The Trintels and Trintellas were originally built by Shipard Anne Wever in Den Bosch, the Netherlands. Initially, Anne was a harbour master of yacht club ‘The Viking’. He started building yachts in his spare time in 1953. His father, a skipper of a large sailing yacht, taught him that ships needed a perfect finish. So, Anne embraced the idea and his reputation grew due to perfection. He met E.G. van de Sandt via his daughter who also lived in Den Bosch, and the designer asked him to build some Lightning yachts for him to export to the USA. Anne accepted the task and this was the beginning of the long-lasting relationship between Anne and the famous designer. The workload increased rapidly and as a result Anne started building other yachts, e.g. Junos, Pluisjes, Deltas and Junior Holidays. The export to the USA decreased in 1959. So Anne asked Van de Stadt to make a new design. This became the Trintel I, named after a sandbank in the Ijsselmeer. They had also considered the name ‘Breezand’ but that was rejected because it sounded too Dutch. Such insight into the future! The hulls were made by other ship yards; Dekker in Amsterdam was one of them. Anne had two main competitors during the Dutch boat exhibition Hiswa; The ships made by Marken and Trewes. He need not have worried because he sold six ships and they merely sold two, even though the Trintel was more expensive. The perfect finish surely made the difference. Tyler in the UK had started producing yachts made of GRP. Initially, the yacht Glasslipper was for himself and later he also made the Pioneer, which would become the first serial yachts in GRP. Both ships were designed by Van de Stadt. Anne Wever saw a future in the mass productions of GRP yachts, so he asked Van de Stadt to design the GRP version of the Trintel I. The hulls were made by Tyler Mouldings Ltd. In the UK because Anne did not want that at his ship yard. The ship yard Anne Wever kept doing what they were great at; the finishing. Anne completed the Trintella I with a wooden cabin because he wanted the Trintella to stay a real ship. This seemed crazy to Van de Stadt, but in the end the Trintellas I and Ia became the most successful ships. 260 ships were built in total. The next ship was the Trintella II, 9.50 m, also with a wooden cabin. The hulls were, again, produced by Tyler. However, Anne was astounded to find out that Tyler also sold these ships with the top of the cabin in GRP. They were called Harmony 32. So, when Anne met Van de Stadt at the London Boat Show he took him by the arm and demanded that Van de Stadt made this right. The retribution followed: the 10 metre Trintella 2a. After the Trintella 2a became available on the market the demand for bigger yachts rose. Especially bigger ones that needed less extensive maintenance. The demands were met when the Trintella III and the Trintella IIIa appeared. The hull of the former was made by Polymarin in Amsterdam and the hull of the latter by Tyler. When the Trintella IV and V were in production, Anne decided he wanted to improve the speeds of his ships. So Van de Stadt set to work and designed the Trintella 38. However that was not as fast as they had originally intended. The 44 followed and at the start of the 80s, the speedy Trintella 42. When Mr Dieter Sieger wanted to order the fast ship, he requested to design the interior himself as he was a professional interior designer. Anne agreed to his terms. Sieger introduced remarkable round shapes. The Alpha factory produced some of the required materials and Sieger became world famous. A difficult time arose in 1980. There was a strong decline in the economy and, as a result, a lack of orders. Anne had to let go of 40 of his employees at first. Fortunately he was able to rehire some of them in the same year. Anne set up an inquiry to investigate the wishes of (future) yacht owners. The research concluded that there was a demand for aluminium ships equipped with dog houses. This was most likely incited by the first examples of assimilation with GRP yachts. The aforementioned inquiry led to Van de Stadt’s design of the Trintella 44a. Subsequently, the export to the USA was re-established and the shipyard returned to its former glory. Anne sold his shipyard to retire in the second half of the 80s. The name changed to Trintella Ship yards. In 2003 the last boat was build in Holland. The shipyard was later based in the USA. Now it doesn't exist anymore.