The Windy 52 Xanthos is truly a special vessel. Fast, lithe, and exceptionally well-built by a team of craftsmen at the peak of their game. YOUR FAULT has remained in its original ownership since we handed her over in late 2008, cherished, sparkling clean, and lightly used. Her specifications include full teak decks, a washer/dryer, and a level of finish rarely seen in a production powerboat.
In a strong wind, the hull is epic – we have achieved 38 knots in 38 knots of breeze and a confused sea. Controlled, strong, agile, and sufficiently heavy to handle any conditions you might expect. Effortless waves of power are smoothly delivered, and the helm station is perhaps the best in this market segment, featuring adjustable bolster seats, a teak floor, responsive throttles, and a vast sunroof for those sunny moments. Equipped with reverse-cycle air-conditioning, she ensures comfort wherever you choose to enjoy your yachting.
The 52 Xanthos has proven to be a remarkable addition to Windy’s exceptional range of sports cruisers and performance yachts. It is a true class leader in terms of performance, handling, and build quality, complemented by spacious and luxuriously appointed accommodations.
This is not the boat for everyone, but rather a vessel for those who seek the highest levels of craftsmanship, performance, and finish. In short, the 52 is a yacht for serious boating enthusiasts. If you’re in the market, you can’t help but come and see this spectacular 52.
We have owned the Windy 52 from new and we have not been disappointed. We have been in the Windy / Berthon family for 22 years, previously owning a Windy 37.
Windy boats offer the quality other boats do not achieve. This boat has an amazing helm position and flies through the water giving you the thrill of a much smaller boat.
My husband and I have enjoyed everything about this boat and we have kept it in the best possible condition, cleaning weekly and keeping her as good as new. This is a very difficult decision we are making and one we are still not sure on !!!!! However as my husband has retired we are seeking warmer weather and are hoping to spend more winters away from the UK.
Who ever takes possession will not be disappointed and we will be very envious of the new owner/owners. We are hoping the boat will be cared for in the same way going forward.
“Testing this new Windy 52 was like finding the Holy Grail. In my search for perfection in boat design this boat comes as close as I am likely to get. It shows it can be done. You can get a boat that makes sense to a seaman whilst at the same time offers sophisticated living. Even in a lively sea, this boat does not out a foot wrong and you can maintain a good speed in challenging conditions. She feel strong and safe and there is a notable absence of slamming, no doubt enhanced by the deep vee, the relatively narrow chines and the multitude of spray rails.”
The great, and sadly now passed, Dag Pike – writing for Yachting, USA – 2006: Venerable seaman, RNLI tester and Virgin Altlantic Challenge II record-breaker (Navigator) and Authority on High Speed Navigation Yachting.
“Exclusivity comes at a price. However, if you want to pilot from the versatile comfort and impressive safety of what is currently the world’s finest sports cruiser helm, then the Windy 52 Xanthos is the boat for you.“