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Our Standard Features (con't)

A ½" solid-wood center thwart of select Teak is installed with 3/16" fiberglass flanges and thru-bolts.

A heavy-duty off-shore towing eye is installed with extra fiberglass reinforcing to withstand even a capsize at high speeds without pulling out or damaging the dinghy. The eye is a 3/8" stainless steel u-bolt (not just a cast eye bolt) backed up with a stainless steel backing plate, lock washers and lock nuts.

Towing Eye

The dinghy's forefoot always takes a beating from beach landings and from debris while being towed or motored. So, we install a stainless-steel half oval to protect your Trinka's bow. The stainless-steel extends from 18" aft to 4" above the waterline. This is stainless fastened into extra-thick fiberglass bow reinforcing. We also install the half oval stainless-steel skeg landing shoe to help preserve one of the most vunerable wear points of the boat.

Further Features To Personalize Your Trinka.

Every skipper has different requirements for his tender. On top of Trinka's exceptional standard features, you can choose from our list of optional goodies and make your dink a real little yacht. Use the "Trinka Tinker Sheet" to order the boat you want.

Trinka 8 Sheet    Trinka 10 Sheet    Trinka 12 Sheet

The Trinka sailing model comes fully-equipped with mast, boom, Dacron sail, dagger board trunk, dagger board, rudder and all running rigging, plus all standard rowing features. She sails like a witch, but is stable enough for use as a trainer. Perfect for exploring and gunkholing on light wind days!

If you think you might like to convert your rowing Trinka to a sailing dinghy sometime in the future, we can install the integral mast step when we lay up your dinghy. Sail, mast, boom, board and rudder/tiller can be ordered when you're ready!

Solid Teak 3/8" floorboards will keep your feet, groceries and gear out of bilge water while adding measurably to safe footing. These floorboards are turn-button fastened together in two sections for easy removal. These very attractive floorboards will make you Trinka stand out as a no-nonsense dinghy while contributing great practicality.

A bilge bailer can be installed to provide automatic bilge purging while towing or when the dink is hung, stern down, on davits. The bailer is a Elvstrom™ trap door type bailer, and it can completely purge a swamped Trinka in about five minutes at five knots. We know - We've done it!


  If you've ever had to row out an anchor, you know how an anchor chain will chew up the upper edge of your transom. To prevent such damage, we'll install a protective and very attractive Stainless-steel transom molding.

If you wish to be able to lift your dinghy on davits or a halyard, we will install a three-point stainless-steel wire lifting system. Let us know the distance between your davit tips so we can correctly locate the lifting pad eyes.

Lifting System

Your Trinka can accommodate three cleats; the breast hook and two-quarter knees. We'll install polished bronze cleats for you. They are three inches long, thru-bolted with large washers and lock nuts.

We think bottom skids are a real must for the serious cruiser who lands on a lot of rough beaches. We'll bed and thru-bolt four skids of ½" x ¾" oak to help preserve your Trinka's bottom paint and retard wear of the fiberglass. They'll also strengthen your Trinka.]

Now that you have decided to own the boating world's finest dinghy and yacht tender, wouldn't it be a shame to botch the transom lettering job and/or registration numbers? We have at our disposal one of the finest lettering men in the country who will give our new Trinka that final professional touch. We need your own ideas on colors, letter style and design, then we'll send you a sketch of our proposal and agree upon a price.

The Challenge...

Obviously, the Trinka has evolved over the years as a serious cruiser's dinghy. It tool a lot of rough going, redesign and rebuilding but now we've got a boat that can withstand all comparison. Considering that your dinghy is probably the most used piece of gear you'll ever buy for your yacht, and your safety may even depend on it, don't you think it's silly to go the cheap route with a cute but inadequate little pumpkin seed? Check out the Trinka. You'll never want any other tender again.

Johannsen J

ohannsen Boat Works
P.O. Box 2311
Vero Beach, Florida 32961
PH (800) 869-0773