The Association for Trintel and Trintella lovers all over the world.
The shared feeling of friendship and pride on our ships is important. The TFA is actively gathering knowledge on several different Trintel and Trintella vessels.
We welcome anyone who is interested in the, now classic, steel Trintel, and polyester Trintellas or the newer aluminium and composite types.
As a member, you will receive a newsletter twice a year.
We also organise gatherings twice yearly that members are invited to take part in. The Federation of Polyclassics also organises activities annually. The gatherings take place in spring and autumn. The first is usually by boat on the water while the latter is in a city in either the Netherlands, Belgium of Germany.
Finally, members receive passwords to access the digital archives on the website.
If you want to become member , click here.
If you want more information , click here for direct mail , or Contact :
adress: De Reusel 2
After beeing logged in , our members can find all things our clubshop is selling with the association -logo. You can find the shop in "Clubshop" in the column "The Association". You can order by email to Yvonne or sell in her shop on one of the events.
The TFA has a new project in addition to our normal activities, the objective being to increase the support to Trintel and Trintella owners when it comes to the maintenance and upkeep of their boat. The need for good maintenance is evident.
The photograps hereby show two ships with succesive constructionnumbers both from 1966. They show two extremes where maintenance is concerned.
The almost 1200 Trintels and Trintella's that were build by Anne Wever Shipyard are still beautifull sound ships and with the necessary upkeep can last many more years. The oldest ships of the fleet are a beautifull sight to see, but because the large amount of woodwork very vulnerable.
On Boxing Day the Trintella 44 "Bastiaantje M." is rescued by the KNRM Lifeboat of Hoek van Holland and towed into the emergency harbour. Probably by dirty diesel the motor stopped.
There was no wind and a nasty swell. The owner/skipper hat bought the boat a week before and was on his first trip.
See the pictures and two video's on the KNRM site:
The new book: Trintella Yachts, Holland’s splendour from Brabant, depicts a wonderful image of the developments of a shipyard in ‘s Hertogenbosch. They have built sea worthy, luxurious sailing yachts since 1952, with a lot of passion and workmanship. Although the activities of the yard ceased in 2002, the brand name Trintella will live on while we maintain these durable yachts.
The Trintella name was conceived of in 1964, with the rise of mass production in polyester. The book is used to show a sketch of the historical development of the shipyard and the many Trintellas that were built there. It is being published now because of the 50th anniversary of the name giving.
It will feature many charming restoration projects as well as Trintella sailors who were willing to share their amazing experiences.
The over 225 pages thick book is printed in full colour and holds many lovely photographs and drawings. It will be published as a hardcover book.
Click on the link here to order the book online.
The autumnmeeting in Gent ( Belgium) on saturday 22 november was in nice sunny weather a big succes. Eighty members had a great day , with a walking tour through the beauttifull city, a boattour on the wather of the Leie in the afternoon and a dinner in the evening after the members meeting.
Thanks to our hosts are Chris van den Broeck and Dirk Hertecant (Odin, Trintella 4).