Since she first hit the water back in 2011 the Windy 31 Zonda has built an awesome reputation for her un-paralleled ability on the water, clever design and stunning good looks. She was reviewed by Motor Boats Monthly as the “best hull we’ve ever tested” and was awarded the accolade of 2012 Motor Boat of the Year.
“KAIMANA” has been clinically maintained from new, is highly specified and immaculate – with only 39 hours run! She is over-wintered under her cover with heaters and dehumidifier to keep her snug and dry.
Fitted with Volvo Penta’s super-efficient and ultra-reliable Volvo Penta D6-400 common rail diesel, this hull is perfectly matched to the power-plant – with effortless high thirties cruising and 43 knots on tap when the conditions allow. Not only does the D6 give proper kick in the back acceleration, and a super-smooth delivery of power through the rev range but being a single installation, it places the weight directly over the keel, keeping the boat in ideal trim when driving fast, and ensuring that landings are soft and that her handling is predictable, and thus safe. The helming position is of course sensational – with everything falling to hand and plenty of handholds and bracing points – but with the Zonda the whole crew is looked after. The three forward seats are supportive, well-bolstered and extremely comfortable through more challenging weather, with the screen providing just the right protection height to feel involved and sporty, whilst keeping any light spray off the dash. The sidescreens run well aft down the cockpit to protect all passengers in the aft cockpit area, which is deceptively sheltered, as well as being a great place to chat and relax. That big aft sunpad not only is a great spot to catch some rays, but ensures that the engine noise is well muted – this is a very quiet boat at speed (please see the Db figures in the performance chart). Windy cleverly deal with storage for fenders, warps and general boating clutter in a series of moulded cockpit bins and lockers, whilst the canopy folds neatly away into a moulded recess when not deployed – there has been a huge amount of thought put into this design.
So the Zonda is mainly about the handling, the ride and the cockpit, but her cabin really works. The fixed double berth is practical – with reading lights, a big storage space beneath, and the cabin is finished in a warm satin walnut, with a small but perfectly-formed galley area to port and separate heads to starboard. This example has Eberspacher diesel cabin heating (with cockpit and saloon outlets) – and is seriously usable for year-round cruising – so please do call us for further information on her and a chance to view her for yourself.
Berthon Yacht Sales
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