Thanks Eleuthera, this is a 1979 so just before they began working on Aluminum
. Supposedly its got solid fiberglass
bellow the waterline and sandwiched fiberglass
cored with foam above water
line and on decks.
And yes, it was designed by Van der Stadt, but little reference on the boat online.
All info I have I got either from the seller or from: Trintella 44 & 45
Anyone knows anything else about it? Any issues I should be aware of besides the teak deck
, which is something the owner already let me know is a permanent work in progress.
Number build: 39
Design: E.G. van de Stadt
Period: after 1978
Length: 13.40 m / 13.70 m
Beam: 4.11 m
Draught: 2.20 m
THe Trintella 44 and 45 are very similar. The 45 is 30cm (1foot) longer. Both ships were built as a sloop
and a ketch
. The interior
of the ships has a lot in common with the 38 but there are more beds in front of the mast
. The 44/45 is the last boat the wharf build with a fixed keel
. Just like the 38 and the older Trintella's e.g. the III and IV the 44/45 is a very heavy and strong boat. How strong.? One of them survived a 4th category hurricane
in 1983. Read Tami Oldham Ashcraft's book "Red sky in the morning"