The couple or family looking for a boat in this size range should give serious consideration to the Windy 26 SN. It's a great little trawler.
At first glance, the Windy 26 SN looks like any conventional hardtop express cruiser, with a cabin trunk forward and the helm positioned at the very front of the cockpit. On closer inspection, the boat proves to be a classic double-ended Norwegian trawler design. It carries a Danish certification plate equivalent to Lloyd's of London's 100 A1 specifications. The cockpit is engineered for maximum space and comfort, and the topsides of the hand-laid fiberglass hull are simulated lap-strake with a traditional black sheer-line along the length of the top "plank."
The transom is rounded, which deflects the wave energy from a following sea. A heavy-duty, folding aluminum swim ladder on the extra wide wrap around platform offers almost limitless water recreation possibilities.
The Windy was pleasingly stable both at dock and at all speeds. It has a full length skeg, a flat run aft and two stabilizing bilge keels molded into the aft ends of both chines. A big rudder makes this single engine boat easy to handle while docking or performing tight maneuvers. It is quite easy to steer in reverse both to port and to starboard.
The anchor locker is deep with a ring to secure the anchor line. As you work your way aft down the side deck, there are two sets of handrails. The surfaces of both the foredeck and the cabin roof thoughtfully feature a non-skid finish.
For those long summer evenings, either docked in the harbor or swinging on a hook in some northern bay, the cockpit has seats with seat and back cushions built along both sides and across the transom. A full length hard top has been added (2017) and makes the cockpit a wonderful, all-weather living space. The clear cockpit enclosure (2018) opens fully to give an open boat feeling, has screened opening sections for ventilation on buggy nights, and full curtains for privacy at the dock. Tucked into the narrow aft deck is a propane locker with a lid and drain.
The fiberglass hardtop forward has solid side windows to protect the helm against spray. A large sliding tinted Plexiglass hatch in the hardtop over the helm station provides the captain with sunshine. The helm is located on the starboard side of the cockpit. The shift and throttle is a single-lever Morse control. Visibility from the double-width helm seat is good in all directions. The helm seat, adjustable fore and aft, has storage compartments below.
The Windy's galley is located in the cockpit, not down below. It runs along the port side of the cockpit and is equipped with a sink, pressurized water, a two-burner propane stove and a 12- volt electric refrigerator. The galley is made more flexible by a hinged lid that covers the top of the stove, giving added counter space. The boat is equipped with shore power and the convenience of a dual-voltage refrigerator and 110-volt outlets. LED lighting throughout enhances energy-efficient evening pleasures.
The engine is easily accessible via large cockpit floor hatches. The engine compartment and the underside of the hatches are covered with sound-deadening material.
As you enter the cabin, the private head is to port. It is equipped with a standard porcelain marine toilet and holding tank. A fiberglass sink is corner-mounted.
To starboard of the companionway is a combination hanging locker and storage area that serves as the entrance to the quarter berth. The large quarterberth extends aft under the helm and helm seat. The quarter berth area is bright and airy, not claustrophobic.
The entire forward area of the cabin is a U-shaped dinette that converts to a huge double bed. Visibility is outstanding because the cabin windows are large and clear. Even a child sitting in the cabin can see out the forward and side windows. Naturally, the windows are equipped with drapes for privacy. Teak paneling and trim are used for all bulkheads, doors and cabinets.
A complete, new (June 2020) survey is available for serious inquiries only.
Engine……...…Volvo Penta gas engine (hours unknown)
Included: Dual-axle trailer
The list of improvements to this beautiful vessel is extensive following the 2017/18 refit. Features include but not limited to;
Hardtop added 2017
Canvas by Top Shop, Kingston ($5,600 2018), including sun covers for side and front cockpit windows and an awning for the forward cabin windows.
Two house batteries, separate engine start battery,
Battery charger: Solar PL2320 Pro-logix 20 amp 6/12V (2018)
Inverter: Samlex pure sine wave power inverter with remote (2018)
SunTech Solar 100 watt panel with MPPT Controller (2018)
Speedometer: Raymarine i40 (2018)
Depth Sounder: Hawkeye D10DX.O6T (2018)
Propane stove top and propane tank installed (2018)
Nova Kool fridge R2600DC, 2.4 Cu. Ft. ($1,000 2018)
Spade Anchor with 30' Chain, 150' rode.
6 large fenders
4 Dock lines
30’ Shore power cord