Classic, elegant, environmentally friendly with extremely low consumption. Open yachts full of charm and prestige.
Since 2016 Tornado Yachts has started a new course with Daniele Parisi, shipwright for three generations and founder of Cantieri Parisi.
The first models to be launched under the new leadership are the Tornado 38 and Tornado 50s, in order to continue with the tradition, but inspired by contemporary design philosophies, using the newest materials.
"The team is driven by a single passion, the one for boating. The mission is very clear and we work together for a single goal: to build the best boats on the market and bring Tornado Yachts brand where it deserves, launching yachts with an eternal design and a level of safety, comfort and seaworthiness never seen before ".
Daniele Parisi CEO Tornado Yachts
The early seventies are full of other prestigious victories that increase the charm of the Tornadobrand. The unforgettable "yellow Tornado" hull will be on the podium of the prestigious Wills Trophy conducted by one of the main characters of offshore sport: Vincenzo Balestrieri. Gold medal in athletics in 1940 at the age of 14, Vincenzo Balestrieri continued his sports career at sea by winning 28 international competitions becoming, like Sam Griffith and Don Aronow, a true legend.
His victories at Viareggio-Bastia-Viareggio in 1970 and 1972, at the Naples Trophy in 1970, are the legendary years of the “black Tornado”. From the experience in sporting competitions, the first pleasure boats are born that are able to combine comfort and performance by combining the performance of models born for racing with a classic and always up-to-date style.
We are in 1977, during the Genoa Boat Show, the meeting where Tornado meets Tom Fexas, one of the most brilliant minds of international yacht design. Just think, that at the time of his death, which occurred prematurely in 2006, there were over a thousand of his projects around the world.
From that moment on, the Tornado 39 Hawk, was launched for the world of competitions, the Eleven, the 44 'Express and the 45' will see the light. The passion for competitions continues to be the driving force of the Fiumicino shipyard. It was 1991 when, aboard a Tornado 38, Adriano Panatta won the Venice - Montecarlo, a fascinating offshore race that he won again in 1997 aboard another Tornado, the 45 '.
That boat, Panatta will say in the course of several interviews, was built specifically for Venice - Montecarlo where it expressed its qualities at its best. Despite being born for that race, it won again and many other times in completely different races, such as the regularity ones in which he participated. “Tornadoes are very competitive boats, well built in all their parts, with a concept that focuses on marine qualities as well as power”.
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