Windy 25 Mirage - SOLD
Ben Nichols - +44 (0)1489 550583
2009 Windy 25 Mirage - SOLD
2009 Windy 25 Mirage - SOLD
2009 Windy 25 Mirage fitted with a single Volvo Penta D4-260 (260hp) with approximately 250 hours run. "Bazani" is very well equipped including bow thruster, teak decking, blue hull, tonneau cover, full hood, shore power, holding tank, Raymarine plotter etc etc.
The Windy 25 Mirage was described by Motorboat & Yachting as "The best handling boat in the world” in the test in 1999 when the model was first launched.
She is sure to sell extremely quickly, so don't delay!
She is due to arrive in Swanwick Marina very soon. Please call Ben Nichols on 07825 747 652 or email email@example.com to arrange a viewing ASAP in Chichester.
The Windy 25 Mirage is a miracle of sportiness, with fantastic sea-keeping qualities, providing speed in safety and comfort, thanks to its precision WinTech V hull.
If ever a sports boat punched above her size and weight, then it surely has to be the sublime Windy 25 Mirage. Windy Boats began building the 25 in their Norwegian base at Arendal, with early examples from the late 1990s being powered by Volvo Penta’s punchy KAD44 260HP diesel engine, or the 280hp V8 petrol – with both options delivering over 40 knots. Hans Jorgen Johnsen designed the hull, employing a 23-degree transom deadrise, sharpening to 25 degrees through the midships section, to a knife-like 45-degree bow shape, with huge inherent strength being afforded by the Wintec multi-axial glass lay-up of her hull. The result is a precise, immensely manoeuvrable and highly responsive hull, giving a phenomenally reassuring driving experience and all-weather ride. The sea-keeping from these 2 ton, 25’ flying machines is hard to compare against other similar boats of her size – and this combined with a superbly ergonomic helm console, sprung helm and co-helm seat, clear dash and a wrap-round screen that you can hunker down below if conditions demand.
It is thus unsurprising that Motor Boat & Yachting’s 1999 review of an early 25 Mirage hailed her as the “The best handling boat in the world”.
The cockpit aft of the helm area is an open, simple U-shaped sofa – and the whole area can be covered under a camper canopy or a tonneau cover for daily use. Excellent engine access is via a hinged central insulated lid (yes – she is very quiet under-way), with smoothly moulded storage lockers beneath the seating and a stowage hold beneath her teak-laid cockpit floor. The recessed refrigerator and inset sink are set forward in the cockpit to port, and a curved door slides open to access the cabin. This is beautifully finished, with a hanging locker to port, concealed marine WC to starboard, and a central sofa and table, which cleverly converts into a prop double berth – although she’s an overnighter/weekender, rather than a grand tourer!
Another testament to the 25 Mirage’s initial “rightness” is the fact that production continued for another eleven years, with zero change to her hull and only small tweaks to her general layout. In fact, the hull continued into the Windy 26 Kharma, which has only very recently ceased building, so late examples of the 25 are much sought-after, and “BAZANI”, is no exception. She is specified with 3.7 litre Volvo D4 (260hp) common-rail diesel – so this is a proper 42 knot pocket rocket. Her cockpit cushions are finished in classic blue Sunbrella material (a very hardwearing, soft-touch fabric) and her bright Mayfair interior cushions show hardly any use.
Windy are a product of traditional craftsmanship, enhanced with the aid of modern technology. The latest technological innovation is the Wintec hull concept, which gives improved performance, greater strength and reduced noise throughout the vessel.The hull is reinforced with advanced multi-axial glass-fibre matting and Divinycell. This allows a reduction in the boat's weight of up to 20% whilst offering noticeably improved stability. All the Windy models are CE-labelled. This means that Windy meets all the requirements laid down for quality control documentation and product liability within the EU. In the process of obtaining approval, the company has also introduced new methodologies construction principles and more advanced construction production equipment, resulting in more cost-effective and quality-oriented processes in-house. But above all, Windy is a “Boat Builder” and not a manufacturer of boats, a philosophy, which characterizes their production staff and all those within their distribution network.
Extra items fitted to Bazani over the standard specification
- Teak laid decking in the cockpit.
- Teak laid decking on the bathing platform
- Full blue hull band
- Cockpit upholstery in blue Sunbrella.
- Cabin upholstery in Mayfair fabric.
- Sun cushion to bow.
- 1000W Electric anchor windlass with stainless steel anchor and self stowing bow roller.
- Raymarine C70 Chart plotter.
- Raytheon ST60 Tridata.
- Raymarine VHF / DSC.
- Rudder indicator.
- Holding tank with 3-way valve.
- Shore power system with outlet in cabin.
- Tonneau cover.
- Off-white Hellytech camper canopy.
- Volvo Penta D4-260 EVC DP.
- Circa. 250 engine hours
- Volvo Penta DPH drive.
- The D4-series is compact high-performance diesel - coupled to the fully matched DPH drive, the D4-engines give perfect driving feel, reliability and safety. Low on noise and exhaust, plus low vibrations further reduced by the balance shafts and optimized engine suspension. Fuel consumption is low compared to other diesels, minimal compared to gasoline alternatives.