Windy Boats has launched its new SLR/SR 60 flagship. The 60-footer is the Sweden-based boatbuilder’s largest model to date, and it was originally designed to be a superyacht’s tender.
The vessel’s near-60-foot length overall provides enough space for seating for at least 15 passengers, including three fold-down seats at the helm. Abaft the helm station, there are three additional forward-facing, fold-down seats with a forward handlebar for extra security when zipping around at the 60′s reported top hop of 44 knots. There is also a fixed bare-oak table amidships with sofa-like seating for six guests. A sun pad aft with integrated stowage is standard, and a foredeck sun pad can be added forward of the bow seating for three. The main-deck sole is teak.
Other features on the main deck include an electric grill, a microwave and an optional ice maker abaft the helm-station seating. At the stern’s portside corner, there is a retractable, hidden hot/cold shower hose and rod holders; at its starboard-side corner, there’s a stainless-steel flagpole (a carbon fiber pole is optional). A manually operated carbon swim ladder extends from the center of the stern. Owners can add forward and aft biminis with carbon poles, too.
Belowdecks access is integrated into the helm station and to port of the wheel. Upon entering the lower deck, there is a countertop with a sink, cabinets and drawers to port. To starboard is the head with a toilet, a sink and a separate shower stall. In the forepeak, there’s V-shaped seating with a fixed wooden table. Aft of the three-step ladder leading to the main deck, there’s a double berth for overnight stays or midday naps.
Windy says the 60 can go for 850 nautical miles at 25 knots with its triple Volvo Penta IPS650 diesels. The 60 also has a bow thruster and joystick control. A single 17-inch Volvo Penta monitoring screen at the helm is standard, but two- or three-screen setups are available. Electronics are from Garmin. Naval architecture and design are by Malcolm McKeon Yacht Design, and the interiors are by Paris-based Studio Liaigre.