In view of recent comments about popular yacht designers and their designs, I think it’s worth revisiting some of their classic yachts.
The first for consideration is C. R. ‘Kim’ Holman (1925-2006) who must have designed well over 50 yachts, many of them built by different yards in various places around the world. My favourites are his Stella and the Elizabethan 29 and the Twister 28, but by far the most desirable for me is the Twister 28.
If there’s anyone who wants a Twister and can afford one (unlike me), there’s no shortage of them on the secondhand market. You need look no further than the Twister Class Association's website* to find details of 14 for sale (at the time of writing) ranging from a 1984 GRP version at £28,000 to a 1964 wooden original at £14,000.
*Twister Class Association
Twister Yacht ‘Oliva’
Twister - Yachts Net Archive
Sterling 28 Designed by C. R. ‘Kim’ Holman
C. R. Holman and the Tiwster
The Life and Designs of Kim Holman
Sailboat Designs of Kim Holman
Kim Holman Yacht Designs
YBW Twister Forum
Sailboat Twister Blog (Serious Ocean Cruising)
Twister 28 YouTube
Twister 28 Not for Sale (Good photos)
Twister 28s for Sale at Apollo Duck
Twister 28 for Sale ‘Betty Dee’
Holman Twister for Sale - Australian $ 39,000