Banzai has just completed a re-fit with an open checkbook and is now a stunning example of the open salon Windsor Craft 40 built by Vicem Yachts. Known for the cold-molded construction and hand crafted mahogany interior, this model features twin inboard Yanmar diesel engines, generator, AC, island berth in the master stateroom and private head with separate stall shower. You will be in awe of the high gloss mahogany interior. Updated electronics and equipment. Compare any boat and you will not see better value in any boat...….. or one as simply beautiful as this one.
ON DISPLAY AT THE MIAMI YACHT SHOW - February 13th - 17th
BANZAI has an open-salon allowing for an immense entertaining area when all of the canvas is removed.
Enter the cockpit through the transom door from the teak swim platform. L shaped seating with a large varnished mahogany table is to port and there is a fresh water shower on the transom.
Forward on the starboard side is a varnished console that contains an electric BBQ grill, refrigerator, storage and wine chiller
Moving forward and up one step is the salon area under the hardtop. Canvas with isinglass separates this area from the cockpit when needed. Port side is a large sofa with varnished mahogany end tables on either side. A custom TV lift is hidden in the side table with a Samsung tv installed. Starboard is the U shaped galley with everything hidden below varnished cabinets when not in use. Forward to starboard is the helm with custom wheel and updated electronics. AC is provided in this area.
Overhead is an opening sun roof. Canvas is provided including cockpit cover, window covers and table cover.
Engine room is accessed through hatch in cockpit with door leading forward. Upgraded sound insulation provided by SOUNDDOWN.
Galley is located on deck, under the hardtop along the starboard side. U-shaped and finished in beautiful high gloss mahogany with covered consoles fore and aft that lift to reveal granite countertops, stainless sink and electric cooktop. In cabinets below there is a refrigerator/freezer, ice maker, Sharp carousel microwave oven and storage.
The stateroom has a Queen size island berth with storage drawers below, mirror and headboard mounted on the bulkhead and reading lights on either side. Beautiful high-gloss mahogany cabinets are both port and starboard. Stainless steel opening ports are both port and starboard as well as overhead hatch. Hanging lockers are port and starboard and there is both stereo and ac control. Flat screen TV mounted on bulkhead.
Starboard side is the head with granite countertops, TECMA head, stainless sink, mahogany cabinets and opening stainless port.
Port side is a large, separate stall shower with seat, storage and opening stainless steel port.
Side power bow and stern thruster
Samsung 23" LCD TV in stateroom
Samsung 32" LCD SmartTV is salon on custom lift
Fusion stereo system
Clarion stereo speakers
Custom paddle board racks mounted on hardtop
Bow cushions with tie down straps for cabin top
Glendenning cable coiler
Stainless steel swim ladder
PropSpeed on all running gear new 2019
Plow stainless steel anchor
Onan 7kw generator
Bennett trim tabs
The cold-molded construction operation simply involves layers of thin veneers, oriented at different angles, glued over a mold. The glue in this case being a specially formulated epoxy resin. The marriage of engineered wood with formulated resins yields a hull that is lighter, stronger and more durable than a traditionally built boat. There are two basic reasons for this:
1- Firstly, laminating several layers of wood at 90-degree angles optimizes the unidirectional strength of this naturally flexible product, making it ideally suited to resist and absorb the complex forces applied to a hull in a seaway. Secondly,
2- Wood is a very strong material. However, this strength is unidirectional, meaning you can easily bend the wood in one direction but it would break if you try to bend it in the other direction. Binding together several layers of wood at 90-degree angles makes the hull much stronger in resisting the complex set of forces that effect the vessel during navigation.
Preventing the hull from absorbing more moisture than ideal is crucial in a wooden boat. Many woods are two or even three times stronger when dry than they are when saturated with moisture. The cold molding system aims to keep the wood dry. The epoxy soaks deep into the wood, sealing it off from moisture and oxygen. Keeping the water out means no swelling and no rotting. The glued joints are firmly bonded for long periods of time. Through this method, the hull skin is built upon a wood frame in four directional layers of African or South American Mahogany (Sapele) composite planking.
The first layer (-45 degrees) is fastened to the frames, keel, chine and sheer strake with galvanized nails and saturated with epoxy; the second layer (+45 degrees) and third layer (90 degrees) are fastened and bonded with epoxy and stainless steel staples, while the fourth layer (0 degrees) is fastened via epoxy and stainless steel strapped staples that are then removed, leaving behind a smooth hull with no visible markings. For larger, heavier yachts, an additional inner layer of edge-fastened strip planking mechanically locked together in a bead and cove fashion, with two outer layers of diagonally fastened mahogany planking, is required. Both methods have mahogany laminated internal structural members for the keel, chine, sheer and beams.
The final structural construction step requires coating the entire bilge area, engine room and exterior of the hull with 10oz E-glass cloth, epoxy resin and a polyurethane paint system. The exterior of the full is finished on top of the E-glass by multiple steps of long boarding, epoxy fairing compounds, epoxy primers and polyurethane paint to achieve a mirror-like finish. The result is a yacht that has all the advantages of a laminated wood hull, such as natural insulating properties for sound and humidity, and is also stronger than standard fiberglass and traditionally built wooden yachts.