Sea Miste is one of the well known Twister Class yachts which were among the most successful small offshore racers in the mid-1960s. The class sprang from Twister of Mersea which Kim Holman designed for himself in 1963 and from which his brother, Jack, and others built a successful class of all wood, composite and all fibreglass boats. Sea Miste is a composite with a glass hull and deck, mahogany superstructure and teak cockpit. The Twister is recognised of one of the finest cruising yachts which have made many trans-ocean voyages.
The long keel and transom hung rudders make for fine fine weatherly light helmed cruiser racers with a surprising turn of speed. Sustained speeds of 7 knots have been recorded on a 21’6″ waterline. They heave to well and cope with heavy weather comfortably. An American yachtsman once described Sea Miste as “made to go to sea and stay at sea”
Before leaving the Solent the cockpit was rebuilt in teak by Yarmouth Marine Services. After nine seasons in Brittany Sea Miste was ready for another refit and work to the coachroof was carried out by Mylor Yacht Harbour in 2014. Since then she had further work to her timber structures carried out by Phil Austin Boatbuilding of Perranwell near Falmouth who now look after the general maintenance of the yacht to a very high standard.