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Old 24-02-2015, 20:59   #1
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Trintella 44

Hi, I am looking at buying a Trintella 44. Seems as a solid and spacious boat. I plan on living aboard it and after a year of refit in the USA I would like to sail down to the Caribbean and then to the Pacific.

There is little reference over this boat on the Internet. But good opinions on it.

Has anyone ever sailed one? What do you guys could tell me about it? Any help is appreciated.

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Old 25-02-2015, 04:40   #2
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Never sailed one..

If you can find reference to it, let us know but as far as I am concerned these boats were designed my none other than Van den Stadt. You will find the trademark hard dodgers on most of VDS designs.

Many were made in alu, some in steel and some in GRP. Rare ones out of folded plywood. Some not too honest brokers refer to the last one mentioned as "composite"... be careful with the GRP and the "composite" ones.

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Old 25-02-2015, 04:49   #3
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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 (posted bellow).

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.

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Trintella 44/45

Trintella 44/45
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
Motor: Perkins 95 pk
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"
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Old 25-02-2015, 04:49   #4
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There's one going in a bit of a distressed sale ok Grenada I believe that was cruised over by some Scandinavians that need to go home. If not interested in buying her, you could still reach out to the owners and ask them some questions.


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Old 25-02-2015, 05:07   #5
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There's one going in a bit of a distressed sale ok Grenada I believe that was cruised over by some Scandinavians that need to go home. If not interested in buying her, you could still reach out to the owners and ask them some questions.


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Whatever the OP does, he MUST get a very good survey. Teak deck replacement will be a bout $40K.

Teak removal, glassing over and anti skid will be half of that.

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Old 25-02-2015, 05:37   #6
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brownoarsman, do you have a link for contact with this boat on sale?

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Trinidad cruisers group on Facebook, post dated February 17. Join and they'll approve you right away. Or email leon@willingwheels.com that was the contact info listed.


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Old 11-03-2015, 15:15   #8
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Thanks brownoarsman, this is just the boat I am looking at... Have been chatting with Leon for a couple of weeks now and will fly up there next week. Fingers crossed!
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Awesome! My own boat search in the Carib fell through, but I'm glad it could help someone else! I'm sailing a P28 in the keys now, soon to hop for points south. Easier to provision here anyways


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Old 12-05-2015, 21:50   #10
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Well, just to update you guys (better late than never).

I bought it from Leon and Lotte, and now I am sailing it from the Caribbean to Boston. Started out in Martinique, sailed south to Sta Lucia than north to Dominica, Terre de Haute, Montserrat, Sint Maarten, BVI, Culebrita, Culebra and now in San Juan, Puerto Rico.

So far some great sailing, the boat is in good shape despite some minor repairing and sails great. It is not a light boat (16t) so not fast without wind, but does great on the trade winds.
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Congrats! My only experience with a Trintella was doing a little bit of rigging work on a 53. She was gorgeous and oozed quality. Good luck and keep us posted.
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Well done gtpinei.... but this thread is useless without photos!!

I am a bit surprised about the weight... Eleuthera weighs in at about 19T when fully ready to sail...

Enjoy; you only have one life to live!
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Congrats! Glad it worked out! I'm hoping to do that sail another time but am also headed to boston once I fix the engine in marathon. You pay your money and take your chances! 😉 hope to see that lovely boat on the harbor some time!


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I know of another Trintella 44 available for sale in Palma de Mallorca, Spain.

For further information, please feel free to send me a PM.
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