Calixas 105' Expedition YachtA Surprising New Splash! At first sight together, Calixas and Montie Twining don’t seem to match. Calixas is brawny, crisp, a powerful trawler-yacht statement, with design innovations that tweak some standard large yacht concepts. Twining, the builder, comes across as the enthusiastic young man next door who prefers casual sweaters to the business formality of a coat and tie. However, up close and personal, both quickly unveil a cache of surprising features that are unusual. By the way, the yacht’s name is pronounced Cali-X-as, a melding of California and Texas, because the two principals happen to hail from those two states. They are: Twining, the potent creative force behind this attractive formula, from Texas; and Greg Marshall, the acclaimed naval architect, from California. These two young innovators parlayed their twenty year close friendship, and complementing talents, into an outstanding new venture; the 105’ concept yacht Calixas.