Windy 39 set to make a splash in 2010
Windy 39 first look: December 2009
Windy are going to put a Scandinavian cat amongst the European pigeons with the launch of their new 39.
With looks that echo her sophisticated elder siblings the 39 has a look that belies her size, oozing quality and restrained but seriously attractive design. There’s nothing mind blowing about the layout but then there doesn’t need to be, boats like this are all about the big, sociable cockpits with decent accommodation for longer cruises. As has become the norm the cockpit is now covered with a sleek, retracting hardtop as opposed to fiddly, thumb destroying canopies.
Below decks there is a pretty standard two cabin layout, the master occupies the bow and is blessed with ensuite access to the single heads compartment. History dictates that the 39 will be beautifully built and endowed with the sort of attention to detail that is bordering on obsessive.
Out on the water the owner will have the choice of either Volvo Penta’s IPS400 system or a pair of sterndrives. We’ll take the sterndrives linked to twin 370hp D6 engines thank you, this set up should be good for an impressive 44 knots as well as a hoot to throw around. Rest assured MBY will be at the front of the queue to get the keys when this thing hits the water next year.
Price as reviewed:
Displacement: 7.6 tonnes (approx)
Top Speed: 44 knots (Twin D6 370hp)
Fuel Capacity: 187 imp gal (850 L)
Beam: 12ft 1in (3.70m)
Cruising Speed: 34-36 knots
Water Capacity: 47.2 imp gal (215 L)
Air Draught: 9ft 0in (2.75m)
RCD Category: TBC
Length Overall: 38ft 10in (11.85m)
Engines: Volvo Penta: Twin 370hp D6, Twin 300hp D4, IPS400 (Twin 300hp)