Friday, October 01, 2010

Trident 24







I recently took photos of three Trident 24 yachts, all moored at Hullbridge, on the River Crouch. A dodger of one has come adrift; perhaps this happened during recent high winds.


Alan F. Hill designed the Trident in the early 1960s and I believe I’m right in saying the earlier ones were made in 1962 by the Marine Construction Ltd., of Southampton. Later, Tridents were manufactured by Marcon Marine, and I think production by that company ceased in 1980.


The earlier ones had wooden superstructures and GRP hulls that were fitted with a central lifting keel. Marcon Marine offered a GRP version, either with a fin keel or a triple keel - every vessel met Lloyds specification for materials and construction. Altogether, between 1960 and 1980, 150 Tridents were built - some in kit form, and others as completed yachts.


If you are looking for a ‘traditional’ yacht, one that has a classical appearance, then a Trident 24 may be the answer.



Statistics

Length overall: 24' 0" (7.3m)
Length waterline: 19' 0" (5.79m)
Beam overall: 7' 5" (2.26m)
Draughts:
Fin keel 3' 8" (1.11m)
Bilge keel 2' 6" (0.76m)
Centreboard (down) 5' 9" (1.75m)
Centreboard (up) 2'1" (0.64m)
Displacement 4040lbs (1835kg)
Ballast (40%) 1500lbs (680kg)



Links


Trident Owners Association
http://www.trident24.com/

YachtsNet info page for the Trident (Excellent photos)
http://www.yachtsnet.co.uk/archives/trident-24/trident-24.htm

Alan Hill, Designer of the Trident 24
http://www.trident24.com/designer.html

Trident for Sale £2,950
http://yachts.apolloduck.com/display.phtml?aid=154103

Trident for Sale £4,000
http://www.trident24.com/cgi-bin/advert.pl

Trident for Sale £10,520
http://yachts.apolloduck.com/display.phtml?aid=165711

Junk Rigged Trident 24 for Sale
http://www.topsail.co.uk/boat.php?refnum=1578

1 comment:

Trident Owners said...

Hi Bill

Nice Trident pics. Any idea what the first two boats are called?

Would you mind if I add them to the Trident 24 Album? The album is an attempt to assemble pics of every one of the 250 Trident 24s ever made? 165 so far.