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Brief Summary

Occasionally a custom boat comes along that is so unusual – and so practical for its purpose in life -- that it might become a new class of boat. That’s the way we feel about this 52-footer built by Windy as a one-off tender and play boat for the owner of a 220’ megayacht. But this 52’ Windy is so capable we wonder if an owner really needs anything else. The fact is this sleek Norwegian beauty is all one really needs on the Riviera simply because she has everything needed for a terrific day on the water -- without the expense of a megayacht boatel. We can foresee the day, perhaps not too far away, when the megayacht owner decides to economize by simply renting a suite or two at the Eden Roc or Hotel du Cap and using this sweet little boat for the real fun...sort of a Love Me Tender.

Key Features

  • Generator: Onan 7 KwH
  • A/C 16000 BTU – cruise air
  • Retractable bow thruster: max power 7,1 KhW
  • Retractable anchor system at the bow
  • Hydraulic bathing ladder
  • 3 separate racing chairs at helm
  • 3 standing sport chairs
  • Full digital and analogue instrumentation
  • Specifications

    Length Overall
    16.1 m
    4.5 m
    Dry Weight 12 tons
    Tested Weight N/A
    Draft N/A
    - Draft Up N/A
    - Draft Down N/A
    - Air Draft N/A
    Deadrise/Transom N/A
    Max Headroom N/A
    Bridge Clearance N/A
    Weight Capacity N/A
    Person Capacity N/A
    Fuel Capacity
    2,300 L
    Water Capacity
    240 L
    Length on Trailer N/A
    Height on Trailer N/A
    Trailer Weight N/A
    Total Weight
    (Trailer, Boat, & Engine)

    Prices, features, designs, and equipment are subject to change. Please see your local dealer or visit the builder's website for the latest information available on this boat model.

    Engine Options

    Std. Power 3 x Volvo Penta IPS600
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    Captain's Report

    Windy T52

    Don’t Leave Your Tender Behind...

    At first glance this appears to be not so much a yacht tender as a platform for the ultimate in private sunning. Trips from the shore to the yacht are generally short ones but this features a huge sunpad, cruising electronics, and long legs. Well, clearly, this customer knows what he’s doing and he just hasn’t let us in on his plans. But we have to give credit where it is due, this is one cool boat.She is powered by triple Volvo IPS600s. With 2300 L (607.6 gallons) of fuel she’ll have a predicted range of between 450 – 480 nm. She’ll also be equipped with Volvo’s DPS (Dynamic Positioning System) for holding her place on the earth at the touch of a button. (Why not dash to North Africa for the afternoon?)

    Windy T52

    When Things Get Hot...

    Even though it’s full of wide open spaces, we can’t have our guests getting too warm while they’re sunning. So Windy is adding a 7KW Onan generator that will power a 16,000 btu air conditioning system. That should do the trick. And if the sun gets to be too much, then full awnings will cover the aft seating and sun lounge areas.

    Windy T52And to maintain her clean, uncluttered lines, a retractable electric bow thruster, retractable hydraulic anchoring system, and a hydraulically retractable reboarding ladder are installed.It gets better. A galley and forward cabin is accessible through the center console. The galley is complete with a refrigerator, and storage cabinetry. The sleeping quarters feature two single berths that convert to a double. There is also a full head.And we can’t have the crew using the same head as the guests, both get separate heads and showers.

    Windy T52And lest you think this is an owner recklessly throwing money at a toy, the entire boat is being built “Green”. All wood comes from sustainable forests, decks are constructed from Kebony, which has no harmful effects on the environment and its production is based on a liquid extracted from biowaste. It requires no painting or even maintenance other than normal cleaning.

    The Specifications

    The Windy Tender will have an LOA of 16.1 m (52.8’), and a beam of 4.5 m (14.7’). Her weight will be in the area of 10,886 kg (24,000 lbs).Clearly this will be much more than just a waterborne taxi to the mother ship. This Windy Tender has range and comfort to offer guests amenities that go well beyond the “tender” moniker. But one thing we do know, this will be the coolest ride.

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