By Johannsen Boat Works Florida
Trinka dinghy designed by Bruce P. Bingham,
N.A in 1972 is a remarkably beautiful yacht
tender. Her gracefully curved sheer line, slightly
“wineglass” transom and plumb bow
give her a classic and distinctive appearance.
The Trinka is more than beautiful, she was
conceived not to cut production costs nor to
compete in the low-priced dinghy market, but
to be an incomparably rugged, practical and
reliable servant of utility. Hundreds of “one-off
” Trinkas have been produced around the
world and ours 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 numerous
special assembly drawings for us.
Trinka has proven itself over the years, it
is the only fibreglass 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 while Jeff Spranger, editor
of Practical Sailor says “I couldn’t
find a really good dinghy so I had to build
my own!” (Jeff’s dinghy is a Trinka)
own Trinka which we used as our prototype has
been in daily use for more than ten years and
withstood thousands of nautical miles of towing.
There could not have been a more demanding standard
setter, and now the Trinka can be yours.