Windy have now been building luxury sports boat and performance yachts for over fifty years and are world renowned for their quality of build, attention to detail and remarkable ability on the water.
The philosophy of the business is very much that of a “boat builder” and not a production manufacturer, which is an ethos at the heart of all those involved with the build of the new Windy SLR60/SR60.
Windy were first introduced to the superyacht sector with the launch and development of the highly successful SR52 Blackbird chase boat and today Windy supply custom chase boats and tenders to some of the finest and highest profile superyacht builds. Malcolm McKeon was intrinsic to the development of the SR52 Blackbird and is responsible for the design and naval architecture of this exciting new model.
The SLR60/SR60 has been developed primarily as a formidable chase boat. A lot of attention has been paid to the yachts ability in rough conditions and she has been designed to operate in extreme conditions, which has been reflected in the generous flare to the bow and multiple chines in the hull.
She is available in a standard SR version with accommodation for four in two cabins, or the SLR (long range version) which offers luxurious accommodation for three in two cabins with extended fuel tanks in place of the additional cabin. The SLR60 offers an impressive fast cruising range of over 800nm at 25kts. The luxurious interior has been designed by LIAIGRE.
We have seen that many superyacht owners have enjoyed the ability and refined driving experience of their Windy chase boats, often using them for extended trips or adventures away from the mother ship. We see many clients find their Windy chase boat faster and more capable than competitors.
She would also work well as an extremely capable and sleek luxury sports boat, well suited to fast cruising, relaxing days at anchor or perhaps even as a dive boat or sports fisher.
Windy’s philosophy has always been to design and build boats that set a new benchmark of style and performance. Working only with the world’s greatest designers and craftsmen, drawing on their passion and skill, Windy has been able to build a name and a product that is envied by many. The commission of the Windy SR52 Blackbird in 2008 provided the first opportunity for Windy to partner with designers and naval architects external to the company. The SR52 Blackbird opened up a new world for Windy, introducing the brand to the superyacht sector as the builder of the world’s finest chase boat, and Malcolm McKeon was intrinsic to the design of that model. We are incredibly excited to be working with him again.
Windy SLR60/SR60 is a powerful 60ft chase boat with a strong personality and clear dual purpose which again brings together the Norwegian powerboat builder Windy with Malcolm McKeon Yacht Design. With a range of 850 nautical miles at 25 knots, the Windy SLR60 has been designed to be the ultimate superyacht chase boat for long distance excursions. However, it will also serve as a very nimble sports boat for diving and fishing, as well as support shoreside exploration. This contemporary and elegant design is fitted with a large swim platform aft of the luxurious guest area and bar, making it a very attractive vessel for socialising and enjoying relaxing times on the water.
Interior design is created by LIAIGRE – in the yachting industry, the LIAIGRE signature is synonymous with refined materials, assemblies, and finishes.
We undertook a rigorous testing procedure to assess the boat’s performance in varying sea states has been conducted. The SLR60 has been designed to operate in extreme sea conditions, with a generous flare to the bow and multiple chines on the hull keeping the boat as dry as possible.
Cape Horn Engineering comments “We conducted a rigorous testing procedure to evaluate and assess the boat’s performance in varying sea states. One of the main concerns of the client was the amount of spray that the yacht would experience when going through waves at speed. CFD investigations and analyses were conducted on how to minimise the spray or prevent spray being blown back into the boat. By optimising the design of the freeboard with a generous flare to the bow and giving special attention to the position of the multiple chines and spray rails this concern was addressed, keeping the boat as dry as possible’’.