New Windy 29 Coho makes world debut at the 2013 Dusseldorf Boat Show


With its hot handling, cool good looks, and superbly versatile cockpit, Windy Boats new 29 Coho sportsboat looks set to take the market by storm when it makes its debut at the 2013 Düsseldorf Boat Show (19-27 January).

The new 29 Coho reaffirms Windys new focus on core brand values, with a pared-down, classic profile, a rapiersharp deep-vee hull designed by Hans-Jørgen Johnsen, and a blistering top speed of over 45 knots.

Replacing the popular and long-serving 28 Ghibli in the shipyards model range, the new 29 features an extended hull and lengthened bathing platform, with a new cockpit layout that emphasises outdoor living and relaxation.

Large rhomboid windows in the topsides let in lots of light down below, where the upgraded accommodation centres on a large, luxuriously finished double berth forward, with a practical head and shower compartment, and a useful and well-equipped galley area by the companionway.

Along with the new 26 Kharma and 31 Zonda, the 29 Coho features Windys ingenious new canopy design, which can be easily put up by one person in just a few minutes, and is completely hidden when stowed. It makes such a difference over conventional canopies, says Ben Toogood, of UK Windy dealer Berthon. Weve even had owners of the 28 Ghibli saying that the canopy alone is enough to justify trading up to the 29.

Like many of its stablemates this new Windy model is named in honour of a wind in this case the cold airstream that blasts down the Columbia River valley in Oregon, which is in turn named after the legendary silver-sided Pacific salmon. The aptly-named Coho is available with single or twin, petrol or diesel sterndrive installations.

The Windy 29 Coho can be seen on the Windy Boats stand (5E20) at the 2013 Düsseldorf Boat Show (19-27 January) alongside the Windy 26 Kharma, the Windy SR26 Tender, the Windy 31 Zonda, the Windy 40 Maestro and the Windy 45 Chinook.

Windy 29 Coho stats

  • Length overall 8.85m (29ft 0in)
  • Beam 2.70m (8ft 10in)
  • Displacement 3.25 tonnes approx
  • Height 2.05m
  • Engine options 1 x 400hp Volvo D6 sterndrive 2 x 220hp Volvo D3 sterndrive 1 x 380hp Volvo V8 Sterndrive
  • Fuel capacity 400 lt (106 US gal)
  • Water capacity 80 lt (21 US gal)
  • Maximum speed 45+ knots
  • Cruising speed 38+ knots
  • Cruising range 300 nautical miles
  • CE category B
  • Designer Hans-Jørgen Johnsen, Windy
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