Take a shipyard with more than 50 years of history. Add a designer who has megayacht designs to his credit such as Dilbar (156 meters), Octopus (126 meters), REV (183 meters) just to name a few. Finally, imagine that it has to pick up the unwieldy legacy of a successful model like the Khamsin 35.
These are the main ingredients of a story destined to make its mark not only in the history of the Windy shipyard, but also in the sport open segment. The reasons for the success, no longer just heralded in light of the orders collected a year or so after the launch, lie primarily in the decision to focus on a yacht design signature such as Espen Oeino. More than a choice perhaps it is a natural and spontaneous denouement.
Windy Shamal 37
“We have been collaborating with Oeino for several years,” says Trevor Fenlon, CEO of Windy. “We have several projects under our belt with him related to custom tenders intended for large yachts,” continues Fenlon, who adds, “So it seemed natural for us to approach this new chapter together.”
And a better start could not have been made. Already from the name by which it was baptized, one can tell so much. Shamal is a hot wind typical of the Arabian Peninsula, but it also goes down in history for distinguishing one of the top models produced between the 1980s and 1990s by Maserati and designed by Marcello Gandini one of the masters of Italian car design. Also in the case of the Shamal 37, design, together with performance, is a winning key.
“I was born and raised in Norway,” says Oeino “as a child yards like Windy were a reference point for me. Even at that time I dreamed of designing a boat for them. It took a 25-year career for this dream to come true.” Oeino adds with a smile. But compared to a custom megayacht, i.e., designed on the needs of an individual, for a mass-produced vessel the elements to be taken into consideration are different starting with the fact that it must meet the needs of a wide audience in terms of clientele.
“The brief received from the shipyard was clear,” Oeino continues. “This new design was to promote the technical content on which Windy has earned its reputation, while on the stylistic and aesthetic level the goal was to evolve the stylistic features without distorting them.”
Windy Shamal 37 – Blanket and Layout
Goal met. Looking at the lines of the Windy Shamal 37, it immediately jumps out that this is a boat that espouses the philosophy of the sporty open. Translated it means taut lines and no concessions to the presence of T-tops, or other similar solutions, so as not to detract from the dynamism of the profile. A sporting vocation, which you can literally touch once you hold the helm.
The bar cabinet on the left side is compact, but well equipped with an induction cooktop, sink, refrigerator, and extendable side countertop to increase storage space. Also on this side is access to the below-deck space divided into an open space area that accommodates a cabin, to which is added a second two-bed cabin obtained on the starboard side and a bathroom with shower stall.
Windy Shamal 37 – Navigation
The command post, while maintaining an essential look, is designed to have at hand the management of the boat at all times in order to enhance the driving experience that, among the three proposed solutions, can count in the option entrusted to the latest generation Volvo Penta D6 440 propulsion.
Equipped with the new Aquamatic DPI stern foot (optional, but recommended), this motorization further increases maneuverability at low rpm and is particularly useful in mooring maneuvers. At high speeds (45 knots maximum and 0 to 20 knots in just 8.5 seconds) the pair of Volvo D6 440 thrusters coupled with Humphree’s Interceptor stabilizers always ensure the best sailing trim even in rough seas thanks mainly to the monolithic deep-V hull design with no steps.
All information is managed by the Raymarine Axiom MFD system, which allows navigation-related data as well as engine operation parameters to be kept within sight, and even fingertip reach thanks to the touchscreen function. Finally, life on board.
The sensations one derives at the helm find an outlet in the pleasure of an open-air on-board experience enhanced by a series of devices designed for this purpose. The cockpit, the heart of social life is in a lowered position and well protected by a windshield that even at high speeds provides effective protection and shelter from the wind. The large dinette features a width-adjustable coffee table and seating that is an ode to comfort.
Windy Shamal 37
|Length f.t. LOA||11.25 m|
|Beam width||3.33 m|
|Draught Draught||1.2 m|
|Displacement. Displacement||7.4 m|
|Serb. fuel Fuel tank||650 l|
|Serb. Water Water tank||200 l|
|Engine Engine||Volvo Penta D6 440 DPI|
|Power Power||2 x 440 HP|
|Vel. max (knots) Max speed (kt)||45|
|Vel. croc. (nodes) Cruis. speed (kt)||27|
|Project Plans||Espen Oeino International|
|Interior design||Espen Oeino International|
|CONTACT:||email@example.com | www.windyboats.com|