March 5, 2010

Project: Tornado 38 Cruising

Tornado continue to update its 38 and after the Flush Deck and Sport versions revisits the model again by presenting the new Cruising project. As the name says it, the new 38 Cruising will offer more accommodation inside and outside. Designed by the Milan H3O firm the 38 Cruising is the ultimate update, completing the circle of this legendary Tornado model. While on aesthetics alone you would think the 38 Cruising is apart the cockpit layout the same to the Flush Deck or Sport versions a close inspection will tell you there is much more. While looking very similar the new 38 Cruising deceives the eye getting an increased cockpit floor height of twenty centimetres, and the fore deck extended further aft by sixty centimetres. Both these changes occur in order to get extra space for a double cabin to mid ship. The 38 Cruising will also offer three interior layout plans. While all will have two cabins to fore and mid ship these plans distinct themselves for a minimal or more traditional style choice. Just take your pick, is the name of the game here. The cockpit now is also changed for having everything to the opposite of the Flush Deck model, helm to port side, L-shaped settee and sun pad to starboard, and access transom door to port. Power will be a stern drive Volvo D4 or D6 choice, which should give a 40 knots top speed with the bigger engine option as on the other versions.