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Twister 28

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8.61m (28'3")



Underwater profile
Long keel


1 x Diesel 10hp, Yanmar 1GM10 (1995)

Neyland Pembrokeshire


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Extra Details

Designer Kim Holman
Builder Tylers/Uphams
Lying Neyland Pembrokeshire
Fuel capacity 45.5 ltr (10.0 G) Total - 1 Tanks
Water capacity 136.4 ltr (30.0 G) Total - 1 Tanks
Last survey 01/05/2007


Engine 1 x Diesel 10hp
Engine make and model Yanmar 1GM10 (1995)
Engine Hours Not Recorded
Engine Cooled Direct
Steering Tiller
Drive Shaft
Prop(s) 3 Blade Bronze
Fuel consumption (approx) 1.5 ltr (0.3 G) /hour At Cruising Speed
Cruising speed (approx) 5 knots
Max speed (approx) 5.5 knots

Boat rewired 1995


LOA 8.61m (28'3")
LWL 6.55m (21'6")
Beam 2.46m (8'1")
Draft Min 1.52m (5'0")
Draft Max 1.52m (5'0")
Displacement 4,450kg (9,812.3lbs)
Headroom 1.83m (6'0")


Sloop rigged Selden Aluminium spars (1991) with stainless steel standing rigging (1991)


Mainsail Kemp - Slab (1995)
Headsail - Furling (1997)
Other sails Genoa (1995)
Yankee (unknown year)
Storm jibReaching spinnaker (unknown year)
Downwind spinnaker (unknown year)
Spinnaker gear tick

Seldon rod kicker, Harken ST40 sheet winches. Fully battened main, Kemp foresail.

Electrical Systems

12 volt, 2 batteries charged by: engine


Construction Composite
Underwater profile Long keel
Finish Paint finish

GRP hull by Uphams of Brixham


Total # of berths 4
No. of double berths 1
No. of single berths 2
Cabin(s) 2
Heads 1 heads (Manual)
Cooker tick
Grill tick
Sink tick
Manual water system tick

Very traditional 'proper yacht' interior and layout.

2 burner gas cooker

Nav Equipment

Compass tick
Speed tick
Log tick
Wind tick
VHF tick
Autopilot tick
Stereo tick
Clock tick
Barometer tick
Navigation lights tick
Echo sounder tick

Deck Gear

Sail cover tick
Sprayhood tick
Spray dodgers tick
Cockpit cover tick
Warps tick
Fenders tick
Boathook tick

3 halyard winches
2 sheet winches
1 anchors
(Fortress kedge)
50.00m (164'1") of chain
Achilles dinghy (1997)
Bower anchor missing - lost at sea!

Safety Equipment

Liferaft tick
Life buoys tick
Danbuoy tick

1 bilge pumps (1 manual / 0 Electric)

Fire extinguisher. Radar reflector. Webbing jackstays.

Broker's Comments

A little history: "to begin, at the beginning"!
The class prototype, 'Twister of Mersea', was an instant racing success when she hit the water in 1963. In her first few seasons she carried all before her and around 30 wooden Twisters were built by a variety of builders. GRP production began in 1964 with Tyler's moulding the hulls and Uphams finishing off with a timber deck, cockpit and coachroof. This fine example of the class is from that period. She has been in her present ownership for the past 19 years and she has been a regular visitor to the West Country, France and Ireland. She has been well maintained and is in better than average condition for her years. A proper sea going yacht, Twisters have been all around the world and this one could do the same, if that's your game!
Incidentally, we have a very comprehensive history on this yacht and a friendly and knowledgable owner.
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 Alan Coy of Boatshed Wales. 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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