Ship profile for the sailing ship: "Trinovante"

Photos of the sailing ship:

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Trinovante, Volker Gries, Colne Smack and Barge Match Race, Brightlingsea, GB , 09/2006

Source, location, date:
Volker Gries,
Colne Smack and Barge Match Race, Brightlingsea, GB,

Technical data of the sailing ship:

Registered port:Southend on Sea, Essex
Type of rigging:3-MAST-SCHONER
Year built:1994
Yard:John Shores, Su Fawkes, Wivenhoe, Essex, GBR
Overall length:24.00 m
Length (hull):21.30 m
Breadth:4.35 m
Draught:1.80 m
Sail area:200 m2
Ship's hull:Stahl / Steel
Power:130 PS
Engine:Perkins Diesel

Portrait of the sailing ship:

Last update: 28 Dec 2009

  • designed by John Shores (inspired by the Portuguese schooner "Creoula"), a 3-masted traditionally rigged schooner that needed to be strong, seaworthy and easy to handle by a small crew, but with the ability to carry lots of sail with a stronger crew and to be economical to build and maintain.
  • keel laid in Wivenhoe, Essex, GBR on the banks of the river Colne, launched in 1994.
  • since 2005 she offers hands on sailing holidays, sailed several round Britain voyages, often via Norway, and to the Arctic circle, takes part in the tall-ships races of the STI.
  • named after the Trinovantes, a pre-Roman celtic tribe in the East England area (Essex, Suffolk) which fought with Boudicca, the famous British queen against the Romans (60-61 AD).


Website (English, 21 Jan 2007):
Trinovante: basic informatiopn about the ship by the owners and operators, some photos, contact address