Twister 28

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£22,000.00 Reduced

8.53m (28'0")



Underwater profile
Long keel


1 x Diesel 9hp, Yanmar 1GM10 (1970)

Isle of Wight

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Extra Details

Designer Kim Holman
Builder Tyler Boat Company/Uphams
Lying Isle of Wight
Fuel capacity 37.0 ltr (8.1 G) Total - 1 Tanks
Water capacity 50.0 ltr (11.0 G) Total - 1 Tanks
Last survey 01/01/2013


Engine 1 x Diesel 9hp
Engine make and model Yanmar 1GM10 (1970)
Engine Hours Engine1: 10
Engine Cooled Direct
Steering Tiller
Drive Shaft
Prop(s) 3 blade fixed
Fuel consumption (approx) 1.0 ltr (0.2 G) /hour At Cruising Speed
Cruising speed (approx) 6 knots
Max speed (approx) 7 knots

2018 - engine out and rebuilt (new head)
2015 - new shaft and stern gland
Aquadrive thrust bearing


LOA 8.53m (28'0")
LOD 8.53m (28'0")
LWL 6.55m (21'6")
Beam 2.46m (8'1")
Draft Max 1.52m (5'0")
Displacement 4,700kg (10,363.5lbs)
Headroom 1.83m (6'0")
Storage Ashore


Sloop rigged Sparlight Aluminium spars (1970) with stainless steel standing rigging (2007)


Mainsail Crusader - Slab (2007) 3 Reefs
Headsail Ratsey and Lapthorn - Furling (2016)
Other sails Spinnaker (Ratsey and Lapthorn) (2016)
Racing genoa (Ratsey and Lapthorn) (2013)
Spinnaker gear tick

Facnor Genoa furler new 2016
Carbon Fibre spinnaker pole
Headsails are Ratsey and Lapthorn Hydranet

Electrical Systems

12 volt, 2 batteries charged by: engine, shore power,


Construction Composite
Underwater profile Long keel
Finish 2 pack finish

Composite construction - GRP moulded hull and mahogany coachroof with teak interior.
2002 - Coachroof, cockpit and interior renovation
2011 - below waterline back to gelcoat, faired and epoxied
2012 - hull and decks professionally faired and resprayed


Total # of berths 4
No. of single berths 4
Cabin(s) 2
Handbasin 1
Heads 1 heads (Manual)
Cooker tick
Cabin heating tick
Manual water system tick
Non-Smokers tick

V berth forward and two singles with trotter boxes in saloon
Optimus paraffin stove
Jabsco manual marine head
Eberspacher cabin heating

2 burner paraffin cooker

Nav Equipment

Compass tick
Speed tick
Log tick
Wind tick
VHF DSC radio tick
GPS tick
Autopilot tick
Clock tick
Barometer tick
Navigation lights tick
AIS Receiver tick
Echo sounder tick

Tacktick wind/speed/depth in cockpit
Standard Horizon VHF (and handheld)
MLR FX312 XC GPS at chart table
ST 2000+ tillerpilot
Plastimo compass with light

Deck Gear

Sail cover tick
Sprayhood tick
Cockpit cover tick
All-over cover tick
Warps tick
Fenders tick
Boathook tick

2 halyard winches
2 sheet winches
2 anchors
(Bruce (10kg) and CQR (12kg))
10.00m (32'10") of chain
20.00m (65'7") of warp
Antal W40 st winches
Harken control systems
Most running rigging replaced recently
2011 - new cockpit cover
2014 - new sprayhood and mainsail cover
Also an all over winter cover with cockpit access

Safety Equipment

Boarding ladder tick

2 bilge pumps (1 manual / 1 Electric)

2012 - manual bilge pump replaced
LED navigation lights (tricolour) and deck light

Broker's Comments

In 1963 Kim Holman designed and had built (at Upham's in Brixham) the first Twister commissioned for himself and his brother Jack to race. That season she cleaned up and subsequently over 200 have been built since, originally all timber and more recently composite.

This particular one is also from Uphams and is one of the nicest I've seen. Her survey in 2013 concluded "if this boat is maintained to the standards she is now she will be around and as good in 50 years time." She has clearly been loved - lots of renovation works took place around 2012 and since she has been well looked after and had numerous upgrades including sails, engine rebuild, covers and instruments.

To me she just looks right - the cream decks set off the brightwork and the hull gleams. Even out of the water this is a pretty boat and she's ready to be sailed

These boat details are subject to contract.
Note: Offers on the asking price may be considered.

This Twister 28 has been personally photographed and viewed by Corinne Gillard of Boatshed IOW. Click here for contact details.
The particulars herein are intended to give a fair description of the vessel but are not guaranteed as accurate. They shall not form part of any offer or contract for the sale of the vessel. The prospective purchaser is recommended to independently check the particulars. The vendor is not selling in the course of a business unless otherwise stated. Personal property is excluded from the sale of the vessel unless specifically included in the listing specifications above or in a Purchase Contract. Personal property may be equipment or gear not permanently attached to the vessel including but not limited to: artwork, entertainment equipment, fishing equipment, TV receivers, recreational equipment, kayaks, tools, and personal appliances. Photos that may incidentally depict owners' personal property do not convey that such items are included in the sale of the vessel unless specifically listed herein.

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