Friday, October 01, 2010
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.
Length overall: 24' 0" (7.3m)
Length waterline: 19' 0" (5.79m)
Beam overall: 7' 5" (2.26m)
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)
Trident Owners Association
YachtsNet info page for the Trident (Excellent photos)
Alan Hill, Designer of the Trident 24
Trident for Sale £2,950
Trident for Sale £4,000
Trident for Sale £10,520
Junk Rigged Trident 24 for Sale