The 28 Ghibli’s legendary Norwegian build quality and exceptional handling characteristics on the water have made her an ideal choice for many.
The hull is by Hans J Johnsen, and, believe me, this hull will stay planted, dry and comfortable when much bigger boats are struggling. The 28 has a full-width cockpit (access forward is through the central windscreen section) with twin gas-sprung and bolstered helm/navigators seats forward, a central seating section, and then a huge aft sunpad which sits on top of the powered engine bay hatch.
Below decks, there is a neat galley to port, with a sink, diesel hob (so there is no gas on board – or any need to be on shore power to cook) and preparation surface. Facing the galley is a separate heads compartment with a manual wc and a sink. The forward saloon is a large, wrap-round dinette with a central table which lowers to make a very good-sized double berth as required. There is plenty of light and ventilation, and all surfaces are properly trimmed (as you should expect) with top quality materials to make your time on board as comfortable and relaxed as is possible.
Her machinery space is easy to work in, with plenty of space and easy access to main service items, with a central lazarette space and storage under the side seating for general cruising kit. In short, the 28 Ghibli is highly versatile, sea-sure and fun. Why wouldn’t you?
“Bob” has been much loved by friends and family, providing many happy memories. Moored at our second home in the Cote D’Azur, “Bob” has never looked out of place whether moored alongside a superyacht for an evening in St Tropez or a quieter overnight trip to the islands with friends. Looks and handling in all seas are superb, and “Bob” can easily take you from water skiing, to an onboard family meal or an overnight stay. Windy’s legendary build quality, looks and finish shine through and to maintain this Bob has been overwintered and serviced in the same boatyard every year throughout our ownership and we have taken care to ensure that anything requiring attention is attended to. The space is incredibly flexible and bow cushions were an extra that we had bespoke made that give even more comfortable relaxing space. “Bob” will be much missed, but desires for voyages further afield demand a larger boat, which is of course, another Windy. Put simply, the Windy Ghibli is beautiful, both easy to helm and exhilarating, and superbly built and appointed.”