Her high-tech, swinging centreboard can be lowered or raised to any angle in less than a minute, even at speed or when sailing, adjusting her draught from 3.8 metres to a maximum of 10.4 metres. This provides flexible racing options and acts as a stabiliser when motoring. It also opens up shallow draught anchorages the world over.
Unusually for a sailing yacht, Twizzle’s entire main deck has been allocated to owners and guests. The pilothouse occupies a half-raised deck above an amazing forward saloon. Giant wraparound windows of one-way glass offer panoramic sea views beyond the bare foredeck. These glass panels are the largest glass panels curved in three dimensions ever produced. Built by Yachtglass, the panels have been chemically hardened as well and were Lloyd’s tested, thus requiring no storm blinds during inclement weather.
The airy main saloon integrates (via full-width automated glass doors) with an expansive cockpit complete with bar, comfortable couches and shaded dining table, thereby creating an imaginatively conceived indoor-outdoor living area. The flybridge is another great al fresco living area with sunbeds, plenty of seating, casual dining amenities and a barbecue.
On the lower deck, eight guests enjoy every luxury in two doubles and a twin cabin, plus a large master suite with bathroom, spa shower and private study leading directly up to the aft cockpit.
Together, Twizzle’s owners collaborated with Justin Redman and Emily Todhunter have created a beautifully proportioned and minimalist interior, with every eye line and detail carefully considered. The style is modern, understated and refined. Every material is chosen for its quality and texture, creating depth within a natural colour palette: cashmere throws, leather door handles, woven linens, hand painted silks, limed oak blinds, chocolate lacquer and pale polished Italian marble in the bathrooms – comfort without clutter, natural light, a calm and relaxing environment.
Twizzle’s owners would forgo none of the luxurious features and facilities found aboard motor yachts. They specified state-of-the-art entertainment and communications systems, and have recruited a superb crew experienced at delivering top-level service on prestigious motor yachts, including their previous 55-metre Feadship.
Several crew members were retained for the new build, led by long-standing captain, Gordon Percy, who operates Twizzle with consummate professionalism. A high ratio of crew to guests (and the high standard of crew quarters) ensures that the service is faultless; Oliver McKeown, a Michelin-star trained chef, was involved in the design of his mezzanine galley. All the practical aspects of self- sufficiency on long voyages have been built-in.Twizzle is also about enjoying water-based activities. She is the perfect yacht for those who love to kayak, swim, sail, fish, snorkel or dive – and access to the water is easy, thanks to an ingenious split-level stern platform that lowers out of the transom. This stern platform is seamless in that it shows no hinges of any kind – a feat that
Extraordinarily for a superyacht, Twizzle is carbon neutral. Stringent environmental management procedures make her very eco-friendly, and she is certified to the highest levels for cruising in environmentally sensitive waters. She operates a policy of offsetting all carbon emissions from her main engine, generators and tenders, and even the carbon footprint from her construction process was offset. As you leave Twizzle with a glance back at her tall silhouette, it will not only be her looks that you will remember, but the inner passion that drives her owners, crew and all who sail with her. If you want the best of both worlds, perfection under sail and power, fast sailing and absolute tranquillity, silver service and informality, to explore the world and to respect it, you have just found the perfect yacht charter.