“Pure driving bliss.” – Motor Boat & Yachting (November 2020)
The Windy 37 Shamal is Windy’s first collaboration with world-renowned Norwegian-born yacht designer Espen Øino and synergises his trademark styling cues with Windy’s exceptional boatbuilding know-how. The result is a breath-taking large sports boat – showcasing an elevated level of luxury detailing and finish, whilst retaining Windy’s core DNA values of exceptional sea-keeping, rough weather capability and a driving experience that is second to none. The Windy 37 Shamal celebrates all that is Windy, using a design language that is completely contemporary, whilst being inspired by the heritage of the models of the past.
The Windy 37 Shamal has stepped into a spot previously owned by the Windy 34 Khamsin, yet offers a very different feel and sense of space. The cockpit wet-bar provides relaxed cockpit living, with the limo-esque side frames protecting her crew, and a deep cockpit ensuring comfort and security at speed. Under her large aft sunpad with sliding backrest, sits a pair of Volvo Penta engines, including the super-smooth D6/400 & 440DPI diesels, for exceptionally refined performance up to 45 knots, and the option of joystick docking. With all information relayed to a Glass Cockpit main screen and driver aids such as power trim assist, cruise control and low speed mode, the Windy 37 Shamal is a very rewarding hull to drive fast. As you would expect, the helm is ergonomically near perfect, with wheel and throttles all falling to hand from supportive bolstered helm seats and a clear, uncluttered console for maximum driver involvement. There is a simply deployed all-over canvas canopy, with electric tensioning, to enclose the cockpit should the weather turn, and so this is no fair weather sailor.
To complement the stylish exterior, the interior of the Windy 37 Shamal is equally stunning. Whilst she is primarily designed as a performance weekender, the cabins have a cool, relaxed feel and an understated modern Scandinavian chic – with fore and aft double berths (the aft space can be closed off using an ingenious hinged bulkhead panel) and a beautifully appointed heads compartment, with separate shower stall.