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Brief Summary

Windy Boats is one of the most sought after brands in northern Europe. That may sound like just talk to some folks, but when you come from a country where a full 1 out of every 7 residents owns a boat, and many of those use them every day, then those words take on a whole new meaning. What started out life as a 39 Sport Cruiser evolved into a sleek, seakindly express cruiser, and while there are some features we like and some we don’t like, one thing is for sure: Owning a 40 Maestro will give you bragging rights at the dock.

Key Features

Specifications

Length Overall 39' 3''
11.99 m
Beam 12' 4''
3.70 m
Dry Weight 16, 534 lbs.
7.5 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 N/A
Weight Capacity N/A
Person Capacity N/A
Fuel Capacity 211 gal.
800 L
Water Capacity 59 gal.
215 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 Currently no test numbers
Opt. Power 2 x 300-hp Volvo Penta D4
2 x 370-hp Volvo Penta D6
2 x 300-hp Volvo Penta IPS400
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Captain's Report

Windy Boats 40 Maestro
The Windy 40 Maestro has a LOA of 39.3’ (11.99 m) and a beam of 12.14’ (3.7 m) and a dry weight of 16,534 lbs (7.5 MT).

Quality Construction

One thing we’ve come to notice about Windy boats is their quality and attention to detail in the fit and finish department. Stainless steel windshield frames, teak side decks, and our favorite… a chart table at the side of the helm. When giving a close inspection to void areas such as the anchor locker, when you feel underneath you discover that even what you can’t see is finished in gel coat. These are little differences that add up to a lot of pride of ownership that lingers long after you’ve left the dealership.

Windy Boats 40 Maestro
Here’s a view of the top of a holding tank. Notice how each fitting is double clamped and the ends of the clamp straps are covered with a rubber cap to protect hands from nicks and cuts. That’s attention to detail that is largely unprecedented.
Windy Boats 40 Maestro
There’s plenty of light coming into the below decks area. Notice the multiple lifting strakes, and how the chine carries forward to form a spray rail. We love the high bow rails.

Euro Design

There are some design features of European boats that are unique and not in a good way. One of them is the lack of a windshield walkthrough which seems to be an American innovation that has yet to catch on in Europe. For some reason, that’s a very rare feature, but one we’ve come to appreciate. We know of no one who has slipped and fallen overboard walking through the windshield to the foredeck. The Windy 40 does have sidedecks. Also, you can't stand at the helm without your head sticking through the sunroof.

Windy Boats 40 Maestro
Look at that teak swim platform and how the teak continues on all decks, even side decks.
Windy Boats 40 Maestro
One thing that you never see in Euro boats is a walk-thru windshield. Windy makes up for it with side decks with high grab rails running the length of the hard top.
Windy Boats 40 Maestro
One thing we have a hard time getting over is how you can’t stand up behind the helm unless the hard top is opened. But notice the amount of visibility, and the opening side windows.
Windy Boats 40 Maestro
The floor layout of the Windy Boats 40 Maestro.

Performance

Before we get too far into this aspect, we need to point out that we haven’t tested this boat and therefore cannot verify any claims. With that said, however, by all accounts, this is a nice handling boat. Windy claims that with twin D6 370-hp Volvo Penta diesel engines with Duoprop drives, the 40 Maestro has a WOT speed of 44 kts (50.6 mph/81.4 kph) and a best cruise speed of 36 kts (44.8 mph/72 kph). Three power options are available, the twin 370-hp Volvo Penta D6 DP, twin 300-hp Volvo Penta D4 DP, and a pair of 300-hp Volvo Penta IPS400 which should get even better performance along with the now famous maneuverability.

Below Decks

There are no ensuite accommodations in the Windy 40 Maestro but you do have the privacy advantage that only cabin doors can provide. The minimal seating we noticed in the cockpit seems to be carried below with a simple C-shaped settee. However, one area that does not lack for space is the head. The 40 has a two stateroom, single head layout, so the fact that this head is so roomy shouldn’t be a surprise. One other design trait of note is the use of real wood, matte-lacquered light oak, rather than laminated pressboard or composite material. A wide selection of upholstery is available.

Windy Boats 40 Maestro
The settee appears to accommodate only three to four people, and along with the two staterooms, makes this an ideal boat for two cruising couples or a family of four. Notice the three large portlights over the settee with excellent use of space above for storage. The table is also adjustable for converting to a berth.
Windy Boats 40 Maestro
The use of real wood with perfect joinery highlights the interior. Notice the large skylight overhead that supplements the portlights.
Windy Boats 40 Maestro
The aft cabin is extremely roomy with more outstanding joinery.
Windy Boats 40 Maestro
The owner’s cabin is forward with ample storage and an overhead hatch for natural light and emergency escape.

By all accounts, Windy has an outstanding reputation of making boats that live up to the rigors of open water. Having quality yachts that are also appealing to the eye is another perk that the company offers.

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