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    Trintel - Van de Stadt

    Classic long keel yacht, Van de Stadt Trintel 1, 1961. tiller steering. Powered by Perkins Perama 29hp diesel. 3  berths in 2 cabins including saloon.

    She is a beauty, attracting salutes and comments wherever she goes, and was the star of the 2012 Trintella Rally in Holland (reported in Yachting Monthly). She is also very seaworthy with an easy motion.


    'Selene Fair' is a Trintel 1, the first of the Trintellas, designed by Van de Stadt and built in 1961 by Anne Wever in Holland with a steel hull and wooden topsides.

    She has a long keel, keel hung rudder with and a marked sheer.

    She is a beauty, attracting salutes and comments wherever she goes, and was the star of the 2012 Trintella Rally in Holland (reported in Yachting Monthly).

    She is also very seaworthy with an easy motion, I have sailed her from Wales to Holland and from the Solent to La Rochelle in SW France, and across the Channel many times.

    She is surprisingly quick in a blow and I have participated in classic regattas.

    I have set her up for single handed or short-handed sailing, including single line reefing, Self Tailing winches, tiller pilot, chart plotter and instruments. She is also set up for comfort, with heating, hot water, fridge, and a new gas cooker.

    She has full standing headroom below while still looking elegant. Her saloon looks like a cosy gentleman's club.

    She has been truly cherished. A keel-up complete three year restoration by the previous owner in 2000-2003 included;

    • a new mast, boom,
    • standing rigging,
    • ballast,
    • hull painting inside and out,
    • all woodwork and varnishing inside and out,
    • new engine (Perkins 29hp),
    • tanks,
    • electrics,
    • gas,
    • plumbing,
    • sails,
    • spray hood,
    • cockpit enclosure,
    • and upholstery.
    • Further improvements and restoration in 2012 included;
    • DSC VHF,
    • Raymarine instruments,
    • 2nd sink,
    • fridge,
    • cooker,
    • heating,
    • hull paint,
    • deck paint and all external woodwork stripped and re-varnished and ports re-seated.
    • The mast was renovated and re-varnished in 2014.
    • Over £40k has been spent in the last three years alone.
    • Stored indoors over winter most years.


    Steel hull, round bilge. Long fin keel, transom hung rudder (wood composite).
    Stainless steel toe rail shelf, International Epxy protection with 2 pack polyurethane paint scheme - flawless Mauritius Blue "ceramic" finish. Encapsulated ballast. Teak toe rail and teak cockpit seats, (high gloss "ceramic" varnish finish) Tiller - solid oak - "ceramic" varnish finish with chrome tiller stock (with weather protection cover)

    The ballast has all been restowed since building and comprises steel ingots encapsulated in acrylic cement within the keel void wich is epoxy painted andlined with a GRP barrier membrane. The top surface is channelled to ensure bilge water sheds off into the sump.

    Decks - marine ply, GRP sheathed. Cream 2 pack painted with non slip finish.
    Cabins sides and coamings - mahogany and marine ply. International schooner tung oil style varnish applied to a flawless standard.

    Classic Trintel Panama fairleadsbow and stern - strong enough to lift the yacht!

    Equipment & Inventory

    Engine & Electrics

    • Perkins Perama 29hp and gearbox (2003)
    • 2 x 110ah domestic batteries (2013)  and 1x85ah starter battery
    • Eberspacher heating with two outlets (2013)
    • Rope cutter

    Deck & Rig

    • 2 x primary ST winches (2012)
    • 2 x halyard/outhaul winches at mast
    • Clutches for 2 x single line reefing, main halyard, topping lift, sprung kicker to support the boom, all in cockpit
    • Single line reefing and main stack pack with lazy lines.
    • Mainsail and genoa (2000) with furling gear for genoa (2008)
    • Tracks for genoa ( needs servicing or replacement ) with blocks for genoa and cruising chute, and lazy jacks attachments (2012)

    Navigation & Electronics

    • Raymarine chartplotter with chart for UK and Europe
    • Raymarine tri-data (speed, depth, etc) (2012)
    • Raymarine wind direction/speed
    • Raymarine ST1000 tiller pilot
    • DSC VHF (2012)
    • Sestral Moore gimballed compass


    • Two domestic batteries (2013), plus engine starter battery, with voltage indicator
    • Hot water tank (from engine)
    • Pressurised hot water to galley sink and heads sink (with shower)
    • Electric sink drain pumps
    • Electric and manual bilge pumps.
    • Eberspacher diesel heating (2012)
    • Lavac toilet (pump parts replaced 2014)
    • Gas cooker with two rings, grill and oven (2012)
    • Fridge (2012)
    • Barometer
    • Clock
    • Saloon lamp

    Safety & seamanship

    • 2 x ventilators
    • 2 x life rings
    • Flagstaff and ensign
    • 25lb plough anchor (on foredeck), bow roller and 55m 8mm chain


    Spars / sails

    Masthead Bermudan Sloop

    • Spruce Mast
    • 6mm Victory Stainless steel standing rigging
    • Selden boom with 2 point single line slab reefing
    • Rigid sprung kicker
    • Lazy jacks and stacking mainsail bag
    • Galvanised steel Mast Tabernacle with Tufnol inlay.
    • 2 x G8 Barton winches on mast
    • Lewmar Primary winches at coamings
    • Plastimo 810 Furling head gear
    • Fully battened Mainsail
    • Furling genoa

    Safety gear

    • 2 x Horseshoe lifebuoys & lights
    • Electric bilge pump
    • 2 x fixed manual bilge pumps


    The Company offers the details of this vessel in good faith but cannot guarantee or warrant the accuracy of this information nor warrant the condition of the vessel. A buyer should instruct his agents, or his surveyors, to investigate such details as the buyer desires validated. This vessel is offered subject to prior sale, price change, or withdrawal without notice.
    Category:Sailing Boats
    Model:Van de Stadt
    Mooring Country:United Kingdom
    Year built:1961
    Sales status:Sold
    LOA:8.48 m/28 ft
    Length:8.53 m/28 ft
    Width:2.44 m/8 ft
    KW:29.0 hp
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