Designed to reaffirm Windy’s traditional values, the new 29 features a pared back profile, an acute deep-V hull from Hans-Jørgen Johnsen and a top speed in excess of 45 knots. Replacing the popular and long-serving 28 Ghibli, the new 29 also features an extended hull, a lengthened bathing platform and a new cockpit layout that aims to emphasise the pleasures of outdoor living.

Windy 29

Distinctive rhomboid windows in the topsides are designed to channel plenty of natural 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 galley area by the companionway.

Like the new 26 Kharma and 31 Zonda, the 29 Coho also comes equipped with Windy’s ingenious new canopy design, which can easily be erected by one person in just a few minutes, and is completely hidden when stowed. Ben Toogood, of UK Windy dealer, Berthon, said: “It makes such a difference over conventional canopies. 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 after a wind - 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 Coho is available with single or twin and petrol or diesel sterndrive installations. You can see more of the new Windy 29 on stand 5E20 at the Düsseldorf Boat Show or at

Written by: Alex Smith
Alex Smith is an ex-Naval officer, with extensive experience as a marine journalist, boat tester and magazine editor. Having raced as a Pilot in the National Thundercat Series and as a Navigator in the inaugural Red Sea RIB Rally, he has now settled in the West Country, where he lives and works as a specialist marine writer and photographer from his narrowboat in Bath.