Desert Air

I am looking for a new custodian for Desert Air.
She is probably one of the youngest Twisters on the fleet, having her build completion and launch in 1997 and probably the least used Twister, having only had 8 seasons of use in total.
Desert Air was built from the final series of Tyler Tuf Glass moulds and features the large forward chain locker and twin gas bottle stowage in the rear lockers with through-hull drainage.
Between 2006 and 2012, she underwent a total under cover refit by the Hayling yacht company at a cost of over £20,000.00 (all bills available)

Presently lying: Pwllheli
Builder: Norman Thornton (First owner/builder) then Hayling Yacht Company (Rebuilt).
Year Built: 1997 and 2012
Sail No: none allocated
Construction: All GRP
Rig Details:
  • Selden Mast (later tall rig)
Sail Wardrobe:
  • Hyde Main
  • Hyde furling jib
  • Hyde furling genoa
  • Lazy jacks and sailtainer
  • Original Buhk 10 hp, less than 100 hours use and in perfect working order with opertating manual.
Fuel Capacity: 60 litres stainless steel with fuel guage
Electrics: Marina hook up with X1 250 volt socket. 6 Cabin LEDs with red/white switching (12 volts) 4 bunk reading lights (12 volts)
Anchors, Chains and Warps:
  • Main CQR with 30 metres of chain and 20 metres of rode
  • Secondary back up anchor with rode
  • Kedge Anchor
  • Electric winch - Lewmar profish with cabin and deck foot switches feeding through stainless tube into chain locker
Instruments and Electronics:
  • TackTic Wind, Depth and Log with Log repeater at chart table
  • DSC Radio with cockpit repeater
  • Navtex
  • AIS
  • Chartplotter - Standard Horizon 700i with track memory and swing out bracket to view at chart table or from helm
Accommodation Layout:
  • 2 berths in main cabin
  • 2 berths in forward cabin
  • Heads area with new Jabsco loo and wash hand basin.
General Inventory Items:
  • Autohelm
  • Seago 260 4 man inflatable with transom
  • Honda 2.3 HP fourstroke engine
  • Seago 4 man Life raft (uncoded)
  • Fenders and mooring warps boothook etc.
  • New Flame safe twin burner and oven gimballed cooker
  • Pressurised stainless steel 60 litre fresh water tank mounted under the cabin sole
Other Details: As mentioned above, Desert Air has been fully rebuilt by the Hayling Yacht Company to a very high standard and now presents as a very attractive and safe boat for extended cruising. As well as a complete repaint, the fitting of new headlinings/sidelinings, teak faced doors and bulkheads, new toe rails, a chart table, a Gebo hatch, new stronger chain plates, a new stainless steel mast step, Desert Air also had a complete rewire. Desert Air also features a burgundy coloured spray hood, burgundy dodgers and a burgundy stackpack sailcover. She has also had a full Coppercoat in 2016 prior to launch in 2017 and all new bunk cushions in Poppy Red. The history of the work and more pictures are written up in previous editions of the Twister Magazine.
Sale Price: Now Sold
For further details please contact Fred Christmas by email at or by phone on 07782329343.