April 18, 2023

Improve-it = Tornado 38

In the fall of 2022 Tornado launched its latest improved 38 model.  This latest Tornado 38 is powered by twin FPT 450hp with line shaft propulsion.  Other shown improvements to the 38 where the new glazed windows on the hull side which replaced the traditional port hole windows.  An iconic model the 38 was launched by Tornado in 1985, inspired not little from the Magnum 38 from the sixties and seventies and produced in over five hundred units over the years in four variants; Classic/Sport, Flush Deck, Sedan, and the Cruising version.  The popular first two versions signified a different cockpit layout, with the Sedan launched in mid nineties being the rare hardtop version, and the Cruising from 2010 offering a more spacious lower deck and a revised cockpit layout.  A T-Tender 38 project presented in 2018 never materialized.  Today the Tornado 38 is simply called by its size with the model being similar in layout and cockpit to the Flush Deck version.  A Tornado 38 with shafts is not completely new, as the Italian builder build a few of these on order back in the eighties and nineties.  Going into its fiftieth birthday in 2025, it will be interesting to see if Tornado will do something special to celebrate its forever classic 38.

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