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With her wide beam, generous accommodations and impressive standard equipment list, the 298 Vista became a popular model for Four Winns following her 1999 introduction. Shes built on a relatively heavy modified-hull with cored hullsides, and her extended swim platformstrong enough to carry a PWCadds much to her modern appearance. The 298s plush interior is arranged in the conventional manner with double berths fore and aft, a convertible dinette, a well-equipped galley, and a standup head compartment with a VacuFlush toilet. Note that a sliding screen doora seldom seen accessory on any express cruiserbacks the companionway hatch. On deck, the seat cushion on the drivers side of the double helm seat flips up to create a leaning post, and molded steps in the console provide access to the foredeck via the walk-through windshield. Standard features include a removable aft seat, cockpit table, tilt wheel and full camper canvass. On the downside, the engine compartment is a tight fit, and the wide beam makes for a hard (and wet) ride in a chop. Twin 270hp Volvo 5.7L sterndrives cruise the 298 Vista at 25 knots and deliver a top speed of around 40 knots.