The Windy SR44 Blackhawk, the 13 metre capable of 45 knots, made its appearance in Cannes in 2019. Now, the successor to the highly successful Windy SR52 Blackbird, comes with a new version.
The exterior and naval architecture was designed by Ed Dubois, one of the best known names in megayact design. And despite its structure privileging daily and deck life, Västervik’s headquarters decided to entrust the interior design to Design Unlimited, another name generally associated with the latest megayachts.
The look is that of a modern daycruiser that reinterprets without upsetting the lines of the walkaround that has been going on lately. Beautiful to see, it looks bigger than its real size, especially when compared to some of its direct competitors.
Very open has the plan divided into distinct areas with the sunbathing areas at the ends; and continuing from stern to bow: dining table, linear kitchen on the modile that also houses the seats of the driving position and the base of the T-Top, which is kept joined to the windscreen by the two side pillars.
The high freeboard allows the walls to be raised to protect the guests on board. And the view is satisfied and reassured by the size of the construction elements: they transmit solidity.
Careful attention to detail and at superyacht level some details that make it special. Like the steps that make it easy to enter and exit from the side. They are made of teak, foldable foldable in the impavata and equipped with courtesy LEDs for night use.
Below deck main cabin forward plus two more berths below the cockpit, in a compartment large and bright enough to allow a couple of adults to sleep without claustrophobic sensations.
For the motorization, the Windy SR44 Blackhawk is open to all solutions. With aft foot or IPS transmission with Volvo Penta engines for up to 880 HP.
As announced at the German show, the version with outboard thrusters will also make its debut, ready to house two or three thrusters. The top speed of this 13-metre engine reaches 45 knots and the cruising speed is 33 knots with a range of around 290 miles. The price is interesting: from 578 thousand euros plus VAT. In Italy it is imported from Phi Yachts.