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The Trinka Story

The Trinka dinghy, designed by Bruce P. Bingham, N.A. in 1972, is a remarkably beautiful yacht tender. Her gracefully curved but spunky sheer line, slightly "wineglass" transom and plumb bow give her a classic and distinctive air. A Trinka, especially in company with other dinks, stands out (and above) with a most ladylike personality.

Saga The Trinka is more than beautiful, though. She was conceived not to cut production expenses nor to compete in the cheap-dink market, but to be an incomparably rugged, practical, reliable servant of utility. Hundreds of "one-off" Trinkas have been produced around the world, and our dinks are produced with the same individual attention to detail and quality. To assure the most faithful Trinka reproduction, Mr. Bingham supervised the hull lofting, oversaw the plug and mold development and created dozens of special assembly drawings for us.

The Trinka has proven itself over the years. It is the only fiberglass dinghy endorsed by critical author and famous world sailor Donald M. Street. The dinghy was featured in the Complete Live-Aboard Book by K. M. Burke. And Jeff Spranger, editor of The Practical Sailor, says, "I couldn't find a really good dinghy so I had to build my own!" (Jeff's dinghy is Trinka!)  Mr. Bingham's own Trinka, which we used as our prototype, has been in daily use for ten years. It has withstood thousands of miles of towing, has taxied millions of pounds and been kissed by a thousand beaches. There could not have been a more demanding standard setter; and now the Trinka can be yours...


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ohannsen Boat Works
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Vero Beach, Florida 32961
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