Swan Tripp 78

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  • Make Swan
  • Model Tripp 78
  • Year 2007
  • LOA 78ft/24m
  • Class Cruiser Racer
  • Hull Carbon Fibre
  • Keel Fin Keel
  • Rig Sloop
  • Engine Single Diesel
  • Drive Shaft Drives
  • Layout Aft Cockpit
  • Berths 8
  • Cabins 4
  • Aft Cabins 1
  • Ancasta Ref 30611
  • Name Valkyrie


Valkyrie is one of Tripp Design's fast, sleek and comfortable Cafe Racers. Equally at home in the Caribbean 600 or Porto Cervo this 78' carbon sloop balances style, speed and panache.



LENGTH OVERALL 23.70 meters 78'-0"
LENGTH AT WATERLINE 22.00 m 72'-4"
BEAM 5.70 m 18'-7"
DRAFT (Lifting Keel) 4.40 - 2.80 m 14'- 1" to 9'-2"
DISPLACEMENT 38,300 Kg 84,440 Lbs
BALLAST 10,000 Kg 22,046 Lbs
MATERIAL Carbon fibre Pre Preg Sandwich Hull & Deck
HULL COLOUR Metallic Silver with Black boot and cove stripes

DESIGNER: Tripp Design
BUILDER: Nautor Custom Yacht
CLASSIFICATION: ABS (American Bureau of Shipping)

The hull form is a low ratio displacement/length hull with a near plumb bow and narrow water lines.
The hull and deck are built using advanced composites of pre-preg carbon and Corecell foam. Structural bulkheads are also built with carbon skins and foam cores. Carbon chainplates. Hull windows in the owner's cabin, saloon and aft guest cabins.
The high load areas on the deck are built with Hi-density core. Flush hatches by Nautor. Teak decking with black caulk and metalic silver paint finish the deck details.

The L-shaped lifting keel reduces the draft from 4.4 meters while sailing to 2.8 meters at anchor/berthed. The narrow keel box is integrated into the interior layout and is a major structural element tying the deck, hull and mast step together. A great advantage of the lifting keel is relatively light ballast providing high stability.

JP3 Sprocket and chain steering system linked to alloy lightweight steering quadrant
JP3 rudder, bearings and blade with stock in carbon fibre
Dual carbon fibre three-spoke steering wheels finished in clear coat
Removable helmsman foot stands

Hydraulic opening transom door with teak covered swim platform
Transom door is locked manually and sealed with pneumatic closure

Large locker forward for storage of ropes and sails
Floorboards are lightweight sandwich construction


MAST: Offshore Spars intermediate modulus carbon fibre fractional mast with 3 spreaders swept at 23 degrees
BOOM: Offshore Spars carbon fibres park avenue boom with tracks for sail cover and awning
Mast & Boom painted in matte black
BOWSPRIT: Retractable carbon fibre on port side of bow. Retraction/deployment system is manually operated

Future Fibre PBO rigging (purchased and? ready to install in 2016) ?
New PBO furling stays new in 2014 (Future Fiber)
New forestay Navtec PBO 2016
Carbon fibre headsail foil
Split backstays with hydraulic cylinders

Running backstays
Lazy jacks with Harken turning blocks on mast
Full running rigging inventory available upon request

Reckmann UD-4 flush-deck hydraulic furler with internal hydraulic real time luff tension adjuster
Reckmann CZ hydraulic Code 0 furler

Piston mounted on mast for cruising genoa halyard tension
Boom vang

All sails by Quantum – Annapolis loft.
Note: Regatta sails are in varied condition and no guarantees are offered on their condition or suitability for competitive racing

Cruising Main 2011 Quantum FUSION “m” Carbon/Vectran with 3 reefs, overhead leech line and RBS carbon batten
Regatta Main 2007 Quantum FUSION “m” Carbon Race Main¬sail with Ctech Carbon battens, 2 reefs and overhead leech line 32000 denier Carbon/ Twaron Fusion ISO Membrane. Size: 218 sq. m.

Furling Genoa 2010 Quantum Fusion “m” Carbon/Vectran Cruise Jib with UV cover and Ctech Car-bon battens (2010)

Cruising Staysail 2011 Quantum Quantum Fusion “m” Carbon/Vectran Cruise Staysail with sleeve to attach to staysail PBO cable

Heavy jib – code 4 2007 FUSION “m” Carbon ORC Heavy Code 4 Jib 35000 denier Carbon/Twaron Fusion ISO Membrane. Size: 120 sq. m.

Medium jib – code 2 2007 FUSION “m” Carbon Code 2 Race Jib 24000 denier Carbon/Twaron Fusion ISO Membrane. Size: 148 sq. m.

Code Zero 2009 Legal IRC 75% minimum girth Computer designed and cut tri-radial construction using


Cruising Code Zero 2011 Quantum FUSION “m” Aramid Cruising Code Zero
A1 (regatta) 2007 Quantum Code 1 Asymmetrical Spinnaker tri-radial construction using Bainbridge Airex 700N . Size: 471 sq. m
A1.5 (regatta) 2009 Quantum Asymmetrical Spinnaker. Size: approx. 490 sq. m.

A2/3 (regatta) 2009 Quantum Asymmetrical Spinnaker
A5 (regatta) 2007 Quantum Code 5 Fractional Asymmetrical tri-radial construction using Bainbridge Nylon 1.5oz Stormalite Size: 423 sq. m.


Keeping with racer element of the "Cafe Racer" the interior is lightweight, the details are crisp and the arrangement is generous to keep a race crew or cruising crew VERY comfortable. A generous light filled full width saloon has the wraparound settee to starboard with a dining table for eight. To port are two comfortable chairs.

Mainly European maple and Brazilian cherry is used for interior joinery, finished with satin varnish.
Cabin sole floorboards are PVC-sandwich construction with Brazilian cherry on the top surface
Vinyl covered removable overhead panels are installed in all accommodation areas.
LED overhead lighting is recessed into overhead
All opening deck hatches are fitted with Oceanair roller blinds and mosquito screens
Reading lights at the head of each berth
Canvas lee cloths and attachments at each berth

Forward Cabin (Master)
Centerline double berth with storage drawers below
Aircraft style storage lockers above on forward and outboard sides of berth
Writing desk on aft port side of cabin with hanging locker outboard
Hanging locker aft starboard
Ensuite head with washbasin, mirrors, storage lockers and WC. Separate shower stall aft

Forward Guest Cabin (starboard)
Double berth outboard with lockers below and outboard of berth
Hanging locker forward and outboard of berth
Ensuite head with washbasin, mirrors, storage lockers, integrated shower stall and WC

Forward Guest Cabin (port)
Fixed lower berth and Pullman style upper berth
Hanging locker forward

L-shaped settee to starboard with storage locker aft and outboard
Custom made rectangular expanding dining table finished in teak and European maple
Three custom Swan chairs in European maple, dining table seats seven
Settee to port with opening top coffee table and two end drawers

Aft Guest Cabin
Located on starboard side aft of saloon
Double berth with storage lockers beneath and outboard of berth
Hanging locker aft
Ensuite head with washbasin, mirrors, storage lockers, integrated shower stall and WC

Located on the aft port side of saloon
Worktops finished in grey Corian
Double sinks located outboard
Storage lockers, drawers and cupboards

Crew Cabin
Upper and Lower berths
Hanging locker aft, storage outboard and below
Crew/Day Head with washbasin, mirrors, storage lockers, integrated shower stall and WC
Companionway to aft sailing cockpit

Nav Station
Access directly to aft cockpit

Engine Room
Access to engine room under the main companionway staircase or through a door in the galley.


Yanmar 4LHA-DTE/DTP diesel engine (new 2013) (1441 hours | November 2015)
ZF80A-2.8 gearbox and 26” Brunton propeller, (new 2015)
Semi-dry exhaust system with water separator for main engine and generator

Retractable MaxPower R-300

Spectra Newport water maker with auto flush and remote control (2011)
Katadyn 40e 24vDC water maker


Deck Equipment
Stainless steel stanchions, pulpit and pushpit with opening gates on either side amidships
Stainless steel wire lifelines
Custom flush deck hatches by Nautor
Sliding main and aft companionway hatch and drop board in acrylic

Primary 2 x Harken 1111 3-speed (hydraulic)
Secondary 2 x Harken 990 3-speed (electric)
Halyards 2 x Harken 70.2 – 2-speed (electric)
Mainsheet Cariboni Magic Trim

Sailing Hardware
Staysail and genoa tracks Harken hydraulic cross track
Push Buttons at primary winch stations
All blocks and padeyes by Harken

General Equipment
Swim ladder
Cockpit table with integrated cup holders
All boat specific spares for plumbing, electrical and mechanical systems

Anchoring and Mooring
Quick combination windlass and retractable snubbing winch (hydraulic),
Lewmar Delta stainless steel anchor with 100 m galvanized chain.
Fortress second anchor with 10 m chain and 50 m rode,
2 x large air inflated fenders with black covers with manual pump,
4 x medium air inflated fenders with black covers,
6 mooring lines

2 x 8 person ISAF approved life raft re-certified in 2015 stored in lockers on either side of aft cockpit for quick deployment,
Jack lines port and starboard, centre cockpit and aft cockpit,
ISAF cat 1 flares replaced in 2015
2x MOM 8-man over board rescue life rings,
1 x 15m throwing line,
1 x Lifesling recovery life ring,
Hydrostatic release EPRIB (new in 2015),
Emergency navigation lights as per ISAF Offshore Special Regulations,
Marco electric horn mounted on starboard lower spreader,

Diesel fuel capacity 1,600 litres in two tanks with additional 70 litre day tank
Racor fuel filer
Two fuel fillers on deck mounted in recesses to capture any spilled fuel when refuelling,
Fuel flow meter with display at navigation table,
Diesel transfer pump with ability to transfer fuel from either tank to day tank or to other tank. Transfer is through filter so fuel is always cleaned. Additional filters after day tanks before both main engine and generator. The main engine and generator also have the factory installed fuel filters. Engine and generator can also be run directly from either fuel tank,

2 x 5 kW Rexroth hydraulic pumps and reservoir
1 x Hydraulic pump linked to the PTO of generator (new 2013)

2x water tanks, total capacity 1200 litre
Hot/cold pressurized water with 2 x Headhunter water pumps with filters
Spectra Newport water maker with auto flush and remote control (2011)
Backup watermaker Katadyn 40e 24vDC water maker
Hot water tank with temperature control and temperature indicator in galley

24v air pump for operating the seals on the swim platform and aft companionway hatch,

Freezers can be operated as refrigerators
Refrigerated drinks drawer in saloon
Ice machine in saloon

2 x 32,000 BTU air conditioning compressors with fan units in the master all guest cabins, crew cabin, galley and 2 units in the saloon. The units can be operated on cooling and heating cycle.
Large hatches and Swan’s flow through fan-assisted ventilation means that VALKYRIE infrequently users her air conditioning,
Forced ventilation system extracts air and gases from entire boat and exhausts at the transom

Domestic Equipment
Miele washer/dryer in crew area

4x Tecma Silence marine heads
Blackwater is collected in 2x holding tanks. One located forward, one aft.
Pumped overboard via submersible Rheinstrom pumps.
Black tanks have ¾ and Full indicator lights in each head. When tank is full, WC flush is deactivated
Grey water is collected in sumps below each head and pumped directly overboard

Electrical diagrams will be delivered with the yacht, for both DC and AC systems and showing the location of all junction boxes. Cables are labeled with identification numbers at both ends. At watertight bulkheads wires are run up to deck head height when penetrating the bulkhead or are sealed in place to produce water tightness.
Mast and shrouds are electrically connected to the keel. In the top of mast is an air terminal connected to a lightning conductor, which runs down to the keel. The prop shaft, keel and thruster have their individual sacrificial anodes.
Residual current detector to detect any stray current throughout the yacht
A large 900 amp at 24-volt battery bank allows Valkyrie to sail on battery power alone for many hours

DC System
2-pole 24 V insulated return DC-system for lighting, blowers, pumps etc. The wires are sized to minimize voltage drop.
Service Batteries 900 amp at 24-volt house battery bank (new 2013)
Radio Batteries 150 amp at 12-volt radio bank (new 2013)

AC System
Power supply of 230 V 50 Hz single-phase three-wire AC-system. The 230 V system can be fed by the diesel generator, shore power inlet. The bus is of split bus type. There are also a number of 230 V 50 Hz appliances fed through DC/AC inverters.

Mastervolt Whisper 12, 12 KVA 50 cycle (new 2013) (1020 hours | November 2015)
PTO hydraulic pump on generator
ASEA Frequency converter allowing yacht to operate on 50 and 60 cycles

2 x Mastervolt Mass Combi – 4000-watt inverter and 120am chargers


Exterior Lighting:
- Lopo LED navigation lights,
- 1 x Foredeck light,
- 4 x LED spreader lights,
- 2 x guest cockpit boom lights,
- 1 x aft cockpit boom light,
- 2 x underwater OCEANLED lights mounted on either side of the rudder,
- Red LED courtesy lights in aft cockpit at winch buttons.

Interior Lighting:
- LED many have dimmers,
- LED rope lighting along edges of furniture in saloon, cabins and galley,
- Red LED emergency and light sailing lights in all cabins, companionways, heads and saloon.

Sailing Instruments
B&G system H5000 Sailing Instrument package (new 2015)
H5000 main processor unit
B&G 4G radar with antenna mounted on starboard spreader
4 x 40/40 units at mast
4 x GFD displays
1 x racing display
B&G digital compass
B&G autopilot with remote readout and control on starboard pedestal

Navigation Instruments
2 x Zeus Chartplotter/radar units, one at nav station, one on starboard pedestal
B&G AIS integrated into Zeus system with antenna mounted at masthead
B&G GPS unit integrated into Zeus system
Garmin 76 backup GPS with remote antenna
C-MAP charts for Mediterranean and Caribbean 2015

Computer Systems
COMPUTER Cappuccino low power PC computer for office duties and downloading weather and emails (new 2012) Software for downloading emails and GRIB files

Communications Systems
Iridium 9555 with hands-free docking station (all new 2015), remote antenna and hook up to on board computer
Sailor SSB with auto tuner and antenna in backstay
B&G VHF radio (new 2015) with DSC and antenna mounted at masthead

Entertainment Systems
Bose Lifestyle System 35 DVD with bass booster. Speakers in 3-zones; saloon, guest cockpit and aft cockpit
Mounted in a drop down flap is a Panasonic projector that is controlled through the Bose unit. This projection plays high definition DVD movies and content on a large pull down screen. The silver screen is pulled down out of the port side ceiling providing a large amount 1800mm screen,

Boom mounted sun awning (2013)
2 x dodgers (2013)
Bimini over steering wheels to protect helmsman (2015),
2 x pedestal canvas covers (2013)
2 x wheel covers (2013)
Sunbrella covered cushions for guest and aft cockpit (2013)
Removable protective wall coverings for saloon and hallways for deliveries and racing,
Removable crew covers for saloon cushions,
Removable protective floor coverings for hallways, navigation, saloon and galley areas,

Linen (new 2013 to 2015)
2 sets x sheets and pillowcases for each cabin
2 sets x towels for each cabin

Littala glassware for 8, champagne flutes, wines glasses, water glasses, tall drinks glasses and shot glasses mounted in Plexiglas holders in a special glass cabinet in the saloon,

Personal items
Small tools and small parts
• Life jackets and fittings
• Tools, flashlights and small parts,
• Medical kit,
• Tender and 20 HP Honda motor,
• Personal items,
• Life vests, tethers with light/AIS beacons,
• Items not previously stated in this specification


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