(Lymington, Hampshire - UK)
0044 (0)1590 679 222
(Mandelieu La Napoule, France)
0033 (0)4 93 63 66 80
0046 304 694 000
(Palma de Mallorca, Spain)
0034 639 701 234
(Rhode Island, USA)
001 401 846 8404
Widely acclaimed as the best hardtop sports cruiser of her size, the Windy 46 Chinook builds on a winning mix of excellent three cabin family accommodation, unbeatable handling at sea, with exceptional (40 knot) performance, and top-drawer Scandinavian build quality. Like her predecessors, the 44 and 45, she is a true offshore performance cruising yacht, designed for those who dream of voyaging further afield, in comfort and luxury. Sitting on an aggressively deeply-veed, super-stiff Hans Jørgen Johnsen hull, she is highly capable, with impressive acceleration, razor-sharp handling and class-leading rough weather capability.
Windy have always put seakeeping and performance at the top of the shopping list, and the 46 Chinook is a 100% true Windy in that department. Driving her from a thoroughly ergonomic helm console is a truly magical experience – everything falls to hand, visibility is excellent and she sports four forward-facing seats – so there is space for all to enjoy the ride.
Her sleek hardtop and extended powered sunroof was supplied as standard, ensuring that the 46 is well suited to both hot, or cooler climes. There is plenty of space to relax and entertain in her sociable cockpit, which is fitted with a wet bar and optional aft sun lounger, and a secure gate leads aft onto the broad bathing platform, which could be specified to lower hydraulically on IPS-powered models.
The superyacht standard interiors are by renowned designer, Peder Eidsgaard, and feature plenty of natural light through panoramic windows and sky-lights into the saloon. Down below, this family-friendly cruiser is singular in offering three spacious double cabins and two shower compartments. To the port side of the cosy saloon is a fully-fitted galley, with a long, linear worktop for preparation, plenty of storage in drawers, cupboards and eye-level lockers, with storage space fitted beneath the saloon cabin sole. The bow Master cabin features its own en-suite WC/shower, and is beautifully finished, to provide a calm, yet sophisticated, private forward space. The two after cabins share a heads/shower, and are a twin and double cabin respectively, so the configuration is supremely versatile.
The 46 Chinook is CE classified as an Offshore B vessel for 12 persons on board, and was available with a diverse range of options at new, such as retractable passarelles, air-conditioning systems and upholstery fabric choices. Available with a choice of Volvo Penta sterndrive or IPS engines and standard Humphree interceptors, the 46 also offers some of the best economy figures in her class.
The 46 was retired from production for the 2020 season, so the later build models are justifiably popular on the used market, and quite singular in what they offer. As a three-cabin performance hardtop cruiser, she simply has no equal.
|Fuel capacity||1,070 ltr|
|Fresh water capacity||300 ltr|
|Naval Architect||Hans Jørgen Johnsen|