If you intend
to spend weeks, months, or even years successfully cruising aboard your
sailing home, comfort and privacy must be a high priority. Twins 36 achieves
The Twins 36 benefits from full standing headroom (6'3"
minimum) throughout including the all important saloon bridgedeck
area, used for crossing from one hull to the other.The saloon enjoys
a flat floor, across the whole walking area, with no pod or nacelle
to trip over, has true panoramic vision, plus a large extendable table
with effortless elbow room for eight, or even ten at a pinch.
Huge double aft cabins with large, luxurious queen size,
full-length double berths, plenty of practical hanging space, and complete
privacy, the port cabin having private ensuite toilet and shower.
Being at the aft end of the boat makes the cabins very comfortable and quiet,
even in rough weather at sea.
A third spacious double cabin in the starboard
forward hull shares the starboard heads and shower area.
The huge, fully fitted galley features a practical 3 burner hob, separate oven, and
masses of work surface.
Being in the port hull, the galley is not in a passageway to anywhere else in the boat, and while the galley hands
can thoroughly enjoy all saloon socialising they work better and happier knowing
that there will be no need for anybody to be trying to squeeze past them.
The galley has also been designed, as on all the TWINS
range, to be safe and practical in heavy weather, when good
eating is even more important than normal.
The Twins 36 is an impressive sailing machine in all
sorts of seas, in all different wind strengths.
Under power, Twins 36 comes with a twin folding prop
engine installation as standard -
either conventional twin diesels in each hull, or centrally
mounted diesel with twin, independent hydraulic drives.
The Twins 36 was designed from the outset to be comfortably
able to handle the large cruising payloads that are inevitable on blue water
cruising boats, and also rather common elsewhere. 2 tons is a sensible maximum
to aim for, and while keeping this figure lower will give a definite performance
dividend, as with all multihulls, it is good to know that even when heavily laden, the
modern "inverted bell shape" hulls can easily cope.
The boat is built with large, sealed buoyancy chambers
fore and aft in each hull, so that, even if badly holed in both hulls, the boat
floats high enough to be habitable and still navigable. The sailplan, while highly efficient,
balanced and effective, is relatively modest in size, and combined with a reassuringly wide
beam, results in a boat which really impresses in bad weather. Twins 36 can be reefed
easily under all conditions, even when running before a rapidly increasing gale.
Light overall weight, plus an excellent hull shape produces really good sailing performance
in light airs, enhanced by a specially designed "reacher" sail, set on a second forestay.
This can be quickly and easily removed when the wind pipes up, leaving the still more
controllable standard rig for gusty or hazardous conditions.
Overall length - 36'0" - 11.0m
Overall beam - 19'0" - 5.8m
Draft - 3'0" - 0.9m
Weight - 3.75t - 380kg
Cruising Payload - 2 tons - 2000kg
Working sail area - 461 sq.ft. - 43 sq.m
Reacher - 442 sq. ft - 41.0 sq.m
Engine: 2 x 18hp inboard diesels or
1 x 28hp + twin hydraulic drives
Reaching the places other boats can't
We can build to various stages ranging from bare hulls to a complete
boat or we can hire out the moulds to be used on site with the option
of renting a shed to build in. Please ask for prices.