March 25, 2009

Improve-it = Windy 52 Xanthos

Windy Boats has delivered its first 52 Xanthos with triple Volvo IPS 600 engines, an innovative new configuration for the truly performance-minded owner. Combining a top speed of 41 knots with rapid acceleration of 0-30 knots in 13.2 seconds, the new triple engine installation produced such exceptional results in testing that the company has decided to offer it as a standard option. Not least because, even with the additional engine, it delivers 20% greater fuel efficiency at a cruising speed of 30 knots than the 52 Xanthos best selling 2 X Volvo D12-800 configuration. Key to the 52 Xanthos improved performance is the low drag design of Volvo’s inboard performance system which, combined with the boat’s deep vee hull, can deliver 40 knot plus speeds, whilst significantly reducing fuel consumption and emissions. The new configuration comprises three IPS600, 6 cylinder, 5.5 litre engines, delivering 435hp, used in combination with two 750mm Humphree Interceptors. Together they offer superb stability and manoeuvrability, as well as reduced noise and vibration levels. Launched in 2006, the 52 Xanthos combines sleek, low profile styling with luxurious three-berth accommodation, and a spacious saloon with sliding doors onto a broad expanse of teak-laid cockpit. Thanks to the newly configured triple IPS 600 version, 52 Xanthos owners can now go further, and faster, than ever before.

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