The boat featured is not currently for sale by Boatshed. The boat information and images presented are part of Boatshed’s back catalogue of the 25,000+ boats we have listed in the last 20 years and appear here for general information and guidance purposes about Boatshed and our boat selling systems and services

Windy 31 Tornado

2 x diesel 170hp
£0 Sold / Unavailable
  • Boat REF#  ·  273600
  • Length  ·  9.42m
  • Year  ·  1997
  • Construction  ·  GRP
  • Underwater profile  ·  Planing
  • Sleeping berths  ·  4
  • Engine  ·  2 x diesel 170hp, Volvo KAD32 (1998)
  • Lying  ·  Gosport
Boatshed Portsmouth
Boatshed Portsmouth
Samantha Cassell

The boat featured is not currently for sale by Boatshed. The boat information and images presented are part of Boatshed’s back catalogue of the 25,000+ boats we have listed in the last 20 years and appear here for general information and guidance purposes about Boatshed and our boat selling systems and services

Extra Details

Designer Hans J Johnsen
Builder Windy Boats AS
Lying Gosport
Fuel capacity 591.0 ltr (130.0 USG) Total - 1 Tanks
Water capacity 159.0 ltr (35.0 USG) Total - 1 Tanks


Engine 2 x diesel 170hp
Engine make and model Volvo KAD32 (1998)
Engine Hours Not Recorded
Engine Cooled Indirect
Steering wheel
Drive out
Prop(s) 3 blade
Fuel consumption (approx) Not Recorded
Cruising speed (approx) 22 knots
Max speed (approx) 30 knots

She has 2 x 170HP Volvo Penta KAD32DPs. These are turbo-charged, 4 cylinder, direct injection diesels with compressors and after coolers. She has DuoProp sterndrives. Trim tabs with Bennet indicators.

She has been serviced annually using the same volvo specialist engineer for the last 5 years. Full receipts held for total engine rebuilds in 2013. She had engines and outdrives fully serviced in May 19 along with full antifoul and anodes.

She has a 12v electrical system, 2 engine cranking batteries and 1 domestic battery with a battery charger (Batteries replaced in jul 20). A 240v shore supply system enable appliances to be plugged in whilst on shore power. Sockets are fitted in the internal cabin space, engine compartment and aft on the upper deck. Shore cable included.


Length 9.42m
Beam 2.99m
Draft Min 1.00m
Draft Max 1.00m
Headroom 1.85m
Storage On marina

Electrical Systems

12 volt battery, 3 batteries charged by: engine, shore power


Construction GRP
Underwater profile Planing
Finish Gelcoat finish

She has a full beam aft permanent cabin and heads off the main saloon. The accommodation is surprisingly versatile.

She has a pressurised hot and cold freshwater system with mixer tap in heads and galley. A hot shower is fitted in the Heads and on the Bathing platform. A sink and fridge are fitted in the cockpit with cold water only. Hot water is provided via a 20l engine calorifier and immersion when on shore power.

She will sleep 4/5 (4 comfortably) with a combination of a huge full beam aft cabin (twin or double) with privacy curtain and reading lights and a double berth sofa conversion with infill table and cushions in the forward saloon.

A separate heads compartment to starboard faces the galley to port. The galley is fitted with white hardware and hinged worktop concealing a sink and twin paraffin plate hob. A combination microwave oven is also included for use when on shore power. The heads compartment has good storage, mirror, basin with mixer tap, reliable toilet and shower (wetroom). It has a shower pump and ventilator/blower arrangement.

The cockpit has an L-Shaped sofa in white vinyl, varnished wood folding table. There is an electro-hydraulic opening engine hatch, cockpit refrigerator with icebox. Twin helmsman and co-pilot adjustable bolster seats, 2 fire extinguishers, self draining cockpit. There is an electric windlass forward that can be remotely or locally operated for the anchor. All fenders and mooring lines included. There is a well designed canopy frame with canvas cover providing totally watertight all year cockpit utility. The original tonneau cover is also included and in good condition. the bathing platform is fitted with snap davits and a 2.4m tender with outboard is available at extra cost through negotiation.


Total # of berths 4
No. of double berths 2
Cabin(s) 1
Sink 1
Shower 1
Heads 1 heads (Manual)

2 burner paraffin Stove


Pressurised water system
Hot water system
Cockpit shower
Bar Sink

2 burner paraffin Stove

Deck Gear

Swim Platform
Swim Ladder
Instrument Covers
Cockpit Enclosure

Electric Lewmar windlass
1 anchors
30.00m of chain
Seago dinghy (unknown year)
2hp outboard, Yamaha, Long shaft (unknown year)

Nav Equipment

VHF DSC radio
Chart plotter
Navigation lights
Depth sounder

She has a Garmin 700 Series GPS plotter and a Garmin 200 Series VHF. She is fitted with a Log and echosounder and a Magnetic compass. I have always maintained dual redundancy through an iPAD iNav system and handheld VHF.

Safety Equipment

Carbon Monoxide detector
Life jackets
Life buoys
Swim ladder

2 bilge pumps (1 manual / 1 electric)

Broker's Comments

Really great motor cruiser so much room inside and out. Although 1997 boat she was actually launched 1998. This boat must have one of the largest aft berth i have seen in a boat this size. The cockpit space is just amazing with a cockpit tent giving you several variations of open/up and down. Loved the hydraulic switch for the engine bay hatch and the engines sound good - check out the video. Along with being a nice looking boat she is very well built and very capable on the water. 2 x 170hp engines proves pretty economical even on a trip across the channel (£200 the owner told me). The interior of this boat appears to be in really good condition upholstery, headlining, floors everything. only pint to note is she will benefit from a good polish on her exterior!

These boat details are subject to contract.
Note: Offers on the asking price may be considered.

This Windy 31 Tornado has been personally photographed and viewed by Samantha Cassell of Boatshed Portsmouth. Click here for contact details.

Owners FAQ's

How long have you owned the boat for?

3 and a half years

Why are you selling her?

Personal circumstances

Where have you sailed her?

France and South Coast of England

The particulars herein are intended to give a fair description of the vessel but are not guaranteed as accurate. They shall not form part of any offer or contract for the sale of the vessel. The prospective purchaser is recommended to independently check the particulars. The vendor is not selling in the course of a business unless otherwise stated. Personal property is excluded from the sale of the vessel unless specifically included in the listing specifications above or in a Purchase Contract. Personal property may be equipment or gear not permanently attached to the vessel including but not limited to: artwork, entertainment equipment, fishing equipment, TV receivers, recreational equipment, kayaks, tools, and personal appliances. Photos that may incidentally depict owners' personal property do not convey that such items are included in the sale of the vessel unless specifically listed herein.

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