Royal Huisman sailing superyacht Twizzle sold
by Malcolm MacLean
Built in aluminium by specialist Dutch yard Royal Huisman to a design by Dubois Naval Architects, Twizzle was launched in 2010 as the yard’s first flybridge yacht. With one of the most advanced sailing rigs ever created, she offers extraordinary performance and carries 1,780 square metres of sail; both main and mizzen sails can be hoisted simultaneously in under two minutes in winds as light as five knots.
The interior by Redman Whiteley Dixon was designed to offer plenty of space and light. The main saloon and forward observation lounge provide large, comfortable settees and feature contrasting warm and cool tones that naturally complement each other. Hand-painted silk wall fabrics enhance the decor of the main saloon and the master suite with an airy, summery theme. Three guest cabins in addition to the master suite offer understated luxury for eight to nine guests. All cabins have full en suite bathroom facilities, access to a Kaleidescape server with video and audio on demand and satellite television.
Twizzle’s wide open deck areas are fully optimised for open-air living. The centre cockpit flows seamlessly from the main saloon, providing an intimate and sheltered area for relaxing and dining with panoramic views. Under power, twin Caterpillar C32 engines give her a range of 4,000 nautical miles at 11 knots
Twizzle was a winner at the 2011 ShowBoats Design Awards and was asking €39,750,000.