RUNNING BEAR is a highly-specified, extremely well maintained example of the superb 31 Tornado from Windy Boats of Norway. The fine entry and true deep-V hull profile make her a true driver’s dream; handling perfectly whether you are in the marina or out in the rough stuff. The steering is absolutely beautiful, with strong performance at higher speeds and the very planted, neutral trim, will give you great confidence.
RUNNING BEAR’s engines were replaced in 2005 for the popular KAD 300 diesels, offering fantastic balance, performance and economy from Volvo Penta, with top end performance reaching an impressive 45 knots! The KAD 300 is a 6-cylinder compressor, after-cooled and turbo-charged block, unleashing 285hp and driving a duo prop stern-drive leg for optimum performance.
With a full-beam aft cabin and heads with shower off the main saloon, galley, convertible forward berth, the Tornado’s accommodation is surprisingly versatile and offers real weekend potential, in a 31ft hull. The cockpit is laid in teak and reassuringly fitted deep inside the hull, making it safe for the whole family, which is one the secrets to Windy’s success.
RUNNING BEAR has been in her current ownership for 18 years and in that time no expense has been spared, when maintaining this Windy 31 Tornado, including invoices for Volvo annual servicing on both the engines and outdrives. Winterizing, anodes and antifouling has taken place ashore annually and the owner has done a great job keeping her updated through the years. RUNNING BEAR is listed for sale due to family commitments preventing her being used this year and therefore the owner would prefer her to be enjoyed, rather than left ashore.
RUNNING BEAR is turnkey ready and it fantastic condition, must be viewed to be appreciated. Please call +44 (0) 1590 679222 for more details.
We have had amazing fun in our Tornado over the past 18 years. She has always got us home and deals with the rough stuff as only a Windy can. She is a very quick yacht – we have returned to Lymington from Dartmouth in 3 hours and you can cruise at 32-36 knots with ease. The build quality of a Windy (not to mention the flowing lines ….) mean that with a little extra effort you can keep the yacht in excellent order long after other yachts look dated and old. We will be very sorry to see RUNNING BEAR go but intend to return to the Windy fold within a few years.
Berthon Yacht Sales
Tel: 0044 (0)1590 679 222