“Touch Wood” is a well-specified example of the superb 32 Grand Tornado from the Windy range of Scandinavian sports-cruisers. Her engines are the 260HP D4-EVCs from Volvo Penta, for 42+ knots performance. The D4 is a 4-cylinder common-rail diesel, compressed, after-cooled and turbo-charged block’ with double overhead camshafts and drives a DuoProp stern-drive leg for optimum performance. Her engines and stern-drives have recently undergone a major Volvo Penta agent service (noted later in these particulars), and she is running beautifully.
With a full-beam aft cabin and heads off the main saloon, the Grand Tornado’s accommodation is surprisingly versatile. In terms of handling, the steering is absolutely finger-light, with strong performance at higher speeds and a planted, neutral feel to her underfoot. The cockpit deck is both sociable, yet very practical, with a converting aft sun-pad and twin helm seats for a great driving environment. Built in Norway to a very high standard – these are rare to find.