27ft Twister Holman’s Bermudan Sloop, a Classic.

Price Details

Price:  £20,000 GBP
Location: Levington River Orwell,  Suffolk
Make: Twister
Year: 1967
Condition: Immaculate
Category: Classic Sail
Class:  Race Cruiser
Keel Type: Full Keel


Builder: Eversons & Son, Woodbridge
Designer: Kim Holman
Boat Name: Hoodwink

Hull Material: Wooden, carvel planked mahogany and larch
Hull Design: Displacement. external ballast keel, full long keel

A “showroom” standard of presentation of this classic Holman design race cruising yacht. Accommodation for 5 persons. Immaculately turned out and kept maintained by her shipwright long term owners.

Presently back in the water pontoon berth at Levington Yacht Harbour on the River Orwell.

Viewing is a must…..Once on her swinging summer mooring this will still be possible…..


Nominal Length: 8.23 m
Length Overall: 8.43 m
Length At Water Line: 6.40 m

Beam: 2.49 m
Draft: 1.60 m
Air Draft: 9.75 m
Max Draft: 1.60 m


Fuel Tank Capacity: 8 gallons
Water Tank Capacity: 8 gallons
Engine Power: 16hp
Number of Engines: 1


Berths: 5
Cabins: 2
Heads: 1
Passenger Capacity: 5



Engine Model: Yanmar 2GM, 2004
Fuel Type: diesel
Engine Description: Yanmar 2GM 20FW
shaft driven, triple bladed fixed propeller. sited under the companionway/cockpit.
Teleflex single lever controls
Engine Transmission Description: Shaft drive


Carvel planked, Mahogany and larch below the waterline. Fixed long ballast keel.
Decks- marine ply sheathed with glass cloth and resin sheathing then painted pale grey.
Super structure/ coach roof: Varnished mahogany with marine ply lid sheathed and painted white.
Unique cabin window design taken from her larger sister a North Sea 24.

Saloon interior is bright white gloss painted with clear varnished wooden trims. in the forepeak the chain locker and the interior planking surface has been left as sealed bare wood.
Some of the major works carried out:
re-splining of the topsides
Galvanised floors have been replaced with bronze strap floors and belts.
Laminated oak frames having been scarfed in and bedded on Sikaflex 2003
Cockpit combing and seats were rebuilt in Brazilian Mahogany
Ballast keel dropped and deadwood removed , new keel bolt 2008
Portlight/ windows frames have been replaced with polished stainless steel 2010
Antifouling burnt off soft wood in stern post was cut out and repaired.
Bronze stern tube was replaced with a glued in carbon fibre tube 2012.


5ft  11ins headroom.

Two opposing long berths with trotter boxes in the saloon. either side of the companionway: galley area with a double burner and grill paraffin cooker, stainless steel galley sink with electric pump cold water only. Opposite navigation station and pilot berth running aft. New Jabsco heads amid ships manual sea toilet . In fore peak double V berthing arrangement. Hatch to fore deck.
12 v cabin lighting. gimballed oil lamp
Curtaining at the portlight windows…Royal blue fabric covered berth cushioning , several blue fabric covered occasional cushions.

All is beautifully kept . Under the wooden cabin sole, clean and painted bilges…..


25lbs CQR, Anchor and chain
Simpson and Lawrence anchorman winch on the fore deck.
Spray hood with perspex windscreening.
cockpit cover.
Ensign and staff, holder on the aft deck.
Telescopic boat hook

Dodgers with her name on.


Sparlight  Alloy mast and spars, deck stepped.
Sail: Main sail with slab reefing by Parker & Kay 7.0oz polyester,1998 condition good, Blue canvas main sail cover
Genoa Parker and Kay 1996 good
No:2 Head sail & Spinnaker
Head sails on a roller furling system.
Stainless steel wire standing rigging.
New terylene white sheets.
2 x polished s/s sheet winches.

Navigation Equipment:

Hand held VHF radio with receiver
wooden tiller
Nasa wind speed / direction, echo sounder
clock and barometer

Safety Equipment:

Fire extinguisher
New stainless steel stanchions and guard wires 2015
pushpit / pulpit