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Trident 24

Brief Notes

 

Builder

Marine Construction (UK) Ltd.

A traditionally styled small yacht, solidly built by Marcon, with triple keels allowing drying out. Many were also built from bare hulls supplied by Marcon, so standards of fit-out may vary considerably

Length OA

24' 0"

Sail Area

290 sq ft

Length WL

19' 0"

Rig

Sloop

Beam

7' 5"

Cabins

2

Draught

2' 6" triple fin version, 3' 8" single fin

Berths

4

Displacement

4,040 lbs

Engine type

various - originally usually 5 bhp or 7 bhp Vire inboard petrol engines

Ballast

1,500 lbs

Engine bhp

5 - 10

Keel type

Fin or triple keel (fin and twin bilge keels)

The Trident 24 was designed by Alan Hill, and built between 1962 and 1976 by Marine Construction Ltd., in Southampton. The design was originally as a lift-keeler, and the first few built were composite construction, with GRP hull and ply deck and coachroof. Later the design was adapted for all-GRP construction, with a choice of fin keels or triple keels.

The hulls were moulded to Lloyds specifications, and about 250 all-GRP versions were built in total. With it's traditionally stepped coachroof, the Trident looks like a 'proper yacht'. When originally built they were usually fitted with 5 or 7 bhp Vire petrol engines - many will now have been refitted with modern diesels. Tridents have a good reputation for seaworthiness, at least one having crossed the Atlantic singlehanded.

The plan here shows the fin keel version, the triple keel version differing in having a shallower central fin keel, two smaller bilge keels, and a broader, shallower rudder. A few were also built with centreboards 

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Most of the photographs here are of two exceptionally nicely refitted examples of this design. The smaller photos at the end of this page show a more typical example.

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The saloon has settee berths on either side, with cooker to port, and galley worktop and basin to starboard. There is 'almost standing headroom' in the doghouse, less forward

The heads compartment, with marine WC, separates saloon and forecabin (left) with two vee-berths

On deck she has a fractional sloop rig with single spreaders plus diamonds to support the masthead

The cockpit is trimmed with teak slatted seats, and there are stowage lockers both under the cockpit seats, and in a lazarette under the stern deck, with two locker tops for access. Gas bottle stowage is frequently found under the seats, without external gas drainage, which does not meet current regulations

The engine is conventionally located under the companionway - this picture showing a Trident re-engined with a 10 hp Yanmar diesel.

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