Silver Twister - SOLD
Summary

Composite Uphams built in 1966, a comprehensive refit between 1994 and 2000, with present owner for 24 years. Epoxy treatment below waterline. Recent two-pack respray on topsides and comprehensive refurb of all brightwork using Deks Olje D1 and D2. The brass window frames chromed, the mast and boom coated with two pack paint. Solid wood rudder. Mast up full cover protects the wooden coachroof and cockpit on the mooring. She is a fine example of a Twister and winters on a Jacobs cradle. Suitable for single handing with Monitor self steering. New 130% furling Genoa with foam luff.

Presently lying: Orwell Yacht Club, Ipswich. Suffolk
Builder: Uphams
Year Built: 1966
Sail No: K6451
Construction: GRP/Composite
Rig Details:
  • Masthead sloop with alloy spars and Sailspar headsail furling
  • Removable inner forestay
  • Split backstay
  • Spinnaker pole
Sail Wardrobe:
  • Fully battened main by Jeckells with 3 reefing points at masthead.
  • 140% roller furling Genoa by Jeckells
  • 130% roller furling Genoa with foam luff by One Sails new
  • Spinnaker
  • Cruising chute
  • Storm jib
Engine:
  • Yanmar 2GM20
Fuel Capacity: 20lts
Electrics: 2 x 100 amp batteries - household, 1 x 70 amp battery - cranking, fitted solar panel
Anchors, Chains and Warps:
  • Bruce anchor with 50m chain and rope warp.
  • Danforth anchor with chain.
Instruments and Electronics:
  • Raytheon ST60 Multi depth and speed with cockpit repeater
  • Furuno GP3 GPS
  • Navtec AIS receiver
  • Autohelm ST2000 self steering
  • Fixed VHF radio
  • Clock and barometer
Accommodation Layout:
  • 4 berth. Full size chart table to port. Folding dining table. Upholstery in blue/grey Draylon.
  • Forward berth with infill
  • Lavac in the heads with bilge pump extension to starboard
  • Full size chart table to port with storage under
  • Galley to starboard with Plastimo twin gas burner with grill, sink under.
  • Hanging locker to port
General Inventory Items:
  • Electric bilge pump, hand pump in lazarette.
  • Avon Redstart Inflatable with 2.5 Mariner outboard, little used.
Other Details: This boat was originally owned by Jack Holden when she was first commissioned and registered in Dartmouth. I have owned her since 1994 when she was transported to a local farm in Suffolk where I spent 6 years rebuilding the cockpit and part of the coach roof and replaced all electrics. She has been in constant use since re-launch in 2000 and has wintered ashore with mast down and full covered]. The chainplates were beefed up as per Twister Assn. recommendation as was the coach roof to deck joint. I have owned Silver Twister for 24 years and she has given pleasure and security especially when the going gets rough. The Monitor self steering is faultless, even maintaining reasonable control downwind under spinnaker. As with any Twister she is easily sailed single handed as all reviews will testify. Anyone who has decided to buy a Twister should already know about the class's capability to “go anywhere”. Fitted with Monitor self steering Silver Twister’s capability is enhanced even more. Built in 1966 by Uphams. Extensive rebuild 1994 - 2000, new cockpit and half coachroof replaced, electrics, boom, osmosis treated with West epoxy. Coachroof to deck joint beefed up. New standing rigging 2015. Recent refurbishment 2017- re-chromed window frames, two part Jotun polyurethane spray on topsides, all brightwork back to bare wood and Deks Olje D1 and D2 used. She’s a head turner.
Sale Price: SOLD
For further details please contact Peter Hibberd by email at peterhibberd@gmail.com or by phone on 07891032391.