Twister 28

One of the last Twisters made

  • Boat REF#  ·  261707
  • Length  ·  8.61m
  • Year  ·  1991
  • Construction  ·  GRP
  • Underwater profile  ·  Long Keel
  • Sleeping berths  ·  4
  • Engine  ·  1 x diesel 13hp, Beta 13 HP 2 cylinder (2005)
  • Lying  ·  Falmouth
Boatshed Falmouth
Boatshed Falmouth
Chris Fuller

Extra Details

Designer C R Holman
Builder Tylers Boatyard
Lying Falmouth
Fuel capacity 54.5 ltr Total - 1 Tanks
Water capacity 90.0 ltr Total - 1 Tanks


Engine 1 x diesel 13hp
Engine make and model Beta 13 HP 2 cylinder (2005)
Engine Hours Not Recorded
Engine Cooled Indirect
Steering Tiller
Drive Shaft
Prop(s) 2 Bladed Fixed
Fuel consumption (approx) Not Recorded
Cruising speed (approx) 5 knots
Max speed (approx) 6 knots

In the boat's current ownership the engine has been serviced every winter and various items replaced as necessary including: heat exchanger (2018), exhaust elbow (2018) and fresh water cooling pump (2019).


Length 8.61m
LWL 6.55m
Beam 2.46m
Draft Min 1.75m
Draft Max 1.75m
Displacement 4,520kg
Headroom 1.80m
Storage Dry storage


Sloop rigged Kemp Aluminium spars (1991) with Stainless Steel standing rigging (2013)


Reefing mainsail - Slab (unknown year)
Headsail - Furling (unknown year)
Other sails Spinnaker (unknown year)
Spinnaker gear

A new UV strip was fitted to the Genoa in 2018
The boat also benefits from some newly replaced running rigging, including halyards and topping lift.

Electrical Systems

12 volt, 2 batteries charged by: Batteries charged by engine, with charge splitter


Construction GRP
Underwater profile Long Keel
Finish Gelcoat finish

The Hull was re-epoxied in 2011


Total # of berths 4
No. of double berths 1
No. of single berths 2
Cabin(s) 2
Sink 1
Heads 1 heads (Sea Toilet)

2 burner propane Stove


Manual water system

2 burner propane Stove

Deck Gear

Sail cover
Instrument Covers

2 halyard winches
4 sheet winches
3 anchors
(Bruce, CQR and Kedge)
30.00m of chain
30.00m of rode
dinghy (2011)

Nav Equipment

VHF DSC radio
Chart plotter
AIS Receiver
Depth sounder

The boat was re-wired in 2013 when most of the electronics were upgraded with an integrated Raymarine system (Wind, Depth, Log, self steer and Chart Plotter). The Radar is an original Raytheon R 10 model). The self steering is a Raymarine Smartpilot X5 with separate on-board computer and heading sensor.

Also new in 2013 was the AIS/DSC Radio. The DSC radio is also an AIS receiver, displaying the AIS info on the Garmin chart plotter. The plotter was new in 2010,

Safety Equipment

Life buoys

2 bilge pumps (1 manual / 1 electric)

Broker's Comments

In 1963 Kim Holman designed and had built 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 in GRP.

This Twister is one of the last of the GRP Twisters hulls built in 1989 and commissioned in 1991. She has been well maintained by her owners over the years having undergone various refits and updates. Dry sailed for the past few years she is all ready to go.

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 Chris of Boatshed Falmouth. 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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