Tripp 56' by Turner Yachts: A High-Performance Head Turner
This Bill Tripp designed 56' will provide fast rides in a Newport to Bermuda Racing, yet still allow family and friends to kick back in a beautifully-appointed interior when cruising.
Turner Yachts of Ontario, Canada, built this boat to meet both needs. The Turner 56', a performance cruiser, sports a raised-saloon with a nearly flush main-deck atop a very fast hull shape. The primary aspects contributing to this yacht's high-performance: high-tech light-weight construction, a lifting keel that enables a deep draft while sailing and a generous yet manageable sail-plan with carbon fiber spars.
This yacht was designed and rigged to enable short-handed sailing. She is a fantastic boat, capable of going anywhere; shorthanded, with a small crew or racing offshore or around the buoys. There is a large and comfortable cockpit with hydraulic-controlled cockpit table that hides away when not in use. The twin wheels allows for better visibility and easy access to the stern boarding / swim platform.
This yacht has a gorgeous cherry wood interior with teak and holly cabin soles. The "U" shaped gourmet galley is perfectly designed for safe use during offshore sailing. A large navigation desk with displays and complete top-of-the-line electronics can easily serve as a mobile office. The large forward Owner’s Stateroom with an island queen berth and ensuite head with a separate stall shower makes for very comfortable life aboard. There are also two port and starboard aft guest cabins with comfortable double berths and a 2nd head and shower.
This custom yacht is as capable racing offshore as it is cruising around the world, while doing both in eloquent style.
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LOA: 56 ft 8 in
Beam: 14 ft 10 in
LWL: 48 ft 8 in
Length on Deck: 56 ft 0 in
Minimum Draft: 7 ft 6 in
Maximum Draft: 12 ft 8 in
Displacement: 33500 lbs Dry Load
Ballast: 11140 lbs
Headroom: 6 ft 8 in
Number of double berths: 4
Number of cabins: 3
Number of heads: 2
Introduction to Entrada:
"Entrada" a Turner 56' by Tripp Yacht Design
Mr. Bill Tripp designed Entrada and its sister ships with the full expectation of meeting the aggressive designed weight and measure criteria. It was the desire of the Owners to cruise extensively while at the same time to enjoy the performance characteristics inherent in what they believed made the best offshore sailing vessels. They would undertake to race Entrada in such notable offshore events as the Newport-Bermuda Race, the Marblehead-Halifax Race and Antigua Race Week.
Entrada was built utilizing an engineered composite laminate consisting of 100% aramid fibers with carbon fiber reinforcements in the way of structural beams and other structural components. Each aramid fabric orientation was custom designed and engineered to meet the required mechanical properties for the given load bearing areas. These fabric stacks are embedded in an epoxy resin matrix and are machine impregnated to an exacting 65% fiber to 35% resin ratio resulting in extremely high tensile and compressive strengths. The large composite structures were then vacuum bagged and baked in an oven at approximately 90 degrees Celsius for a dwell period of approximately 12 hours each ensuring all fiber bundles were completely permeated by the epoxy resin matrix. Critical areas and components such as composite chain plates were designed as a part of the hulls laminate structure so they are integral to the hull in order to maximize the strengths of these structures. Once all the structural components were joined together, the complete vessel was then baked again thereby ensuring the bonding of these pieces fully exploited the compressive and tensile strengths. The laminate was analyzed by an independent lab and found the vacuum bagging process yielded an air entrapment/content of near to zero. Result: the densest and strongest hull possible.
This is an important part of the build process to understand as these design and construction details guaranteed conveyance of the vessels rigidity and strength values intended by the designer. You will see as you read through the detail of the attached inventory list, the efforts and care employed during this build and you will come to realize that Entrada and her sister ships are extremely sophisticated, specialized and extraordinary boats that yield only the best in performance, safety, comfort and balance so often desired in sailing vessels in pursuit of the ultimate goal of achieving proper yacht designation and yet so often missing. Entrada is one of only a handful of those uniquely qualified yachts built to date that enjoys such status.
Hull and Deck Construction:
The construction is a single unit molded composite hull and deck utilizing Kevlar fabric materials in a wet-preg epoxy lay-up utilizing a variety of densities of structural foam core and vacuum-bagged. Additional Kevlar material is employed in areas of high stress to increase puncture resistance. The deck beams utilize additional layers of carbon fiber to increase rigidity.
G 10 composite plates are utilized in areas of thru hull penetration.
Structural frames of E-Glass and carbon fiber are utilized in conjunction with longitudinal stringers for fore and aft stiffening and are vacuum-bagged in place to form an integral hull component.
The deck is bonded to the hull to form an integrated rolled hull to deck join utilizing a vacuum bagging process. Major deck fitting areas such as winches, deck organizers, mainsheet traveler and genoa sheet tracks the coring is substituted with composite G 10 composite tubes. Custom stanchions are placed into custom made G 10 sockets mounted onto the toe rail.
Structural members including bulkheads, cabinets, platforms and the like are taped and fully bonded by vacuum bagging to the hull and deck providing greater structural integrity in the combined hull, deck and interior structures, ensuring the dual function of providing interior accommodation while stiffening the entire hull/deck structure
The main structural bulkheads are composite watertight bulkheads; one aft, one forward. All other structural bulkheads are composite, foam cored and faced with cherry wood and varnish finish.
A carbon fiber rudder post with an elliptical, cantilevered, balanced, carbon fiber rudder is molded and cored for maximum strength. Internal stiffeners reinforce the blade portion of the rudder. The carbon fiber rudder post passes through a watertight lower bearing assembly and affixes at deck level through an upper bearing with cover plate.
The deck features twin 40" / 1 meter carbon fiber wheels on Carbon fiber pedestals with a walk-through to an integral transom swim platform. The deck is painted in a two-tone white and beige 2-part polyurethane paint.
The hull is hand-faired and painted with flag blue 2-part polyurethane paint - The Hull was re-painted in November, 2011.
Lifting Keel Construction:
The lifting keel is constructed of manganese bronze as this material has tensile strengths equal to or greater than stainless steel but does not have the propensity to develop fissures in salt water that stainless does. The keel was cast in Mexico where the purest metals were available.
The keel was cast with a void in the upper center portion. Turner Yachts developed a stainless steel hydraulic piston as part of a complete lift system, which was fitted into this void as a lift mechanism. The lift system features a joystick in the cockpit by the helm for keel actuation. There are limit switches to restrict the movement within the tolerances of the keel box build.
Perfectly symmetrical crater like hemispheres were also cast in the keel and are fitted with Ultra High Molecular Weight hemispheres placed in these voids. These UHMW spheres, also known as High Modulus Polyethylene (HMPE), press the keel against the walls of the Kevlar keel box allowing it to move up and down frictionless. The keel box is constructed of 92 layers of Kevlar fabric and vacuum bagged then baked
The keel lift delta is just over 5’/ 1.6 meters, raising the keel from a maximum depth of 12’ 8”/ 3.9 meters to 7’ 6” / 2.3 meters
Interior Layout & Construction:
Entrada features a traditional cherry wood finish with several coats of gloss varnish creating a gorgeous interior. The soft ambient lighting combined with ample natural light from the deck salon windows makes for a comfortable and inviting living space.
The settee seating, lounging area in the raised salon is the focal point of the interior, offering panoramic views through the deck salon windows while seated. Beyond the sailing performance of Entrada, this arrangement wins you over and makes you appreciate life aboard this fantastic yacht. The settee also offers a generous sized table for dining and entertaining.
There is 6' 7” (2 meters) of headroom in the raised salon area creating an open and airy space. The settee and navigation seating features luxurious Alcantara fabrics.
The navigation arrangement with electrical distribution panels (AC and DC) and electronic navigational equipment are set to the starboard side opposite the settee.
Situated forward within the main cabin on the port side, a step down of the raised salon, is an offshore galley with open access to the raised salon. The galley features overhead cupboards with complimenting drawer storage below. There is a deep stainless steel double sink and adjacent to it is gimbaled four burner propane stove with oven & broiler. The countertops are solid-core acrylic Corian material. Located forward in the galley area is a large, top loading, dual access refrigeration/freezer compartment. To starboard of the galley is a pantry for dry goods storage
There are three separate sleeping cabins, 2 aft and 1 forward. Aft of the companionway are 2 spacious port and starboard guest cabins with a double berth. These cabins offer plenty of storage with several lockers and closets. There is an aft located head and shower offering convenience and privacy for the guests. Hanging lockers lined in aromatic cedar, generous drawer storage for personal gear and clothing
The Owner's stateroom is located forward, featuring an island queen berth with overhead lighting and reading lamps. There is ample storage with port and starboard cabinets above berth and a 3 drawer dresser opposite the ensuite bathroom and shower. The bathrom features a sizable Corian vanity and sink with 4-door mirror-finished storage cabinet above and a 2-door storage locker below. There is a good sized separate shower stall with glass doors.
All accommodation specifications including interior cabin height, numbers of berths, their associated lengths and widths, table, galley, tank capacities and storage requirements meet or exceed Regulations of the Cruiser/Racer division.
NOTE: In addition to the construction of all bulkheads in composite including the twowatertight bulkheads and finished with cherry wood veneers vacuum bagged onto them giving them the appearance of solid woods but without the weight, the major joinery components are also made from a high modulus closed cell foam core with high impact resistance and low weight characteristics with cherry wood veneers vacuum bagged over them and finished in the same varnishes
Deck Hardware and Equipment:
Welded S/S bow pulpit
Tapered stainless steel stanchions attached to custom G 10 stanchion sockets at toe rail
Upper and lower stainless lifelines with gates located port and starboard
Welded stern push pits with lifeline across stern
Below decks Furlex Genoa furling system
Anchor locker with hinged lid
Lewmar Concept 2 anchor windlass - Wiring upgraded in 2012
75 lb. Spade anchor w/ 200' chain
Mooring cleats located at bow, amidships and stern with chocks as appropriate
Custom integral composite mast collar
Mainsail halyard, Center Halyard and 1st reef lead aft through under deck tubes to cockpit rope clutches.
2 Harken #56.2 AST Electric two-speed halyard control winches mounted aft on coamings
2 Harken #53.2 AST Electric two speed halyard control winches mounted fwd. on coach roof
2 Harken #66.3 AST Electric two speed primary winches mounted in cockpit Harken Genoa sheet foot blocks
2 Harken #56.3 AST Electric two speed Mainsheet winches
"Admirals Cup" style mainsheet system led under deck and aft
Mainsheet traveler in cockpit aft with roller bearing car, 6:1 cross haul tackle and cam cleats
4 palm top lock in winch handles
Harken inboard mounted Jib tracks with 6 Harken cars
2 Harken guy blocks
2 Harken double spinnaker sheet blocks
3 Harken snatch blocks
Whale gusher 30 manual bilge pump mounted in cockpit
On deck water (2), fuel (2) and gray water (1) deck fills and waste (2) with pump out access
Propane locker, vented and drained overboard, with 2 x 20 LB. aluminum propane tanks Force 10 Marine Stainless Steel BBQ
Deck accessed cockpit seat/coaming locker for winch handles, personal gear, etc. Lazarettes aft
Hot and cold fresh water cockpit shower at stern
There are ten hatches and four opening ports in total
One companionway hatch
One large Size 60 (22 x 22) Lewmar Ocean hatch forward
One large Size 44 (18 x 18) Lewmar Ocean hatch forward
Seven medium Size 20 (10 x 16) hatches
Four Lewmar Size 1 (7 x 15) opening ports located in cockpit seat faces port and starboard at aft cabins four fixed hull port lights
Spars and Rigging:
The mast is a 3 spreader fractional rig section utilizing state of the art carbon fiber; unidirectional pre-preg standard modulus T300 carbon fiber finished in a two-part polyurethane paint. The triples spreaders are swept-aft at 15 degrees with tapered carbon fiber airfoil spreaders.
The carbon fiber masthead has 2 wing halyards, 1 center halyard and 2 mainsail halyards. The mainsail luff track is an Antal track with attachment via articulating Antal cars. The spar is fitted with internal wiring and lightning ground wire, a Tri-Color Masthead light, combination Steaming/Deck light, Windex with light and VHF antenna.
The mast step is attached to the supporting structural grid. Mast rake and tuning is possible through a hydraulic mast jack system, which includes 2 jacks, hoses and gauges.
Boom is a custom carbon fiber Gull-Wing design with internal hydraulic outhaul system, dual internal reef lines and removable lazy jacks.
Spinnaker pole is carbon fiber with Harken track and car
A below deck furling drum by Furlex offers on deck access to luff system for racing
A custom hydraulic system includes stainless steel cockpit control panel controlling dual backstay adjusters, mainsail outhaul and boom vang. NOTE: Seals on all hydraulic pistons replaced in March 2013
Composite chainplates are integrally molded to the hull and deck.
The shrouds and backstay are discontinuous nitronic rod rigging with turnbuckles.
2 Spinnaker Wing halyard is 12mm Vectran
1 Center Jib halyard is 12mm Vectran
Main Halyard is 12mm Vectran
Mainsheet is of 12mm
Spectra Genoa sheets (2) are 14mm Spectra
Spinnaker Sheets (2) are 11mm Vectran
After guys (2) are 12mm Vectran
Spinnaker Twings (2) are 10mm Lite
Pole Topping Lift is 10mm Spectra
Fore guy is 10mm Spectra
Traveler Cross hauls (2) are 10mm Spectra
Jib Car pullers are 10mm Spectra
"Admirals Cup" style mainsheet leads forward under boom & outboard at chain plates, aft through an under deck lead to dedicated port and starboard mainsheet winches.
The main halyard, fore guy, 1st reef line and center jib halyard are led under deck aft to halyard control winches on coamings. The reef lines (2) are 11mm Spectra. The1st reef line leads aft under deck. The 2nd reef line led internally in boom to deck at the mast base.
There are two sets of sails for Entrada:
CRUISING SAIL INVENTORY:
North Series 400/480 full batten Spectra Mainsail (first used April 2013)
North 3DL Marathon Cruising Jib
North Asymmetrical Cruising Spinnaker with snuffer
Note: Cruising Genoa utilizes a Furlex below deck furling system
RACING SAIL INVENTORY:
North 3DL Racing Main
North 3DL Light #1
North 3DL Medium #1
North 3DL Heavy #1
North Kevlar Blade #3
North .75 oz. Running Spinnaker
North 1.5 oz. Reaching Spinnaker
North Storm Trysail
North Storm Jib
NOTE: All racing sails have been unused and in storage at the North loft in Providence, RI since 2003
Engine & Mechanical Systems:
The Engine is Yanmar Turbo Diesel 4JH3 HTE with shaft drive rated at 100 shaft horsepower @ 3800 RPM With Balmar 55 amp 12 volt engine alternator - Currently has 2,200 hours of operation
Yanmar C-type engine instrument panel located in cockpit featuring tachometer, and oil pressure
Additional switches and gauges at instrument panel include fuel gauges, compass lights and hydraulic keel control
The engine control panel area is equipped with engine single lever throttle and transmission shift control, joy stick for keel lift/down actuation, pneumatic control for cockpit table
Racor fuel filter 75/500 MAX double manifold Raw water strainer at engine intake
Acoustical foam insulation throughout engine room area
NOTE: Engine room acoustical sound insulation replaced November 2011
Power take-off (PTO) with electric clutch pump for hydraulically activated keel lift system
Keel lift hydraulic system from main engine PTO driving a stainless steel hydraulic cylinder.
195-amp 24 volt Balmar high output alternator for charging
1.5” / 38.1 mm Diameter Aquamet 22 propeller shaft w/zincs
Aquadrive shaft coupling
Vernalift muffler with wet exhaust through transom
Custom foil type stainless steel shaft strut
Feathering 3 bladed Max prop
Fischer Panda 8000 PMS Digital 8 KW 120V 60Hz generator – Currently has 500 hours of operation (The original generator was replaced when Fischer Panda improved the original model)
Software for new model was upgraded in 2012 by Fischer Panda
Explosion proof battery selector switches including engine start and ship's service
Batteries are 4 x Lifeline 8D deep cycle AGM (MCA=1675, 255Ah) contained in a fixed position with stainless steel retainers ñ New batteries in November 2012
Dedicated 1 x Lifeline 4D AGM (MCA=1360, 210Ah) 12 volt starting battery for main engine and generator Voltmeters (2), ammeters (2) and frequency meter (1) are provided on 120/250 Volt AC panel 24 Volt and 12 Volt DC circuitry distribution panels handle all DC loads
All circuits have breaker switches; Grounding buss bars are provided for DC circuits
Wiring for 24 Volt house systems and 12 Volt for navigation systems 110 Volt AC circuitry provides electrical throughout
24 volt DC to 12 volt DC converter
50 amp galvanic isolator
Combination battery charger and 2500 watt inverter Shore power inlet with 50’ / 15.2 M cord
Interior light fixtures are distributed throughout interior plan including general overheads and under.
Cabinets in galley and feature halogen illumination utilizing Cantalupi lighting fixtures.
Courtesy lighting as provided throughout
Navigator’s station utilizes incandescent chart lighting
All hanging lockers and reefer/freezer feature auto on/off incandescent lights
Exterior lights include navigation lights, a combination steaming/deck light and tri color masthead light
Plumbing & Galley Systems:
Waterlines from fresh water tanks through a pressure pump system feature inline micro-mesh water filter
Pressurized hot and cold water system with accumulator tank
S/S double galley sinks with European style goose neck faucet and mixer
S/S single head sinks (2) with appropriately sized European style faucet/mixer
Aft head features a combination sink faucet with umbilical for shower with sump pump discharge
12 gallon stainless hot water tank with engine heat exchanger for hot water supply
Electric Rule 3700 bilge pumps (3) located in each hull section with float switches for automatic operation
1 manual bilge pump located in cockpit at helm station and 1 interior manual bilge pump
2 Raritan Atlantes electric heads with fresh water flush, macerator pumps and y valves for overboard discharge
Waste hosing is of non-odor emitting Neoprene and all connections are double s/s gear clamps
All fuel lines are of hose meeting or exceeding US Coast Guard requirements
Stainless Steel Water tanks (2) totaling 110 US gallons / 416.4 L
Aluminum gray water tank (1) 35 U.S. gallons /132.5 L
Aluminum Fuel tank (2) totaling 150 US gallons / 567.8 L
Black water tanks (2 50 gal + 28 gal) rotationally molded plastic type tanks totaling 78 gallons / 295.3 L
Water and fuel tanks are all filled on opposite sides of deck for safety
Grey water and black water may be discharged overboard when lawful or discharged from deck
Tank tender mechanical tank gauge
All seacocks are Marelon thru hulls and interior hose attachments below the waterline are double clamped
Pressurized hot and cold water system throughout
3 burner propane stove with oven and broiler located in galley
Self-contained, separately vented and drained propane bottle storage with 2 x 20 LB. AL propane bottles
LPG panel with safety remote shut off located in galley at stove
Grunert AC 475 Refrigeration/Freezer operate on 110 volt system
Marine Air A/C; 16K BTU in main cabin, 7K BTU in forward cabin
Equator combination washer/dryer
Spectra Newport Water maker ñ upgraded from original. Runs off house batteries if engine not running - Produces 16 gph
NOTE: Membranes inspected November 2012 & found to be in excellent condition. Clark pump Rebuilt by Spectra
Navigation Station & Electronics:
2 x Simrad NSS12 Chart plotter - 1atnavstation; 1 in cockpit - New November2012
1 x Simrad 4G Radar – New November 2012
Simrad AP20 Autopilot w/AP 21 remote
Icom IC M127 VHF Radio
Icom SSB IC M710 w/insulated backstay utilized as antenna and grounded to grounding plates in hull
B & G Hercules 2000 Navigation Equipment includes:
2 x Full Function Displays
5 x 20/20 Displays – Replaced July 2013
Safety Gear and Equipment:
MOM (Man Overboard Module) bag (Last inspection January 2013)
Plastimo 4 man offshore life raft
ACR 2846 GlobalFx Pro Cat 1 EPIRB New November 2012 5xPFDís
2 Ditch Bags
Flares - New April 2013
First Aid Kit
Jack lines & Safety tethers
Storm Jib & Storm Trysail (See Sail Inventory)
Cockpit sole rises pneumatically to form a centerline cockpit table with extendable leaves forming large dining area
Bimini located over helm area; Dodger over companionway
Garage storage for 4 man Plastimo life raft located in cockpit
High gloss varnished mahogany flagpole
4 fenders and dock lines
The Company offers the details of this vessel in good faith but cannot guarantee or warrant the accuracy of this information nor warrant the condition of the vessel. A buyer should instruct his agents, or his surveyors, to investigate such details as the buyer desires validated. This vessel is offered subject to prior sale, price change, or withdrawal without notice.