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Old 26-11-2008, 01:12   #1
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Trintella 40

I will be looking for a 40ft or thereabouts cruiser and I like the look of the older Trintella 40 ketch. Anyone out there sail one or know about them. I'd like to get an idea of performance pros and cons etc
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Old 26-11-2008, 06:52   #2
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Trintella and other van de Stadt are very well thought off....A friend of mine had a 43 and only very old age would seperate them. Normally not many are for sale as owner tend not to part with them. However in these economical times...who knows.

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PS I have (new to me) a steel ketch 42 van de Stadt designed ( French built, custom made Lorient) and am very pleased with its performance
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Old 26-11-2008, 07:06   #3
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Thanks for the comments and link Alan. I expect that in the current economic climate in the UK particularly there may be a few coming up for sale in the next few years.
Some VdS boats as well as Moody, Westerly and a few US and asian boats are on my list.

Always a bit worried about steel, seems to be looked upon as slightly less problematic than ferro concrete however, if the right one came up for sale at the right price (39-45 ft, centre cockpit, ketch or cutter with most of the bells and whistles and prefereably in corten) then it would definitely be considered.
I have driven over to lorient a few times to look at boats, only couple of hours away.
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