I could say Pearson
because I own one. However, I would have to say I like the designer
(Alberg) rather than the builder
. When the Tritons were first coming out and GRP was a "new" material, they built the solid hulls. It makes for a heavy, seakindly, hull
. Built like a tank, they were. The rigging
was a fair match. The decks were balsa core
which now get soft with a morning mist. The Triton was built as a weekend cruiser and her below decks were Spartan with much exposed rough fiberglass
laminations throughout. However, some folks have sailed properly equipped Tritons around the world.
And, boy can she go to weather
. She can take whatever punishment the sea and wind
can dish out. There are better boats going downwind but hundreds remain and are beloved (some say obsessed over) by her owners. There is little brightwork but her lines are pretty, if you like the sweeping sheerstrake look.
started out working for John Alden. His name appears on the blueprints of the Alden ketch
I am currently rebuilding (hull 777A). Since I am essentially the builder
of this boat, I will be the one to make sure she is constructed properly with the systems laid out logically and in accordance with accepted practices to ensure strength and reliability
. A daunting proposition. Wish me luck.