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. The new 29 Coho reaffirms Windy's new focus on core brand values, with a pared-down, classic profile, a rapiersharp deep-vee hull designed by Hans-Jorgen Johnsen, and a blistering top speed of over 45 knots.
Replacing the popular and long-serving 28 Ghibli in the shipyard's model range, the new 29 features an extended hull and lengthened bathing platform, with a new cockpit layout that emphasizes 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 Windy's 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. "We've 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 honor of a wind â 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.
Beam: 8 ft. 10 in.