For all who think, that Trimarans have no space… here comes the opposite: the very beautiful Cruising Tri Paille-en-Queue (Pinto Exception 52) with elegant lines and plenty of space under deck (4x double bed berths).
This uniquely 16 metre sportive, leight-weighted and comfortable Cruising Trimaran with 148 m2 (upwind) / 258 m2 (downwind) sails area was built 1986 (and refinished in 2007) with Dagger board keel. The design is out of naval architect Philippe Briand‘s hands… in collaboration with the French yacht warft Chantier Pinta Yard ( La Rochelle / France), well known for having built more than 30 racing trimarans.
The concept of the model PINTO Exception 52 is based on the well tuned smaller Exception 43. The first owner of Tri Paille-en-Queue (name of a tropical bird) sailed her to the French West Indies (FWI) and brought her back to the Mediterraneans. The 2nd owner has sailed round Spain and crossed the Atlantic twice. The 3rd owner has cruised in Brittany before heading for the Med in 2003.
- LOA: 53 Feet (16.17 m)
beam: 32. Feet (9.92 m)
weight: 8.8 tons
max. draft: 8.1 feet (2.8 m)
construction: GRP + Sandwich
- accomodation: 8 berths (4x double berths). Interior with Alcantara saloon cushion covers. Clear veneer laminated bulkheads (2003). 2m headroom, 8 opening hatches.
- sails: 78 m2 main sail + dacron 72 m2 mainsail, 2 x 80 m2 genoas + 70sqm Genoa, 2x 180 m2 Spinnaker (symmetric + asymmetric), storm jib, kevlar solent, Inner forsail. 2x Profurl furling systems (1992). mainsail cover (2002). All lines to cockpit + Electric winch.
- engine: 65 hp (1990), 160 litre fuel capacity. Serviced every 80 hrs. 3 blade Maxprop propeller. All engine wiring changed in 1995 by Seenergie
- safety equipment: Anchor on 1000W Lofrans electric winch (2003), 8 person Liferaft in bag (1996) serviced annually, Escape hatch, 8 Lifejackets, 8 Harnesses, 3 Bilge pumps (1 electric + 2 manual), Lifesling, Boarding ladder, 8 extinguishers
- navigation equipment: SD Marine Log, Depth finder and windset (2007), MLR FX112 GPS (2005), BLU SSB Receiver, Shipmate RS8100 VHF fixed + one portable (2007), Autohelm 6000 (2002), JRC 1000MKII Radar (2007), GPS linked to Max Sea Chart plotter
- others: gas cooker with 2 burners + SEY oven, pressurised water system, seawater pump, 350 litre freshwater capacity, 30 lt/hour watermaker, fridge (2003), 2 marine toilets + 1 shower c/w holding tank, 2x140amp domestic batteries (2006) + 105amp engine (2006), 50W solar panel (2003), alternator, Cristec charger, 2.5kVA Generator, 220V shore supply + 2 outlets, cockpit tent + cushions + table + deckshower
- extras: dinghi Zodiac Z RIB 3,80m (2007) + Suzuki 4 hp outboard (2003)
This Tri just was sold for 250,000 Euros and already has been delivered to Malta for a refitting. Paille-en-Queue will be adapted under the advice of Neol Gatt (from Manoel Island Yacht Yard) by EdM Vedder to the needs and wishes of the new owners David and Kim Griffin who like to live on their new boat.
Short biography of the Designer…
Philippe Briand was born in La Rochelle, France and is based in London. He has been designing boats since his childhood. Philippe is one of the designers who live their passion on highest level… combining functionality, performance and beautiness. Philippe designs sailing boats ranging from 12m to 70m.
His breakthrough to sailing superyachts came in 1995 when, following a design competition, he was chosen to design the ground-breaking and award-winning Mari Cha III (44.7 m) and later Mari Cha IV beside other light-weighted high-performance cruiser racers that launched him into his success with sailing superyachts.