Windy 37 Grand Mistral Hard Top for sale

Devon, United Kingdom

£159,995 GBP

Tax Paid / Included

Windy 37 Grand Mistral Hard Top - 2007 Windy 37 Grand Mistral Hard Top - JOVI - for sale
General information
Windy 37 Grand Mistral Hard Top
Used power boat for sale
£159,995 GBP
Price comment
2007-model with only 660hrs run!
Tax / VAT status
Paid / Included
Name of boat
Hans J Johnsen
Length overall
11.14 metres
3.50 metres
1.10 metres
8,300 kg
Devon, United Kingdom

About this Windy 37 Grand Mistral Hard Top


Late build and low hours example of the cult classic Windy 37 Grand Mistral Hardtop. Over £60,000 spent in the past two seasons. A very special motor yacht.


JOVI is a sparkling late 2007 hardtop example of the cult classic Windy 37 Grand Mistral. She comes with the exceptional pedigree of being one of the most popular models of the legendary Windy Boats’ Yard in Norway, being renowned for their exceptional build quality, design and performance. With up to 38 knots on tap from her fully reconditioned 660hrs-run twin Volvo D4-260’s, JOVI will comfortably and safely cruise at +/- 30 knots thanks to her deep V-hull and legendary handling and seakeeping abilities that have made the Windy 37 a firm favourite amongst the family cruisers.

Thanks to her hardtop (with electric-retracting solid sunroof), JOVI offers a practical solution for all-weathers cruising. Her spacious cockpit includes convertible seating to create an additional daybed/ occasional additional sleeping space. Below decks, JOVI exudes the quality you would expect from Windy Boats with trademark high gloss interior joinery, a comfortable saloon, linear galley and two sleeping cabins with a large amidships heads compartment

Her specification highlights include:

• ‘Windy’ dark blue topsides.

• Twin Volvo Penta D4-260 260hp engine option on outdrives – overhauled by Volvo Agent – summer 2020.

• Bow thruster.

• Optional high gloss interior joinery.

• Electric anchor windlass.

• Teak to the cockpit and bathing platform soles.

• Electrically operated sunroof.

• Comfortable 2-double cabin 1-heads interior layout.

• Cockpit table lowers to create a double berth.

• Sun-bathing area to the foredeck.

• Raymarine radar chart plotter.

• Fusion sound system with speakers to the cockpit and saloon.

• TV in saloon.

• Eberspacher diesel fired cabin and cockpit heating.

• Gas stove & oven.

• Galley refrigerator.

• Cockpit refrigerator & sink.

• Folding bathing ladder.

• Cockpit shower.

With in excess of £60,000 invested since 2019 in making her perfect, she is now reluctantly offered for sale due to her owner’s change of lifestyle plans and busy life. ‘JOVI’ is UK-supplied, UK VAT-paid and beautifully presented, ready to enjoy immediately. She is available to view by prior appointment 7-days a week.


The Grand Mistral 37 was my first Windy experience! It was nearly nine years ago but the memory sits etched in my mind. Sadly, it was not mine but Tracy’s boat. Tracy was (and no doubt still is) a dyed-in-the-wool Windy fanatic, keen to spread the gospel by taking me out in a force 6 in the Solent. She had owned her KAD44-powered 2001 boat from new and had even shipped it out to the Far East when work beckoned. Now back in northern waters, her Grand Mistral was doing what it does best, running flat out into a weather nightmare.

I patiently waited my turn and it was not long before Tracy offered me the wheel. I did not want to appear too brutal with somebody else’s boat, Windy or not, so I threw her into some ever increasingly tighter turns for starters. With just over two turns lock to lock, the rakish Grand Mistral can be thrown around like a two-berth sports boat. Even with a strong sea hitting you on the beam at the apex of the turn, the stability of the deep-vee hull is reassuring. We then ran into the eye of the weather, with Tracy encouraging me to nail the throttles for the ultimate upwind Windy experience. I remember thinking, as we cracked on past 30 knots, that most sub-7 tonne sports cruisers would be running at low planning speeds in such conditions.

First introduced in 1998, the Grand Mistral 37 replaced the Grand Mistral 36 by growing 5 inches. Unlike the 36, the Grand Mistral 37 was offered in both open and hardtop versions from the onset, at a time when hardtop sports cruisers were relatively scarce. This Scandinavian aspect of the Grand Mistral would soon prove its worth as the UK summer became increasingly unpredictable. Sleekly styled, the hardtop has a sunroof opening to a third of the roof space. If you succumb to the inevitable craving for some wind in your face, you do not need to be a Scandinavian giant to drive standing with your head out of the top. The helm ergonomics are perfect seated or standing, with a chartplotter under your line of sight.

In the engine department… At only 6.5 tonnes (light), the Grand Mistral 37 was a very fast boat and still is. From 2005, the 37 was fitted with Volvo’s new D4 common-rail injection diesel engines.... Windy resisted offering the heavier 5.5L D6 engine, which some of her competitors were fitting to similar boats, as they rightly considered the power-to-weight ratio, weight distribution and efficiency spot on with D4s…

As with any pedigree sports cruisers, the secret is in the hull, and every yard has its own spin in this department. Windy combine a particularly narrow waterline beam of 9ft amidships with a distinct flare to the topsides to provide the boat with a topside beam of 11ft 6in. With a bow deadrise angle of 48 degrees, the Grand Mistral is exceedingly rakish where it counts, and the abundance of hull flare helps to keep most of the sea off the foredeck and windscreen. Unusually, the fuel tank on the Grand Mistral is located under the master cabin double berth, instead of the conventional location just forward of the engines. This undoubtedly has a positive effect on the boat’s running trim, efficiency and upwind performance into rough weather.

Though the overall appearance is that of a hull with forward concave sides, it is actually moulded in a series of mildly convex panels to enhance strength. Couple this to well-compacted hand-laid laminates and a closed-cell foam core (enhancing strength while reducing weight) and you have a tough hull, which is held together by some very serious stringers. When you look behind the scenes in the engine room, the standard of build is obvious. The internal laminate quality here is superb; everything is perfectly located, making engine checks a breeze. All ancillaries are mounted where you want them, with plenty of space to get at them, and impressively the fuel filters are located in a separate locker beneath the cockpit. More obviously, the external gelcoat finish is outstanding. Blue-hull boats have always been popular, and looking at About Time, featured in this article, you can see why. Windy gelcoat finish is notoriously good and probably one of the best brands when it comes to resisting sun and salt, which any colour other than white suffers from noticeably over time.

Though accommodation is second on the list of design priorities with this boat, it is far from wanting. The main cabin is comfortably what you expect from a boat built with performance and seakeeping as main priorities. The saloon will sit four snugly, and the galley is a compact affair, which in the case of later boats is very neatly finished in satin oak with a Corian worktop, hob, oven and 65L refrigerator. The heads is also compact and does not boast a separate shower cubicle, which, considering how infrequently people use on-board showers, is not really a major hardship. The forepeak master cabin boasts a good-size double berth and loads of small storage compartments around it as well as two small hanging lockers. It appears not an inch of space has been wasted. When it comes to sleeping accommodation my choice is the mid cabin, which is remarkably spacious, all things considered. There is full standing headroom in the doorway and the wide double berth is bigger than the forecabin.

The cockpit is your typical sports cruiser layout, in this case sporting plenty of helm seating that will take three easily. The horseshoe seating set-up behind will take six around the ultrahigh gloss teak table. The bathing platform boasts a fender cage, and in the same practical vein, the side decks sport tall guard rails.

A well-known marine surveyor once said to me, ˜If it costs £300,000 to build a boat that is 95% perfect, it will cost twice that to build one that is 100%, therefore few yards cross that 95% barrier. It would be fair to say that Windy are one of those few.”

Powerboat & Rib Magaine - 2016


Windy was established in 1966 by Hugo Vold. His father was a fisherman, and his family had many anxious moments awaiting his return as storms raged in the Skagerrak. All his father’s boats were called ‘Vindy’, and he brought every one of them safely back to port.

Vold shared his father’s love of, and deep respect for, the sea. Following his university education he became a boatbuilder. He wanted his vessels to be known for their seaworthiness and high quality, and he called his company ‘Windy’ in honour of his father’s sturdy fishing vessels.

At a time when Scandinavian producers ruled the European market, revolutionising boating and showing millions how to have fun on the water, Vold hired the best designers, sought out the finest boat builders and craftsmen and not only created a world-beating brand, but succeeded in turning the Windy name into a marque of quality.

55 years on, Windy Boats is proud to live according to Vold’s legacy, and to build production and custom boats which are acknowledged throughout the world as second to none.”



RCD Status:

• Our understanding is that the vessel complies with the Recreational Craft Directive and is categorised “B-Offshore” or similar for up to 10-persons.

Hull, Deck & Superstructure Construction:

• Hull is of a deep “V” design for improved handling and performance.

• Uses the Wintec hull concept for greater strength, reduced noise and improved performance.

• Hull reinforcement via advanced multi axial glass fibre matting and Divinicell PVC foam core material creating visibly improved stability and a reduction of approximately 20% in the vessel’s weight.

• GRP decks with moulded non-slip (making for reduced maintenance).

• Teak to the bathing platform and cockpit sole.

• White coloured GRP to hull topsides with a dark blue strip.


Engines & gearboxes:

• 2x Volvo Penta D4-260 in-line 4-cylinder turbocharged diesel engines producing approximately 260hp each (520hp combined) @ 3,200rpm or 250hp each at the propeller shaft.

• Common rail fuel injection system.

• Easily replaceable separate full-flow and bypass oil filter.

• Seawater-cooled tubular oil cooler.

• Fine water filter with water separator.

• Freshwater cooled turbocharger.

• Thermostatically regulated freshwater cooling.

• Tubular heat exchanger with separate large volume expansion tank.

• Seawater strainer and easily accessible impeller pump.

• Electronic shift and throttle controls at the helm position.

Maintenance & Performance:

• Engine hours: approx. Portside: 661, Starboard Side: 663 as of October 2021.

• Engines last serviced and re-conditioned including them being removed by Volvo Penta Agent – summer 2020.

• Outdrives last serviced – summer 2020.

• Cruising speed: approximately 28 knots.

• Maximum speed: approximately 38 knots.

Propulsion & Steering:

• Hydraulic power assisted steering.

• Bennett trim tabs.

• Duoprops on outdrives with built-in kick up function to reduce possible damage in the event of the drive colliding with an underwater object.

• Portside forward propellor replaced when original one found to be slipping – summer 2020.

• The starboard outdrive was removed and overhauled – summer 2021.

• Sidepower bow thruster.


Voltage systems:

• 12vDC domestic system with 230vAC and shore power.

• 230v circuits breaker panel.

Battery Banks:

• 1x engine start battery.

• 2x service batteries.

• All batteries in individual battery boxes located to the portside of the engine compartment.

• Volvo Penta multi-battery isolator positioned to the portside of the engine compartment.


• Mastervolt 12v Automatic battery charger.


• 2x 115Amp Engine-mounted alternators with Zener diodes to protect the system from peak voltage and integrated charging regulator with battery senser cable for maximum use of the alternator.

Shore Power:

• 230vAC shore power connection with 230vAC sockets in interior.

• Safeshore Marine galvanic isolator located in the portside of the engine compartment and which blocks low voltage DC currents getting aboard the vessel’s electrical system, which could cause galvanic corrosion to metal underwater fittings.


Fresh Water:

• Water is pressurised by 24vDC high-pressure pump system (pump located under the bed in the fore cabin).

• Hot & cold freshwater pressurised water supply throughout.

• Isotherm 40-litre hot water tank via 230v immersion heater element. Tank positioned to the starboard side of the engine compartment.

• Hot and cold bathing platform shower positioned to the portside.

Bilge Pumps:

• 1x 1,700 litres/hour electric bilge pump located in the engine compartment. Can be switched on manually or set to activate automatically.

• 1x 1.5 litres/stroke manual bilge pump located to the portside side of the cockpit with the handle stored to the underside of the cockpit lazarette lid, located aft of the companionway entrance.



• 2x aluminium diesel fuel tanks with a combined capacity of approximately 800-litres with gauge.

• Fuel filler points are located on the port side deck.

Fresh Water:

• Approximately 190-litres water tank capacity in an aluminium tank with gauge.

• Filler point is under the anchor locker lid located at the bow.

• The fresh water tank is also located at the bow.

Holding Tank:

• Approximately 110-litre capacity aluminium holding tank with gauge in the heads and Y-valve.

• Through hull fitting for emptying is under the cabin floor and the tank is located under the bed in the amidships cabin to the starboard side.

• The deck outlet fitting is on the port side deck.


Navigation Equipment:

• Raymarine C120 radar chartplotter.

• Suunto helming compass.

• Raymarine ST60+ tridata multi-function display showing speed, depth and log.

• Garmin GHC10 autopilot.

• SeaMe Active radar transponder positioned to the aft of the cockpit superstructure roof with a control at the helm position.

• Raymarine DSM300 Fishfinder digital sounder module integrates with Raymarine C120 display at helm position. Module is located to the starboard side of the forward bulkhead of the engine compartment.

Communication Equipment:

• Raymarine RAY54E VHF/DSC radio at the helm position. Cabin roof mounted whip aerial.


Galley Equipment:

• Smev 2-burner gas hob inset to the worktop with a hinged cover for when not in use.

• Smev oven.

• Isotherm front opening 62-litre refrigerator with freezer compartment.

• Stainless steel sink with mixer tap over and worktop insert.

Cockpit Galley Equipment:

• Isotherm 230vAC 41-litre fridge with freezer compartment.

• Sink with mixer tap.


• 1x Jabsco manual flush marine heads with a hinged cover to create a seat.

• Wash basin and moulded countertop and high gloss joinery edging with hot & cold fresh water supply via a combined tap and retractable shower head.

• GRP moulded shower sole with drain and sump pump.

Heating & Ventilation:

• Eberspacher Airtronic diesel fired hot air heating to the sleeping cabins, saloon, helm position and cockpit.

• Heater unit is positioned to the starboard side of the engine compartment and is run off the starboard engine.


• Meos TV to the saloon with remote control connected to a Glomex TV antenna.

• Sony Stereo radio/CD player and Fusion MP3/DVD system with cockpit and saloon speakers.


Accommodation Summary:

• Sleeps up to 4 in two cabins plus one heads. Additional occasional double berth to the cockpit.

Accommodation Finish:

• Optional high gloss interior joinery.

• Corian galley worktop with high gloss joinery edging.

• Corian removable galley sink infill.

• To the cockpit and helm position the upholstery is Sumbrella blue coloured.

• Fitted carpet to the saloon.

• Cream coloured leather upholstery to the saloon sofa.

• White coloured panelling and headlining creating a light feel to the interior.

• Cherry and mahogany cabin sole.

Accommodation Layout from Forward:

Owner’s Cabin:

• Central double berth with mattress and 1x storage draw and further cupboard under.

• 2x Opening portlights with curtains and flyscreens .

• Recessed deckhead lighting.

• Reading lights.

• Heater outlet.

• Cherry to the cabin sole.

• Deck hatch (485mm x 485mm).

• 1x shelved storage cupboard to starboard side.

• 1x hanging wardrobe to portside.

• Numerous cupboards.

Saloon Area:

• L-shaped sofa to portside with cream coloured leather upholstery.

• Eye level cupboards with high gloss timber fronts.

• Heater outlet.

• Deckhead lighting.

• Deck hatch (485mm x 485mm).

• Flyscreens to the 3x opening portlights.

• Meos TV with remote control.

• Nightlights/mood lighting to steps from cockpit.

• Fixed saloon table with a high gloss timber finish to the portside.

• 2x speakers.

• White coloured panelling.

• Carpeting over the cherry cabin sole.

• Door to the day/en-suite heads.

Galley Area:

• Positioned to starboard, being a linear layout.

• Corian Galley worktop with high gloss timber edging.

• Stainless steel sink bowl with hot and cold mixer tap with removable Corian worktop infill.

• Isotherm front opening 62-litre fridge with freezer compartment.

• Smev 2-burner gas hob inset to worktop with hinged lid.

• Smev separate integrated gas oven.

• Cupboards and draw.

• Deckhead lights.

Day/En Suite (“Jack & Jill”) Heads:

• Mirror over the wash basin.

• Jabsco manual flush marine heads with an additional hinged seat over.

• Wash basin and moulded countertop and high gloss joinery edging with hot & cold fresh water supply via a combined tap/retractable shower head.

• GRP moulded shower sole with drain and sump pump.

• Shower curtain on a stainless steel curved rail.

• Toilet roll holder.

• Toothbrush holder.

• Opening porthole with flyscreen and blind.

• Storage cupboards with high gloss joinery fronts.

• Recessed down lights.

• Towel hooks.

• Doors from both the aft cabin and the saloon.

• Extractor fan.

• Holding tank gauge and controls.

Guest Amidships Cabin:

• A double berth.

• Mirrors to the bedhead

• Deckhead lighting.

• Reading lights.

• Heater outlet.

• Portlights to starboard side fitted with a flyscreen and curtain.

• Cherry to cabin sole.

• Door to the “Jack & Jill” en-suite heads.

• Wardrobe with hanging space.

Companionway Access:

• Steps covered with cherry and mahogany and with mood lighting lead up to the cockpit with storage locker with hanging space. Further adjoining cupboards housing the Sony radio/CD player, Fusion DVD/MP3 player and a separate bottle store below.

• Glazed hinged cabin door with stainless steel frame and matching sliding hatch gives access to cockpit.


• Helm position to starboard with helm seat with Sunbrella blue coloured upholstery.

• Double forward-facing seat being hinged with storage under and positioned to the side of the helm seat with matching upholstery and with further storage locker under. All three seat bases can be hinged up to provide standing space.

• Electrically operated GRP sunroof over the helm position and adjoining guest seating.

• Dashboard.

• Steering wheel.

• Instrumentation relating to the engine, fuel tanks and water tank;

• Glass holders.

• 3x Demister outlets to windscreen with heat provided via a heat exchanger to the starboard engine. Demister system was supplied and installed by Windy Agent – spring 2008.

• Overhead downlights to the cockpit.

• To the portside there is a stainless steel sink bowl with hot and cold mixer tap, the Isotherm front opening 41-litre fridge with freezer compartment.

• locker located by the door to the bathing platform housing the battery isolator switches etc

• Immediately aft of the helm position to the starboard side is a U-shaped cockpit seating with Sunbrella blue coloured upholstery, a fixed table which is hinged to increase its size and can be lowered to create a double berth/sunbed with additional cushions (stored in a recess to the portside adjacent to the helm position).

• Lazarette under forward cockpit floor.

• 2x large stowage lockers under the aft sofa and further storage under the starboard section of the sofa with space for the gas bottle.

• Self-draining cockpit.

• Transom door to bathing platform.

• The cockpit can be completely enclosed via a removable dark blue coloured canvass cover with clears to the aft end and sides of the cockpit.

Engine Compartment:

• Accessed via an electro-hydraulically operated ram (switch located to the portside above where the fire extinguisher is stored) which lifts a section of the cockpit sole including the dining table (note: remove the aftmost and starboard side base seating cushions first). This gives excellent access for maintenance and repairs.

• Engine compartment given a deep clean by Volvo Penta Dealer whilst engines were removed for reconditioning – summer 2020.

• Stainless steel ladder provides easy entry and exit from the engine compartment.

• Engine compartment lighting.

• General open storage space forward of the engines (ideal for a life raft or small inflatable tender).



• Stainless steel guard rail continues from the bow incorporating the pushpit running aft to part way along the cabin superstructure.

• Anchor locker.

• Stainless cabin roof grab handrails to either side of the cabin superstructure.

• Sunbathing area to the foredeck.

• 3x windscreen wipers and washers.

• Navigation lights.

• Stainless steel hoop style mast to the cabin roof.

• Bathing platform with teak covering and raised stainless steel grab rail/dinghy bar to the aft end.

• 2x stainless steel grab rails to either aft corner by the bathing platform.

• Folding stainless steel bathing ladder with teak slates stows under the bathing platform to the portside.

• Further under bathing platform storage locker with drain to the starboard side.

• Hot and cold shower to bathing platform.

• Stainless bar forward end of the bathing platform creating fender storage.

Cushions & Covers:

• Haven Covers blue canvas aft cockpit enclosure with clears.

• Blue Sunbrella cockpit cushions.

• Additional cushions to create the cockpit double berth.

• Blue canvas cover for the cockpit dining table when folded in half.

• Blue canvass cover for the dashboard.

• Blue canvass cover to cover for area between the dashboard and the windscreen for added ultraviolet protection.

Anchoring & Mooring:

• 12vDC Lewmar electric anchor windlass with both deck and helm position controls.

• Bruce 15kg chrome anchor.

• Single stainless steel bow roller.

• Anchor chain.

• Various fenders.

• Mooring warps.

• 6x Stainless steel mooring cleats.


General note on safety equipment: Any safety equipment such as life rafts, Epirbs, fire extinguishers and flares etc. are usually personal to the current owner(s) and if being left on-board as part of the sale of a used vessel may require routine servicing, replacement, or changing to meet a new owners specific needs.

• Seago 4-person Life raft in a bag and stored in the engine compartment

• Fire extinguisher to the cockpit and companionway cupboard.

• Sea Fire fire extinguisher system to the engine compartment.

• HSB rapid deployment inflatable lifebuoy with drogue and light.


Lying: Nr Kingswear, Devon

Available to view strictly by appointment.

Office Hours Mon- Fri 0900 – 17.00

Saturday by prior appointment

For more information or to arrange a viewing please contact us.

Please Note: Due to the varying locations of our yachts, your travel time and the distances that may be involved, we recommend that you only make arrangements to view if you are actively considering purchase.

Lead Broker: James McNeil – Grabau International (South Coast)

Tel: +44 (0)7979 907210


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2x Volvo D4-260 260hp
Engine hours
Fuel capacity
800 litres
Maximum speed
70 kph
Cruising speed
52 kph
Number of cabins
Number of berths
Drinking water capacity
190 litres

Grabau International offers the details of all vessels in good faith but cannot guarantee or warrant the accuracy of this information or warranty the condition of any vessel and the details do not constitute a part of any contract. A buyer should instruct his agents, or his surveyors, to investigate such details as the buyer desires validated. All vessels are offered subject to prior sale, price change, or withdrawal without notice. Grabau International provides professional yacht conveyancing and legal transfer of title for all yachts as per the ABYA Code of Practice with all deposit payments and final balance payments processed through secure dedicated client accounts solely for that purpose. Our dedicated client accounts are written in trust at Natwest Bank and we are fully insured.

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