Twister 28

New engine 2016
£17,500.00 Reduced
  • Boat REF#  ·  263736
  • Length  ·  8.62m
  • Year  ·  1980
  • Construction  ·  GRP
  • Underwater profile  ·  Long Keel
  • Sleeping berths  ·  4
  • Engine  ·  1 x diesel 16hp, Beta (2016)
  • Lying  ·  Gosport
Boatshed Portsmouth
Boatshed Portsmouth
Samantha Cassell

Extra Details

Designer Holman
Builder Uphams
Lying Gosport
Fuel capacity 30.0 ltr (6.6 USG) Total - 1 Tanks
Water capacity 100.0 ltr (22.0 USG) Total - 1 Tanks


Engine 1 x diesel 16hp
Engine make and model Beta (2016)
Engine Hours engine1= 104
Engine Cooled Indirect
Steering tiller
Drive shaft
Prop(s) 2 blade
Fuel consumption (approx) 1.0 ltr (0.2 USG) /hour At Cruising Speed
Cruising speed (approx) 5 knots
Max speed (approx) 6.5 knots
Engine spares

New batteries 2017 - 1@108AH 2@94AH. Smart Dolphin battery charger fed through 240vac switchboard. Switchboards (2) and wiring renewed 2018. LED nav. lights and some internal lights converted.


Length 8.62m
LOD 8.20m
LWL 7.10m
Beam 2.46m
Draft Max 1.50m
Displacement 5,000kg (11,025.0lbs)
Storage On marina


Cutter rigged Aluminium spars (1981) with Stainless Steel standing rigging (2009)


Reefing mainsail North - Slab (unknown year) 2 Reefs
Headsail Kemp - Furling (2018)
Other sails Storm Trysail (unknown year)
Storm Jib (unknown year)
Spinnaker (unknown year)
Blooper (unknown year)
Yankee (unknown year)
Spare Genoa (serviceable) (unknown year)

Sloop with removable inner forestay (cutter)

Electrical Systems

12 volt, 3 batteries charged by: engine, shore power


Construction GRP
Underwater profile Long Keel
Finish Paint finish

Topsides painted with International 709, colour Jade,. Full 5 coat system applied. Painted 2016.
Hull slurry blasted back to bare epoxy and copper coated (4 coat system) 2010.


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

2 burner paraffin Stove


Cabin heating
Manual water system

2 burner paraffin Stove

Deck Gear

Sail cover
Instrument Covers

2 halyard winches
4 sheet winches
Manual Simpson Lawrence windlass
2 anchors
(25lb CQR, 20lb CQR kedge.)
50.00m of chain
Cape Horn windvane self-steering system

Nav Equipment

Chart plotter
Navigation lights
AIS Receiver
Depth sounder
Radar Reflector

Raymarine A series 6500 chartplotter with European navionics charts
NASA wireless wind, log, depth and multi readout with Garmin GPS connected. Navtex
Marine VHF (with AIS receiver) , Handheld VHF, HH and main porthole compass. Emergency compass
New Pioneer car type radio and disc player

Safety Equipment

Carbon Monoxide detector
Life jackets
Life buoys
Safety harnesses
Swim ladder

2 bilge pumps (2 manual / 0 electric)

Broker's Comments

A mark IIA Twister 28. built in late 70's and launched in 1981. She has been widely sailed in North Atlantic and N.Sea. She is rigged for short handed sailing (Cape Horn windvane) and has recently benefitted from a new engine, sterngear and headsail. In good order and fully maintained, the hull is copper coated and topsides recently painted.
Sailed extensively and competed successfully in Cowes classic races and round the island always finishing prominently. Featured prominently in Yachting Monthly Sept 2017 article for 'man overboard' exercise. She has been lovingly maintained and sailed by her now elderly owner. Her british racing green hull looks to be in great condition and the overall feeling of her is that of love and care.
Topsides painted with International 709, colour Jade,. Full 5 coat system applied. Painted 2016.
Hull slurry blasted back to bare epoxy and copper coated (4 coat system) 2010.

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 Samantha Cassell of Boatshed Portsmouth. 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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