control and custom color-matched hinging wakeboard tower. Board racks, tower speakers and premium sound system are also available for the hard core enthusiast. The TS222 is built on the patented Four Winns Stable Vee® hull design and coupled with the Volvo Penta FWD drive system, delivers a very smooth, quiet ride with easy low speed maneuvering boaters will find in a more traditional open bow runabout. Bottom line, the TS222 is the best of both worlds.
“The TS222 will capture a niche market of tow sports enthusiasts looking for an affordable yet fully equipped boat for wake surfing and boarding,” stated Roch Lambert, Rec Boat Holdings President. “We can now compete directly in the tow boat market with a more comfortable, excellent performing product without any sacrifice on tow sports amenities,” he concluded.
The Volvo Penta FWD begins with forward-facing dual counter-rotation props with an adjustable trim drive. The patented design pulls the boat through the water rather than pushing, creating undisturbed water flow to the propellers. The efficient system delivers superior responsiveness, acceleration, fuel economy and versatility – a perfect match for the Four Winns TS222.