Judges' Commendation - World Superyacht Awards 2011
Best Sailing Yacht 40m+ - International Superyacht Society Awards 2011
Best Interior - International Superyacht Society Awards 2011
Twizzle is the first Dubois-designed sailing superyacht to be built at the Royal Huisman Shipyard and at 57.5m, she is the largest Dubois-designed ketch built to date.
Twizzle is a shallow draft centreboard yacht and builds on the considerable experience we gained with Nirvana. A large and powerful ketch rig together with sleek flowing hull lines and a super-efficient centreboard give Twizzle great performance under sail. The quality of her design and construction and the beauty of her interior styling make this yacht truly unique.
Twizzle’s beautifully proportioned, minimalist teak deck conceals the secrets of her advanced technology along with two tenders, complimenting Twizzle’s clean and modern appearance.
Twizzle is the very successful result of the owners’ vision for a high performance, high-tech and modern sailing yacht with all the comfort of a motor yacht. The owners have been central to this talented team, bringing their own ideas and significant experience to the process, adding challenge and momentum.
In close collaboration with Redman Whiteley Dixon, who were the interior designers and exterior stylists, Dubois Naval Architects developed the hull and deck layout, sail plan, naval architecture, aluminium structure and propulsion layout into a perfectly integrated package.
Twizzle’s ‘green’ credentials are particularly commendable. She is certified to the highest standards for operation in the world’s most sensitive marine environments, including Alaska.
Further demonstrating their commitment to the quality of the ocean environment, Twizzle‘s thoughtful owners have put in place a policy to off-set the carbon emissions of all her fuel use. All greenhouse gas emissions arising from Twizzle’s forthcoming cruising programme will be balanced, tonne for tonne, by compensating emissions savings from green energy projects.
Twizzle is actually the second Dubois design to be built by Royal Huisman Shipyard. The first was a 42ft racing yacht built way back in 1978! It has been a long wait for us to have the pleasure of working with this wonderful organisation again.
- 57.5m (189ft)
- Fuel Capacity
- 48,795 litres
- Naval Architect
- Dubois Naval Architects
- 49m (160ft)
- Water Capacity
- 11,018 litres
- Exterior Stylist
- Redman Whiteley Dixon
- Beam (max)
- 11.7m (38ft)
- 4,000 nm at 12kts
- Royal Huisman Shipyard
- Draft (min/max)
- 3.8 (12ft)/10.8m (35ft)
- State Rooms
- Interior Designer
- Redman Whiteley Dixon
- Displacement DWL
- 550 tonnes
- Flybridge Cutter Rigged Ketch
- Keel Type