For Charter: Twizzle
There are sailing superyachts that are built to cross oceans and those that are designed to win races. And then there is Twizzle, the world-roaming family cruiser that can also hold her own on a racecourse.
When the 57.5m (188'7) Twizzle was launched by Dutch yard Royal Huisman in 2011, she pushed the limits of what was considered possible for a sailing yacht, blending a focus on technology with beautiful design. Dubois Naval Architects were tasked with designing the custom yacht with a 3.8m minimum draft so she can tuck into shallow anchorages around the world – her daggerboard extends to 10 metres when racing at full speed.
Twizzle is already a proven bluewater cruiser, having completed a circumnavigation. The sleek yacht cuts a gorgeous form on the water, and her interior is equally as commanding. Twizzle has been awarded for her charms many times over. Among her many accolades, she nabbed two ShowBoats Design Awards – for best interior design and best recreational area – and the ISS bestowed upon Twizzle the Best Superyacht Interior Design Award and Best Sailing Yacht Design Award.
The interior by acclaimed design house Redman, Whiteley, Dixon and Todhunter Earle is intended to envelope guests in comfort. Every detail is considered to create a welcoming space, from the natural tones and stylish decor to the exacting attention to eye lines, seat levels and proportions. Acid-washed oak plays against chocolate-coloured lacquers, while the bathrooms are ensconced in pale, polished marbles. The addition of cashmere throws, soft leathers, woven linens and hand-painted silks creates an environment of extraordinary luxury set against the contemporary, cool interior.
The relaxed, comfortable interior has plush accommodations in her unique layout for up to 9 guests in a vast, full-beam master, replete with owner’s study, and two double cabins and one twin with Pullman. All of the staterooms have ensuite showers and full media suites including Apple TV.
As Twizzle won an award for her recreation areas, it’s no surprise that these spaces shine. Her sheltered aft cockpit and main cockpit run seamlessly into the main saloon. This creates a grand indoor-outdoor space where the entire family can lounge around, enjoying amazing vistas of the sea outside, gazing through Twizzle’s vast, wrap-around windows which look to be floating from the coach roof. These windows were a technological achievement as the largest ever produced by Yachtglass at the time of her build.
If a bit more excitement is desired, head up to the top deck, were the yacht’s racing pedigree is truly felt. The performance cruising ketch was designed to excel at all wind speeds and directions, the sails hoisted in two minutes, and she is a force to be reckoned with on the superyacht racing circuit. Yet even when rounding the buoys at high speeds, she is incredibly stable and comfortable, and she is nimble and easy to handle when in cruising mode under charter, too.
While it’s doubtful you’ll tired of sailing the big boat, if you crave closer-to-the-water action switch over to one of the two Laser Pico sailing dinghies or windsurfers. As Twizzle settles into a picturesque harbour, gather on the customised stern platform to choose from this charter yacht’s well-endowed toy box. From stand-up paddleboards and kayaks to snorkelling and dive gear, Twizzle has plentiful watersports options. Or get towed behind one of the two 6.4m Castoldi jet tenders on the kneeboard, wakeboard or waterskis.
"Twizzle is the definitive family round-the-world cruiser and performance sailing yacht.” Whether playing in the water, discovering new destinations or racing with the wind, the family will enjoy this stylish, cutting-edge charter yacht.
For more information on Twizzle, please contact Camper & Nicholsons.