£3,500 SOLD

Lying: Neil Thompson Boatyard, North Norfolk Marine Centre, Stiffkey Road, Wells-Next-The-Sea, Norfolk NR231QB

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This wonderful Trident 24 [Hull ID 161] is now coming onto the market after a season on the water, her current owners are only selling as they are upscaling.  By designer A.F. Hill these fibreglass hulled sail boats could be just what you are looking for. Price on enquiry.

About the boat:

Skerry of Arne is a beautiful example of this classic 4-berth, triple bilge keel sailing yacht, designed by one of Britain’s most experienced and respected yacht designers; Alan F Hill.  Constructed in 1970 (sail No. 66) by Marine Construction, she has a solid GRP hull with GRP deck moulding.  As one of the first production boats to be moulded in GRP, Tridents are renowned for being exceptionally solid, buoyant, easy to handle, sea-kindly and fast.  Her mast is strongly-stayed with twin lowers and the fractional seven-eights rig is easily handled.  Her wide side decks, 40% ballast and deep self-draining cockpit are combined with exceptional stowage for a boat of this size.  The triple bilge keel design makes her particularly well suited for East coast sailing in shallow waters and drying harbours.


“Alan  F Hill has designed an extremely attractive little sloop in which the temptation to build up has been firmly thrown aside.  A real “yacht” which will give fast sailing to the keen helmsman and at the same time give a safe ride to the less experienced.”  Yachting & Boating Weekly Review


“One of the attractions of the boat is her well-balanced appearance; the pleasing lines of the hull are matched by those of the superstructure and good headroom has been achieved in 24 feet without making the boat look overburdened with top hamper.” Practical Boat Owner Review


The current owners have lovingly undertaken a schedule of refurbishment and have enjoyed sailing and exploring the east coast with her.  She is only for sale due to purchase of a larger boat to travel further afield.  She is an ideal boat for weekend sailing trips, day sails and nights out on the water.  She is an absolute pleasure to sail, easy to handle and fun to be on.  Last surveyed Jan 2016.


LOA: 24foot [7.32m]

Beam: 7.42ft [5.79m]

Draft (max): 2.50ft [0.76m]

Ballast: 1,500lb [680kg]

First Built in 1960, Last built in 1974.


Yanmar Engine that is being serviced and winterised by the current owner.

2 x 278 Marino dual purpose battery 2017 [not isoloated]

She had a new sail in 2016/2017

Garmin GPS 126/128 Marine Navigator fitted in 2017

Multisocket – USB Port

Cabin lights


Life Bouy

Dan Bouy

Fire Extinguisher x 1

Fire Blanket

Stanchions and lifelines

Jack stays

Ensign flag/staff socket

Sail bag

Porta Potti

Water tank

Manual Bilge pump

Tri-colour nav light on mast

Mooring warps

Fender [3-4]

Boat hook

Boat is sign written

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Tweets from the yard

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