March 3, 2010

Project: Windy T52 Super Tender

Windy has joined forces with world renowned yacht designer Ed Dubois to produce a stunning new 16.10 metre T52 Super Tender. Combining the exceptional design flair of Dubois with the superb build-quality, production capability and performance of the Windy brand, the elegant yet uncompromising T52 is guaranteed to turn heads as it delivers guests ashore in unprecedented style, speed and comfort. Sporting triple IPS 600 Volvo Penta diesel engines, the T52 will boast a top speed of 46 knots, and cruising of 40 knots. It will also deliver effortless manoeuvrability and stability at low speeds, thanks to Volvo’s joystick control. With a 4.5m beam, the cockpit offers generous seating including three separate racing chairs at the helm and three standing sports chairs with bimini shade. The open, walk-around teak deck also features a raised foredeck, and additional seating, sun lounger and hydraulic bathing ladder aft. A head with shower is located below decks, along with a double berth. One of the new generation of leaner, greener Windy models, the T52 employs vacuum injected moulding to produce a lighter, more fuel-efficient hull with a range of 450 miles. The sleek lines and rakish sheer of the T52’s distinctive hull will deliver an exhilarating but stable and dry ride. Work on the tender is already underway and the first T52 is expected to be ready for sea trials by June.