Kittiwake

Kittiwake

Kittiwake is a 26ft Heavenly Twins catamaran. She was made in the UK in 1977. We are the third owners of this little beauty, which was still in good condition when we bought her for under £10,000 in August 2016. Heavenly Twins have a reputation for being strong, sturdy sea boats, but a bit on the slow side.

Being a catamaran, she’s got a few great advantages over a monohull – more deck space, a much shallower draught, and less rolling around at anchor.

Downwind she’ll hit 8 knots easy, but she’s not so keen on going upwind. That’s ok though – we just wait for the right winds.

She’s all fiberglass and was made back in the days when fiberglass boats had a thick, solid hull. She’s got a big genoa, a small storm / staysail, and a battened main.

SV Kittiwake

The engine is a Yamaha 9.9 outboard, fitted into a well in the cockpit. It was brand new when we bought Kittiwake. If anything goes wrong with it, we can whip it out and take it to shore in the dinghy.

SV Kittiwake

Kittiwake

Inside, there’s one sleeping cabin with a double bed (a square one, yes!), a storage area where all of our junk lives, and the main cabin where there’s the saloon, the heads, and the galley. The berth is connected to the main cabin through a stoop through, which is quite handy for those rainy or cold days.

SV Kittiwake

We’re in the process of updating and upgrading the boat, so these pictures are the ‘before.’ We’ll keep you updated on our progress via our social channels.