Monday, January 17

Windy Launches New Long-Range 60

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Windy has just launched its new flagship, the SLR/SR 60,  a chase boat or tender or luxury sport boat with long, low lines and a range of 850 nm at 25 knots.

The new 60 was originally designed as a tender for a superyacht owner, and it has seats for 15 people. But Windy says the main deck can be configured so the boat also be used for fishing or diving or exploring far-flung coves and harbors on its own, far from the mothership.

At 60 feet, the Windy SLR/SR is large enough to be used for just about anything you have in mind. It’s powered by three 480-hp Volvo IPS pod drives and it has a top speed of 44 knots.

The superyacht owner was concerned about spray, so Windy built the 60 with a relatively high freeboard, a generous flare in the bow, and multiple chines and spray rails. As a result, it’s a fairly dry boat, even in the waters off the factory in Sweden where it was launched.

Below, the Windy has a countertop, sink and cabinets on the port side, and a head with a separate shower to starboard. Forward is V-shaped seating around a wooden table. A double berth is a bit aft for overnights.

Three fold-down seats face the helm, with Garmin electronics, a 17-inch chartplotter, a bow thruster and Volvo’s IPS joystick. A T-top offers protection from the elements overhead, and the helm console is protected by a wide sunscreen.

Just aft are three forward-facing, drop-down seats, and then there’s a fixed oak table with sofa-type seating for six. The massive sun pad covers much of the aft deck; another sun pad on the foredeck has seating for three. The decks are teak.

Specs.: LOA: 59’4”; Beam: 14’3”; Draft: 4’0”; Disp.: NA; Fuel: ,1,122 gals.; Water: NA; Power: 3×480-hp Volvo IPS650 pod drives. Read more at and see a video of the 60 in action below:.


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