Twister 28

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Boat REF# 222433
£9,500.00 Reduced
LOA 8.61m (28'3")
Year 1973
Construction GRP
Underwater profile Long keel
Berths 4
Engine 1 x Diesel 15hp, Yanmar 2QM15 (1975)
Lying Near Plymouth, Devon, UK (by appointment only)

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Extra Details

Designer Kim Holman
Builder Tyler Boat Company
Lying Near Plymouth, Devon, UK (by appointment only)
Fuel capacity 32.0 ltr (7.0 G) Total - 1 Tanks
Water capacity 50.0 ltr (11.0 G) Total - 1 Tanks
Last survey 14/06/2011


Engine 1 x Diesel 15hp
Engine make and model Yanmar 2QM15 (1975)
Engine Hours Not Recorded
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) 3.5 knots
Max speed (approx) 5 knots

Engine overhauled 2009-2011 - light usage since
2010 - new prop shaft & prop
2010 - new engine mount
12 volt & 24 volt (via shore power)


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 4,521kg (9,969.7lbs)
Headroom 1.78m (5'10")
Storage On marina


10% discount on rigging

Proctor Aluminium spars (1979) with stainless steel standing rigging (2009)


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Mainsail Sanders - Slab (unknown year) Fully Battened, Lazy Jacks, 2 Reefs
Headsail Sanders - Furling (unknown year)
Other sails Genoa Racing (unknown year)
Genoa No.2 Sanders (unknown year)
Gib No.1 (small) (unknown year)
Spinnaker (unknown year)
Spinnaker gear tick

2009-2011 - Most of the standing rigging was replaced
Solid oak cleats
Spinnaker sail & pole

Electrical Systems

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


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Construction GRP
Underwater profile Long keel
Finish Gelcoat finish

Composite build - GRP hull & mahogany topsides
1973 - hull laid; vessel completed & launched early 1980's.
Vessel has only ever had two owners. The first owner had her from new. The second and current owner since 2007, only selling due to a change in circumstances.
Lifted out annually for general maintenance, anode check and anti-fouling with Tiger Extra x 2 coats


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
Non-Smokers tick

2016 May - new Jabasco toilet
Detachable varnished mahogany saloon table

2 burner gas 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
Echo sounder tick
Radar Reflector tick

2011 - new Contest Sea Compass
Furuno RD 300 Speed / Depth
Nasa Marine Wind Indicator (new cups required)
VHF M7500
2011 - new GPS Garmin 451S
Raymarine ST2000 Tiller Pilot

Deck Gear

Sail cover tick
Sprayhood tick
Cockpit cover tick
Warps tick
Fenders tick
Boathook tick
Instrument Covers tick

2 halyard winches
2 sheet winches
Manual Moyle Marine windlass
3 anchors
(CQR 25lb, CQR 15Ib, Fishermans)
15.00m (49'3") of chain
25.00m (82'0") of warp
Avon dinghy (2000)
2hp outboard, Yamaha, Short Shaft (2000)
Fishermans also has chain & warp

Safety Equipment

10% Discount on courses
Life buoys tick
Danbuoy tick
Safety harnesses tick
Horn tick

2 bilge pumps (1 manual / 1 Electric)

2011 - Electric bilge pump fitted
2011 - Four strong U Bolts fitted to cockpit for clipping on harnesses

Broker's Comments

Designed by Kim Holman with speed in mind, Twisters are well known for their outstanding racing success and ocean going sailing abilities.

This one, which in the past has won many racing prizes in Plymouth Sound, is built in the popular composite design, with a GRP hull and wooden topsides. With only two owners since new, this vessel went through a thorough refurbishment program between 2007-2011.

Simple and practical, the cockpit is compact with everything within easy reach for short handed sailing, whilst the uncluttered deck is easy to move around. Down below she is also practical with a stand up navigation table to starboard, a galley to port and two settee berths in the saloon. Moving forward, she has a brand new Jabasco heads with a hanging locker and storage space, followed by two further bunks that easily convert to a double.

Well proven on ocean crossing passages and for star quality racing ability, it’s easy to see why these compact, classic cruisers are still much sought after.

The owner has comprehensive paperwork including the original Builders Certificate, previous Bills of Sale, SSR & Gas Safety Record.

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 Billy Hallam of Boatshed Plymouth. 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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