2010 Tornado 38 Flush Deck

US$ 172,096
Ibiza, Spain
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Low hours, D6 370hp engines

Engine/Fuel Type:
Twin / diesel
Located In:
Ibiza, Spain
Hull Material:
Current Price:
EUR  160,000 Tax Paid (US$ 172,096) 



With over 400 examples launched since the first Tornado 38 was launched in 1983, the Tornado 38 hull lines have remained virtually unchanged throughout. With a distinct racing heritage, the Tornado 38 features lines designed to offer incredible performance, high reliability and most importantly, maximum safety even if adverse conditions. The design clearly works, which is why there has been little need to change it. The Flush Deck version is a more recent variation, offering an improved deck profile and more modern interior layout, whilst keeping intact the ‘sound principles’ of functionality and sobriety.


RANOCCHIA GIALLA was launched in 2010 and benefits from the largest Volvo D6 370hp engine options with very low hours run. Her specification highlights also include:-

  • Bowthruster
  • 3.5kw generator
  • Colour GPS chart plotter
  • Electric anchor windlass
  • Holding tank
  • Bimini
  • Electric galley
  • Hot water
  • Shore power


Kept in Ibiza, used during the summer months only and wintered ashore undercover each year, RANOCCHIA GIALLA is now offered for sale to make way for a larger motor yacht. With just one owner since new and the option of taking her with a residual Italian lease (approx. Euro 75k), she represents a fantastic opportunity to acquire a modern representation of one of the very finest powerboat hulls ever to hit the water.





“Appearing timeless, yet this Italian boat has the longest history of continuous build without undergoing the

minimum restyling of the lines. The Tornado 38 has turned 25 and is still a "kid" who is unrivalled even at this level performance.”


“Tornado is a builder who, even after the change in ownership, will continue to turn to those owners insensitive to the trends of ‘latest fashion’, instead preferring a demonstration of seaworthiness and functionality on board.”



“Simple and practical are the two adjectives that best describe the deck layout aboard the Tornado 38.Climbing aboard the Flush Deck version, thanks to a door obtained in the transom and the "corridor" created between the sun and the starboard side, has allowed us to not step on the cushions to reach the cockpit.”



“The skillful combination with white lacquer and fiberglass, elegant rosewood and modern brushed aluminium have made the warm and welcoming environments, without unnecessary pomp and above without detracting from the functionality of each area.”



“The machinery space is characterized by simplicity, understood as synonymous with ease of use and maintenance.”



“The excellent hull trim from the lowest to the highest engine speeds, combined with the smooth operation

engines, offers a wide cruising range… At the helm we observed the correctness of the design of the water lines ... we enjoyed safe behaviour of the hull even in dangerous situations. The response to commands

and the sudden changes of direction is also smooth and immediate. In very tight turns, in the middle of cross waves, and at speeds above 32 knots, the hull gave evidence of a high lateral stability and a pleasant sense of security. In short, it is a boat able to offer the rider great emotions in any sea condition.”

BAM – June 2008




Tornado have the fortune of a great past, a long line of legendary boats for exceptional build quality, proven reliability and excellent performance at sea. Classic, elegant, environmentally friendly with very low fuel consumption. “Open” boats full of charm and prestige.


The Tornado shipyard was founded in 1968 by veteran of offshore racing - Carlo Marchiolo. The first boat Tornado era was a Cigarette-inspired 35-foot; immediately attracted the attention of the international world of competition and, a few months after launch in 1969, the hull, with her strong US-inspired lines went on to win the Offshore Class 3 power boat championships.


The early seventies were full of other prestigious victories to increase the charm of the Tornado brand. The unforgettable hull "yellow Tornado" will go up on the podium of the prestigious Wills Trophy conducted by one of the main protagonists of the sport in the open sea: Vincenzo Balestrieri. A Gold medalist in athletics in 1940 at age 14, Vincenzo Balestrieri continued his sporting career at sea by winning 28 international competitions and became, like Sam Griffith and Don Aronow, a true legend. His victories at Viareggio-Bastia-Viareggio in 1970 and 1972 in the Trophy of Naples are the years of the legendary "Black Tornado".


Using our experience in sporting competition, and combining the comfort and performance of a pleasure boat, the Tornado models were born with racing heritage and classic timeless lines. In 1977 during the Genoa Boat Show, Tom Fexas one of the most brilliant minds of the international yacht design joined with Tornado to inject his design genius with the Tornado Hawk 39, intended for the racing world, the Eleven, the 44 'Express and 45 feet. At the time of his premature death in 2006, there were over 1,000 of his designs afloat around the world.


The passion for racing continues to be the driving force of Tornado’s Fiumicino Shipyard, and in 1991, Adriano Panatta aboard a Tornado 38 won the Venice – Montecarlo Offshore race, which he later went on to win again in 1997 aboard a Tornado 45. Panatta believed heavily in the Tornado design ethos stating "The Tornados are very competitive boats, well built in all their parts, with a concept that focuses on marine quality as well as the power."


In 2007 in the ownership and management of Tornado’s Fiumicino shipyard was taken over by the Rome-based businessman Michele Prestipino. The new management commitment is reflected in the "makeover" of the models that brought forward so much sporting and commercial success over the past 40 years. In 2016, the company begins a new course with Daniel Parisi, a third generation shipwright.




RCD Status:

  • The yacht conforms with the essential safety requirements of Directive 94/25EC (Recreational Craft Directive) – Cat. B.


Hull, Deck & Superstructure Construction:

  • The hull is made solid laminate with the use of mats, biaxial mat and fabrics which, as known, contribute to greater structural rigidity.
  • The reinforcing structure is constituted by a network of floor timbers and spars marine plywood, appropriately laminated to the hull.
  • The deck is sandwich lamination with a core of PVC.
  • The areas most subject to stresses, such as the toerail area where are fixed bollards and any rails are reinforced marine plywood.
  • Isophthalic resins are used a proper protection against osmosis.
  • White hull with yellow waterline stripes
  • Stainless steel rubbing strake




Engine & gearbox:

  • 2 x Volvo Penta D6 370hp 6-cylinder common rail diesel engines
  • Closed-circulation fresh water engine cooling via saltwater intake and heat exchanger.
  • Outdrive gearboxes
  • EVC electronic engine controls and electronic throttle linkages


Maintenance & Performance:

  • Engine hours: approx. 300 as of November 2016
  • Date of last engine services: Spring 2016 (engines serviced annually)
  • Cruising speed: approx 30 knots
  • Maximum speed: approx 40 knots
  • Fuel consumption – Approx 70ph at cruising speed


Propulsion & Steering:

  • Volvo electronic throttle controls
  • Duo-prop propellers.
  • Hydraulic steering system
  • 12vDC electric bowthruster




Voltage systems:

  • 12vDC domestic system with 220vAC via shore power or generator


Battery Banks:

  • 12vDC engine start batteres
  • 12vDC services batteries



  • Automatic battery charger



  • 2x engine-mounted alternators



  • Mase I.S. 3.5kw generator
  • Generator hours: approx. 26 as of November 2016
  • Date of last generator service: Spring 2016


Shore Power:

  • 220vAC shore power connection with 220vAC sockets in interior




Fresh Water:

  • Water is pressurised by 12vDC high-pressure pump system
  • Hot & cold freshwater pressurised water supply throughout
  • Hot water boiler tank via 220v immersion heater element.





  • 820 litres fuel tank capacity in 2x stainless steel tanks


Fresh Water:

  • 200 litres water tank capacity


Holding Tank:

  • Black water holding tank



  • Lorenz Series 8 8” colour LCD chart plotter with echo sounder transducer
  • VHF with external speaker




Galley Equipment:

  • Electric hob
  • Sink with pressurised water
  • Front opening fridge in galley
  • Stainless steel front-opening 12vDC fridge in cockpit



  • 12v electric heads
  • Sink with hot & cold water supply



  • Stereo system with speakers in cockpit





  • Two berths in forward cabin, plus further converting dinette seating to create double berth
  • Interior in white laminate with contrasting rosewood and brushed aluminium trim
  • Vinyl padded headlinings with contrasting rosewood trim
  • Wood floors
  • Blue cloth upholstery throughout
  • Opening portlights throughout
  • Blinds
  • Mirror in forward cabin





  • Tempered mineral crystal windscreen with stainless steel frame
  • Exterior table with a large sitting area
  • Sunbed area aft with sunbed cushions
  • Foldable bimini
  • Bathing ladder
  • Deck shower
  • Bathing ladder
  • Tonneau cover


Anchoring & Mooring:

  • Lewmar 12vDC Anchor windlass
  • Rocna anchor and 50m chain.
  • Warps & fenders


Safety Equipment:

  • 6-man liferaft
  • Navigation lights


Fire control:

  • Fire-extinguishers in machinery space plus 2 portable extinguishers

Lying: San Antonio,  Ibiza –- Spain


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