The 2010 Royal Huisman build, Twizzle, has been sold by Will Christie from Y.CO and Burgess, with Jim Wallace from Camper & Nicholsons International representing the buyer. The selling price remains confidential, but the final asking price for the 57.5m ketch sailing yacht was €39.75 million.
“Twizzle is quite arguably the finest sailing yacht I’ve ever seen”, commented Christie. “There is not one part of that boat that the original owners didn't look at and think about in great detail. It’s exceptional value compared with how much it would cost to build new and there is little else on the market that compares”, he continued.
The naval architecture is the product of Dubois Naval Architecture, the exterior is the work of Redman Whiteley Dixon and the interior is a collaboration between Redman Whiteley Dixon and Todhunter Earle. Her state-of-the-art engineering and innovation is very distinctive and led to multiple awards.
Images courtesy of Burgess
Twizzle is built with one of the most advanced rigs to date; both the mizzen and main sails can be hoisted simultaneously in under two minutes. The main mast stands at 62.5m high and the mizzen mast is the tallest ever built, at 58m.
Twizzle is the largest sailing yacht to be sold since Perini Navi’s Spirit of the C’s (formerly Felicita West), which was sold by Northrop & Johnson in November 2014.
Year of build: 2010
Representing the seller: Y.CO & Burgess
Representing the buyer: Camper & Nicholsons
Final asking price: €39,750,000