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Brief Summary

The Windy 44 Chinook hardtop sports cruiser was named “European Powerboat of the Year” in the under 50 ft. category at the Dusseldorf Boat Show Jan. 17-25. New boats launched in the last 12 months were judged by an editorial panel from seven leading European powerboat magazines. The 3 double stateroom, two full head express cruiser has a deep-V hull and is powered by twin IPS 600 diesels.

Key Features

  • Modified deep V mono hedron hull construction
  • PVC foam sandwich construction in hull, superstructure and deck
  • All fittings crafted and cast from highest grade stainless steel
  • Hardtop in GRP with large electrically operated sunroof
  • Handcrafted cockpit table in finest wood
  • Full cockpit service area with refrigerator/ coolbox and sink
  • Galley top in high-grade composite material
  • Specifications

    Length Overall 44' 5''

    13.54 m
    Beam 13' 1''

    3.98 m
    Dry Weight 23,520 lbs.

    10.5 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 15' 5''
    4.75 m
    Weight Capacity N/A
    Person Capacity N/A
    Fuel Capacity 290 gal.

    1100 L
    Water Capacity 80 gal.

    305 L
    Length on Trailer N/A
    Height on Trailer N/A
    Trailer Weight N/A
    Total Weight
    (Trailer, Boat, & Engine)
    N/A

    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 Not Available
    Tested Power This model has not been tested.
    Opt. Power 2 x 435-hp Volvo Penta IPS600
    2 x 370-hp Volvo Penta D6
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    Windy Boats 44 Chinook (2009-) Line Drawing

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    Captain's Report

    Most express cruisers in the 40’ to 50’ range are pretty much the same in layout. The basic differences topside are at the helm and the companion seating to port, and below it's usually how big the second cabin is and whether or not it has two heads. Everything else is pretty much the same except for the details, quality, engineering, joinerwork, and warranty. The Windy 44 breaks the mold of a typical cabin for this size boat by adding three staterooms and two fulls heads.

    Windy 44

    BoatTEST COO Christopher Hughes stands by the three companion seats next to the helm seat on the bridge deck of the Windy 44.

    In the case of the Windy 44 at the helm, you sit and drive. If you want to stand, then power back the sun roof and stick your head through it. To port of the helm seat there are three companion seats all facing forward, just as they should be. There is no bench seat along the port side so that a tunnel can be built below for headroom in the mid cabin.

    Windy 44

    The starboard guest stateroom with standing headroom at the foot of the bed.

    Down below, as already mentioned, there are three staterooms. All are a bit on the snug side, but all have standing headroom at the foot of the bed so you can change cloths. Windy builds the cabins in several options so take your pick. And – there are two heads. These too are snug, but both utilize the round shower stalls which make the best use of space.

    Windy 44

    Compare this accommodations plan to anything else on the market and you’ll see why it won the Dusseldorf Boat Show of the Year award.

    Windy is a leading European powerboat builder that has been in business since 1966. Located in Norway, the company builds 15 models from 25’ to 58’. With a seafaring history that stretches back at least 1,200 years, building seaworthy boats finished to high yacht standards is a given for Windy. In the country of Nanson, Amundsen and Heyerdahl, Norwegians would settle for nothing less.Windy says its new 44 was designed with families in mind – “families who are not willing to sacrifice style and performance for space and comfort.” With a beam of 14’4”’ and the IPS drives, this express is one of the most innovative express cruiser designs we have seen in years.

    Construction

    The boat was built with vacuum injection molding of the hull, deck and all major GRP components which the company says has resulted in a lighter, more fuel efficient hull, and reduced carbon emissions. Windy says that the boat’s environmental footprint has been further reduced by the use of steamed ash instead of teak, and sustainably-sourced light oak in place of tropical wood interior and exterior finishes.The boat displaces 23,000 lbs. and Windy says that the boat should have a top speed with the IPS 600s of between 36 and 38 knots. We have not tested the boat, but we’d sure like to. We’d like to cruise on her as well. For more information, go to the Windy website…

    Standard and Optional Features

    Marine Electronics

    Autopilot Optional
    Fishfinder Optional
    GPS/Chart Optional
    Radar Optional
    VHF Radio Optional

    Systems

    Air Cond./Heat Optional
    Battery Charger/Converter Optional
    CD Stereo Standard
    Head: Fixed Standard
    Shore Power Standard
    Trim Tabs Optional
    TV/DVD Standard
    Washdown: Fresh Water Optional
    Washdown: Raw Water Optional
    Water Heater Standard
    Windlass Standard

    Galley

    Icemaker Optional
    Microwave Optional
    Refrigerator Standard
    Stove Standard

    Exterior Features

    Hardtop Standard
    Ice Chest Standard
    Outlet: 12-Volt Acc Standard
    Swim Ladder Standard
    Swim Platform Standard
    Transom Shower Standard
    Wet bar Standard

    Canvas

    Bimini Top Optional

    Boats More Than 30 Feet

    Generator Optional

    Warranty

    Full Warranty Information on this brand coming soon!

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