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Lovely Condition

  • Year: 1965
  • Current Price: £ 12,500
  • Located in Portsmouth, Hampshire, United Kingdom
  • Hull Material: Wood
  • Engine/Fuel Type: Single diesel
  • YW# 78476-2923177

Other photos: Cockpit, Saloon, Forward Cabin, Yanmar 2GM20 Engine, Port View, Twister 28, Stern, Starboard View, Anchor & Chain, Mast, Coachroof, Foredeck, Cream Decks, Modern Instruments, Winch, Chart Plotter, VHF, Nav Station, Galley, Heads, Forward Berths, Looking Aft, Exposed Wooden Hull, Tidy Electrics, Cabin Floor, Nice Lines, Bow, In the water.

General Description

This Twister 28 is in our opinion a well constructed and very attractive looking long keel classic yacht. Built in 1965, she is one of the early wooden constructed Twisters that are alleged to be faster than their latter GRP cousins. With her hull constructed from Mahogany & Pitch Pine, a Teak Superstructure & a glass sheathed plywood deck, this Twister 28 oozes the quality & class of this great marque & offers 5 berths, heads & small galley. This particular Twister was built by Hugh McCleans in Greenoch to the original Kim Holman design and she would appear to have been well looked after and is presented in very good condition. As you would expect, she has been updated throughout her life having had a new 20 HP engine fitted in 1999 and more recently a suite of Raymarine electronics including plotter, VHF & ST60 displays. She has a 2006 Kemp mainsail, 2009 Kemp furling Genoa & a 2015 Crusader Spinnaker. She is currently lying Portsmouth & is available for viewings.

Main Specifications

Stock Number :               ABS 1314


Year of Build :                 1965


LOA :                                 27’7”


LWL :                                 21’0”


Displacement :                 9856 Lbs


Beam :           8’1”


Draft :                               7’6”


Keel Type :                       Long Keel


Engine :                          1 x Yanmar 2GM20 (20 HP)


Fuel Tank :                       45 Ltr


No of Berths :                 5


VHF :                                 Raymarine 49E


Plotter:                             Raymarine RC320


Wind Indicator:               Raymarine ST60


Other :                             Raymarine ST60 – Speed / Depth / Multi

Main Features



5 berths with lee cloths in 2 cabins (three berths in saloon and two up forward)


Separate Heads compartment


Wetlocker amidships


Galley to Port with 2 Burner Gimballed Spirit Hob


Stainless steel Sink


90 Ltr Flexible Water Tank


Chart table to starboard converting to form part of 5th (Pilot) Berth




Yanmar 2GM20 20hp Diesel inboard, 1999 with approx 500 hour


Engine Serviced & New Starter Motor & Solenoid fitted in 2015.


2 x Batteries




Mainsail by Kemp, 2006 with 3 Reefs


Supercruise Furling Genoa by Kemp 2009


Spinnaker by Crusader 2015




Sloop Rigged


Alloy mast and spars


Spinnaker pole


Stainless steel rigging




2 x Halyard Winches


2 x Genoa Winches

2 x Spinnaker Winches


Raymarine Raychart 320 Plotter

Raymarine 49E DSC VHF Radio

Raymarine ST60 Wind Display

Raymarine ST60 Multi Display

Raymarine ST60 Speed Display

Raymarine ST60 Depth Display

Radar Reflector


25lb CQR anchor & chain.

2 x Yellow Horseshoe lifebelt

Boarding ladder

Cockpit Table

Bilge pump

Warps & fenders

Spray Hood


Boom Cover

Winter Tarpaulin


White Mahogany topsides (splined) & Pitch Pine bottom on Oak frames

Cream painted decks

Transom hung rudder

Tiller steering

Long Keel

Brokers Comments


This Twister 28 Long Keel Wooden Cruiser is a boat that has clearly been loved and cared for by her various owners. Originally built in 1965 and launched in 67 she has been continually updated & improvedincluding having a new engine fitted in 1999 that currently only has approx 500 hours use as well as a comprehensive recent electronics portfolio with Chart Plotter, DSC VHF & Raymarine Wind, Speed & Depth indicators. With her hull constructed of Mahogany & Pitch Pine combined with her teak superstructure, this yacht oozes the styling and class of a true classic that is not only attractive to look at, but also a nippy and surprisingly practical cruiser. Below decks, she is bright & quite spacious with upto 5 berths, a separate heads, small galley & even a navigation station, all of which is complemented by the exposed wooden timbers of her hull.


This Twister 28 is a very pretty yacht with attractive lines that are complemented by her beautiful varnished woodwork throughout. Designed by Kim Holman in the early 60’s, the Twister 28 was made for a number of years with many models produced. However, it is said by many that the original wooden built Twister’s are actually faster and sail better than their GRP cousins. This is certainly a boat that will turn heads wherever she goes and will bring a smile to her new owner. There is also a 2015 Survey that was completed which can be available for interested parties. She is currently lying ashore in Portsmouth & is available for viewings through Aspire Boat Sales.




To arrange a viewing or for more information on this great boat

Call : 01489 572480    

Or email us at :

Please contact Mark Matthews at 01489 572480

Contact Aspire Boat Sales Ltd.

Unit 15, Universal Marina
Crableck Lane
Sarisbury Green, Southampton United Kingdom
Tel 01489 572480
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