You're right, the Twister and the Contessa 32 are not a match, being very different in their hull shapes.I don't think Twisters are a great match they are c3ft shorter and the full keel sets them apart. I would put forward the Rival 32/34 as being better and, of course, the Wauquiez Centurion 32. Contessa do have a huge spread of asking prices because of the number that have had expensive restoration plus you can see 5 or 50 year old examples.
Speaking of what a grand deal the 9k Contessa was, here is a Rival 32 asking 7.5K:
Rival 32 for sale UK, Rival boats for sale, Rival used boat sales, Rival Sailing Yachts For Sale 1972 Rival 32 - Apollo Duck
That really is a boat you would not want to touch with the proverbial barge pole.
Well my initial thinking was along the lines of classic design that appealed to a similar market. Additionally both boats are pleasant on the eye.You're right, the Twister and the Contessa 32 are not a match, being very different in their hull shapes.
I don't know why people so often lump them together as if they both represent a similar type.
Apart from them being designed at roughly the same period, and having the same rig, I don't see much in common.
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