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B89219

Twister

Lying

ashore Cornwall

Builder

Tyler Boat Co. Ltd., Tonbridge, Kent, completed by first owner.

Year

1991

Price

£19,500

LOA

28' 3

Sail area

345 sq ft (100% foretriangle)

Brief details

LWL

21' 6"

Rig

Sloop

Twisters are one of the absolute classic long-keel cruisers, first built in wood in 1963. Although accommodation is modest, they are fast and seaworthy, as well as very pretty. This 1991 boat is one of the few later examples of the all-GRP Twister, home completed to a very good standard by her first owner. She is well looked after and has a good inventory including recent new sails. She is for sale now only because the owners have bought an larger yacht - a Rustler 36 - another Holman long-keeler

Beam

8' 1"

Cabins

Saloon and forecabin

Draught

5' 0"

Berths

4

Displacement

9,968 lbs

Engine

Beta diesel

Ballast

4,480 lbs

BHP

13.5

Keel type

Long keel with cutaway forefoot

Sailplan

The Twister is a Kim Holman design from 1963, the first boat built, "Twister of Mersea", in traditional carvel wooden construction, proving phenomenally successful in offshore racing.

About 30 all-wood Twisters were built before the design was modified very slightly ( six inches more length, three inches less draught, and a slightly fuller bow ) for GRP hull construction. In 1964 the first of these GRP composite boats were built, with timber coachroof and deck. In 1969 Tylers started moulding all-GRP Twisters.


Twisters sail beautifully, and are still sought after as all-weather fast cruisers. Despite their moderately heavy displacement they sail surprisingly well in lighter winds.

Owners photo - Twister under sail

Yachtsnet photographs February and April 2019, owners photos various dates

Ashore April 2019
Ashore April 2019 - GRP Twister for sale

Ashore April 2019

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Ashore - Twister for sale

Deck

Foredeck
Bow detail
Anchor locker
Deck aft
Coachroof
Cockpit aft
Cockpit
Cockpit forward
Ashore
Twister for sale
Saloon - 1991 all-GRP Twister for sale

The saloon table with an inlaid chessboard is fitted on a removable adjustable pillar,
and can also be fitted in the cockpit. It stows when removed on the back of the heads door.

Forecabin

The forecabin berths are 6' 1" long on the vee with a centre infill.
There is a pull-out washbasin above the heads.

Heads
Berth as double

All the upholstery with the exception of the leatherette chart table seat
is in Alcantara - an expensive synthetic suede-finish fabric.

Saloon forward
Twister for sale - saloon

Saloon headroom is just over 5' 8". Saloon layout is slightly non-standard, both settees having
trotter boxes to extend footroom, hidden by end-cushions in these photos. The port saloon berth
is shorter, at 6' 0" and the starboard berth longer at 6' 7".

Saloon aft
Galley area
Galley detail
Chart table

Yachtsnet photographs February 2019 - plotter and VHF removed
from chart table whilst ashore, and engine winterised

Engine
Owners photo

In a 2008 used boat feature 'Yachting Monthly' described the Twister as "....strongly built and resolutely handsome, first class seakeeping qualities" and "....excellent windward performance, surprisingly agile under sail and rewarding on the helm".

Sailing

Equipment List:

Engine details

Beta 14 (Z482) 13.5 hp twin-cylinder diesel, raw water cooled

Fuel tank capacity

50 litres

Propeller

2-bladed

Batteries

Two batteries

Battery charging/electrics

Engine alternator

Sails and deck equipment

Rig details

Sloop rig, alloy spars and S/S standing rigging renewed 2011, guardwires renewed 2017.

Mainsail

Sailtech - new 2017

Genoa

Sailtech No 1 genoa - new 2017

No 2 genoa

Yes

Spinnaker

Tri-radial

Primary winches

2 x Meissner 21ST.32A two-speed ( power ratio 32:1 in low gear )

Mast winches

3 x Gibb 16 ( halliards and reefing )

Bower anchor

25 lb CQR with 30 metres chain

Kedge anchors

Danforth type

Steering

Tiller

Steering compass

Suunto bulkhead compass

Warps & fenders

5 warps and 5 fenders

Miscellaneous

Cockpit sprayhood ( new 2018), dodgers (new 2017), winter covers.

Navigation Equipment and instruments

GPS

Furuno GP-30

Log/speed

Brookes & Gatehouse Focus

Depth sounder

Brookes & Gatehouse Focus

Windspeed/direction

NASA Clipper

VHF radio

Icom IC-M421 with DSC

Safety/emergency equipment

Lifebuoy

Horseshoe with danbuoy

MOB equipment

Lifesling

Radar reflector

Octahedral

Bilge pump

Manual pump

Interior

Cabin layout

Forecabin, heads and saloon

Berths

4

Water tank capacity

Not known (tank under cabin sole

Cooker

Origo 2-burner alcohol, gimballed

Heads

Simpson-Lawrence SL-400

These particulars are believed to be correct but cannot be guaranteed and are subject to confirmation by the purchaser subject to still being available.

For further information or to arrange a viewing,

please contact Yachtsnet on 01326-212234

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The particulars detailed herein are intended to give a fair description of the vessel but their accuracy cannot be guaranteed. These particulars are not a part of any contract or offer, and are supplied on the understanding that all negotiations shall be conducted via Yachtsnet Ltd., who are acting as brokers for the vendor. The vendor is not selling in the course of business unless otherwise stated. The prospective purchaser is strongly recommended to check the particulars, and where appropriate, at his own expense, to employ qualified agents to carry out surveys, structural and/or mechanical & electrical checks or tests

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