— March 2005
By Diane M. Byrne
A Yacht With Sizzle
Here’s your first look at Twizzle, the latest launch from Feadship’s De Vries yard—and one of the newest yachts to enter the charter market.
The 182-footer stands out for a few reasons. Primarily, she features an interior design produced through the collaboration of two firms, Redman Whiteley Dixon and Todhunter Earle. While the former is well known in yachting circles, responsible for famous launches such as Amels’ Ilona and a number of sailing yachts from Pendennis, Todhunter Earle is a new arrival to the marine world. But the firm is no stranger to design, having been commissioned for residential properties, hotels, and restaurants worldwide since 1988.
As a result of the collaboration, Twizzle’s look emphasizes both traditional and contemporary elements, highlighted by natural fabrics as well as walnut and teak in the owner’s and guest areas. Some of those areas include a bridge-deck saloon, which is accessed from the main deck via an open staircase separating the main saloon from the formal dining area. As you’d expect, the owner’s suite is forward on the main deck, enjoying the panoramic views. And the guest staterooms—two twins and two doubles—are located on the lower deck.
Another reason Twizzle stands out is her owner’s planned three-year world cruise, during which the yacht will be available for select charters. Whether they’re visiting traditional spots in the Caribbean or other exotic warm-weather locales, guests will surely take advantage of the sundeck’s Jacuzzi as well as an assortment of watertoys, which include two PWCs, two kayaks, two Laser sailboats, and two 21-foot Castoldi tenders.
Someone who no doubt will make good use of those toys is the owner’s daughter. After all, she was the inspiration for the yacht. As the owner explains, “When [she] was a baby, she had long arms and legs, so we gave her the nickname ‘Twizzle,’” after a famous TV puppet. “Although she is now nearly 24, we still call our boats Twizzle after her.”
We’ll have more information about the yacht once she’s delivered later this month. In the meantime, we do know that she’s expected to be available for charter beginning in June. To inquire about her availability, contact Nigel Burgess ( (212) 223-0410 or visit www.nigelburgess.com.
This article originally appeared in the February 2005 issue of Power & Motoryacht magazine.