The Windy 39 Camira will make its Southampton debut this year

According to editor Hugo who tested the Windy 39 Camira in MBY June 2014, it’s: “The best handling 40ft sportscruiser in production.”

Quite a claim, but it’s not hard to see why the 39 is such a compelling driving machine with its sharp Hans Jørgen Johnson hull and up to 800hp being fed into the water via a pair of sterndrives.

Top speed is 45 knots but the real beauty of this boat is being able to cruise at 40 knots through a chop.

The cockpit is cleverly laid out and sociable, not to mention wonderfully open to the elements when the sun is shining. Windy’s clever folding canopy system means that getting some shelter isn’t too hard when it’s not, though.

Below decks, although the galley is a bit pokey and there’s nowhere to sit, the cabins are a good size and there’s a generous separate heads.

See it on berth M117.