October 6, 2010

New Model: Windy Dubois SR52 Blackbird

An unusual new model from Norway's Windy but this is the Dubois SR52 Blackbird. Designed as the title says by renowned yacht architect Ed Dubois, in collaboration with Windy's Hans Jorgen Johnsen the SR52 is a Sport Yacht size tender with a length of 52 feet. World famous Ed Dubois for the SR52 Blackbird presented some military influenced looks with an axe style bow and moderately squarish vertical hull shape. The exterior is the center of life for the SR52 which is a fully walk around deck with a central three or four persons sunpad aft, a dinette with seating for eight, and a three seat center located helm station which is covered by a modern looking T-shaped hard top. A raised three step foredeck concludes the exterior plan. A small interior which pays the price of the huge exterior sleeps two in a forward berth, and has a shower head is the SR52 Blackbird accommodation layout. Windy's construction for the SR52 follows its latest light environment friendly vacuum infusion resin type, with Divinycell cores used to reduce weight to just about twelve tons. Power is from a triple Volvo 435hp engines with forward looking dual propeller IPS pods which give a top speed of 46 knots, 40 knots cruise, and a best range of about 480 nautical miles.
Technical Data:
LOA - 16.10 m (52.8ft)
Beam - 4.5 m
Displacement - 12 t
Fuel Capacity - 2300 l
Water Capacity - 240 l
Accommodation - 2 berths
Engines - 3 x Volvo IPS600 D6 435hp
Propulsion - Volvo forward looking IPS dual propeller pods
Speed - 46 knots max, 40 knots cruise
Range - 480 nm
Construction - vacuum injected with Divinycell cores
Project - Ed Dubois, Hans Jorgen Johnsen

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