“I really think it’s one of the most beautiful boats Hans Jørgen Johnsen has ever designed for us,” comments Windy CEO Knut Heiberg-Andersen. “The Zonda is a low-profile weekender concept with no hardtop, no radar arch – just a great hull and plenty of horsepower. She’s sleek, functional and sexy.”
Focused on a deep, secure cockpit and performance-oriented helm position, the Zonda’s simple and elegant accommodation is designed around the needs of an overnighting couple. There is a single sleeping cabin down below, with a big double bed, a generous shower compartment and a small galley.
The cockpit seating is sheltered by a canopy on a folding stainless steel frame which is designed to be as effortless as possible to put up, and unobtrusive when stowed. The 24 degree, deep-vee hull can be powered by single or twin sterndrive installations from Volvo, up to a maximum of 440hp.
Commenting on the choice of name, Heiberg-Andersen says, “like all our boats it’s named after a wind – the warm, dry viente zonda which blows down from the Andes in Argentina. But if this is a boat that puts owners in mind of a certain rare and desirable sports car, then that’s hardly surprising.”
The launch of the Windy 31 Zonda is planned for Spring 2011 and is sure to attract interest from the Windy faithful and those in the market looking for a high performance sports boats with the creator comforts of a larger sports cruiser.
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