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1992 Tripp 55

Port-de-France, Martinique (FR)


Custom built to do extensive offshore racing; "High Air" has far exceeded its expected performance lifespan.  She was built as an all-around performance boat.  

"High Air" is an outstanding value for anyone looking for true sailing performance that will not disappoint on the race course or when taking your family for a day sail.  

Over $60,000.00 on recent upgrades. Some of those upgrades are:
- New Main and Genoa
- New Dodger
- All new Halyards
- mast and rigging fully inspected and certified
- Bottom sanded and painted
- New stuffing box
- New water pressure pump
- New strainer
- New batteries and charger
- new stuffing box
- engine fully serviced
- fuel tank cleaned


Please contact Matt to schedule a viewing or for more information.

Basic Boat Info

Make: Tripp
Model: 55
Year: 1992
Condition: Used
Category: Sail
Construction: Fiberglass


Length: 55 ft
Length Overall: 55 ft
Beam: 15 ft
Dry Weight: 31000 lb

Engines / Speed

Engines: 1
  • Make: Yanmar
  • Model: 4JH2 DTE
  • Fuel: Diesel
  • Engine Power: 88hp
  • Type: Inboard


Fuel Tank Capacity: 85 gal
Water Tank Capacity: 75 gal
Holding Tank Capacity: 26 gal


Heads Count: 1
Boat Class: Racers, sail


Sunnybrook Yachts
Sunnybrook Yachts


Sunnybrook Yachts
130 Marina Rd, Suite 202
Tel:902 444 4500
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.

Hull and Decks

Epoxy-coated cold-molded 3/8” cedar and meranti woods, with Airex foam core using “balanced panel” construction such that the inner skin and outer skins are the same thickness. S-Glass (approx. 20% stronger than E-glass) fiberglass skin on exterior of hull. Deck and house built with Divinycell foam core, with S-Glass fiberglass with West System Epoxy and vacuum bagged. Lead external keel bolted to aluminum-grid frame w/chain plates connected to frame.

Carbon fiber rudder & stock, 6 Fixed port holes in cabin trunk, 5 Opening ports in cockpit sides, Self-draining, shallow cockpit


Open plan interior:

Starting forward is a collision bulkhead with chain locker & sail stowage. A second collision bulkhead was added recently. Moving aft is a large sail stowage area that has been modified to have a large berth off to port. This is removable if desired.  This makes this large space into a great owner cabin for cruising.  A small padded bench has been added to starboard.  It has a very big center-line opening hatch that lets in lots of light, but also makes it easy to get sails in and out.

Immediately aft to port is an enclosed head with wash basin & hand-held shower. Tool storage & wet gear locker opposite to starboard. 

Moving aft into the main salon, port forward is the galley. A large counter aft of the sinks has 2 leaves that lift up to enlarge the dining area/table. There are port and starboard settees (with new foam in 2018) in the main salon. Moving aft, opposite the companionway, port and starboard are 2 seats for donning wet gear etc. with bins behind. Opposite the navigation area port and starboard are 2 upper and lower pipe berths. All the way aft are 2 additional pipe berths and a third collision bulkhead.


2 Deep s/s sinks

Gimbaled 3 burner propane stove with oven, solenoid shut-off switch (2 bottles in special cockpit locker)

Seafrost cold plate engine-driven refrigerator/freezer

Storage lockers, work surfaces

Allcraft 6 gal. s/s water heater off engine

Fresh Water Tanks: Capacity: 75 gal Fresh Water Tanks Material: Aluminum

Fresh water plumbing replaced 2020


New Cruising genoa (aproximately 125% LP) made spring of 2019

New "StackPack" mainsail storage system made spring 2019

2004 Sobstad Vectran main (racing)

1997 Delivery main having the luff length shortened spring 2019 to allow this sail to be flown below the running backstays while cruising, thus not requiring the use of the runners to tack or gybe the boat.

2003 North 3dl genoa

2005 Sobstad Genesis blade

2007 Sobstad Genesis jib top

2004 North Asym

1999 North 3dl Genoa

1997 North LM1ab

1993 North 3b with 4 battens

1994 North 4b blade

1999 North Genoa

1992 North Sym 2.2

1992 North Storm Trysail

1992 Doyle 5a storm jib


Keel-stepped carbon GMT mast in 2004

In-line spreader fractional rig, 3 spreaders and inline jumpers with Kevlar runners and check stays (2008)

Masthead asymmetric spinnaker and Code 0 halyards

Fractional symmetric spinnaker halyards

Harken deck hardware

Navtec hydraulic boom vang (rebuilt 2016)


#32 Barient Mainsheet

3-speed Lewmar secondaries

#52 Harken Backstay

#48 Lewmar electric Halyard / Utility (rebuilt 2018)

#27 Barient Halyard (rebuilt 2018)

Model 839 Barient Primaries with pedestal (rebuilt 2018)

Engine and Mechanical

Yanmar diesel Model: 4JH2 DTE 88 HP salt-water cooled diesel inboard with power take off (in process of being replaced) on front of engine that drives alternator & refrigeration.

Fuel Tanks Capacity: 85 gal    Fuel Tanks Material: Aluminum

Martec 2-blade folding prop

Twin aluminum wheels (steering system is chain & cable connecting to quadrant on rudder stock)

Single Head w/26 gal. holding tank and available overboard discharge

Remote Halon fire extinguisher in engine compartment

Portable dry chemical fire extinguishers

12V Electric & manual bilge pumps

Cruisair DTU16 115 V AC/Heat (new 2018)

Automatic bilge pump replaced 2020


12V DC ships power

5 Batteries (new in 2018 - 4 8D house in 2 banks, 1 4D engine start)

Battery Charger

2 Inverters

Control panel w/ammeters & voltmeters at chart table.

Individual circuits controlled by clearly marked circuit breaker switches for over current protection.

Electronics and Navigation

Installed new in 2018 Raymarine electronics:

-        AIS700 – class B with splitter

-        Axiom Pro 9S chartplotter at helm

-        Raypilot Type 2 Lin Long 12 V

-        Vertical wind transmitter (solar powered)

-        Hull transmitter, Depth and Speed transducer and micro net gateway

-        Dual digital displays (solar powered)

1 VHF radios ICOM M502

1 SSB radios ICOM M802

Garmin GPSmap 4208 plotter at nav station

Furuno 1833c radar w/internal WAAS GPS & compass at nav station

Raymarine Evolution autopilot EV-400 and two P-70 displays (2013)

Vetus Meteoliner barometer

4 Danforth on-deck mounted magnetic compasses (3 rebuilt in 2015)

ACR EPIRB (2018)

Miscellaneous Equipment

Emergency tiller, 2012 RFD Beaford 8 man A Pack life raft (recertified in 2018), MOM 8, life sling, companionway hatch dodger, Bruce style 65 lb anchor and chain, Fortress FX37 anchor and a custom cradle.

Additions, modifications & changes by year, back to 2012


Installed new Raymarine electronics:

-        AIS700 – class B with splitter

-        Axiom Pro 9S chartplotter at helm (relocated the Garmin 4208 8&1/2" GPS to nav center)

-        Raypilot Type 2 Lin Long 12 V

-        Vertical wind transmitter (solar powered)

-        Hull transmitter, Depth and Speed transducer and micro net gateway

-        Dual digital displays (solar powered)

Installed a new Lewmar V4 windlass 12 vdc with 204 gypsy

Installed a new Cruisair DTU16 115 V AC/Heat

Installed 4 new Lifeline 8D AGM batteries and 1 4D AGM

New cushions in the main cabin settees & forward settee

Serviced 4 main winches

Replaced 4 thru-hulls/seacocks

Recertified RFD Beaufort 8 man A pack

New GlobalFix Pro GPS EPRIB

Re-bedded cabin port lights

Rebuilt 1 compass

Top sides compounded and buffed

New bottom paint, 2 coats & zincs


2016 & 2017:

Boat not used and stored in cradle, in heated storage



installed new:

-        shifter and throttle cables

-        Xantrex Battery charger

-        210 amp alternator

-        engine throttle pump

bottom paint, 2 coats & zincs

rebuilt 3 compasses, 2 were 5” deck mounted and 1 6” at the helm




-        new removable swim ladder off port stern

-        new 8.5’ bimini, sides and connector

new bottom paint, 2 coats & zincs



Recovered interior cushions with Sunbrella material


-        new Dutchman system on main & other sail modifications to jib

-        Raymarine Evolution autopilot EV-400 sail system & second P70 control in nav station

-        Yanmar engine mounts, shaft alignment & general maintenance

-        Vetus one lever shifter replacing the 2 lever system

-        new Dodger with side and aft handrails with additional bracing

-        new winch covers & winch handle holders

-        teak holly laminate nonskid

sanded and repainted / varnished most of the interior

replaced/updated 8 interior dome lights with LEDs




-        new Harken Mk IV jib furler and new rod forestay

-        new RFD Beaufort 8 man A pack

-        new custom anchor roller

-        a pullman style 2 person bunk forward port side

-        a second collision bulkhead forward

-        Garmin 4208 8&1/2" GPS and a new remote mike

-        new glass and rebedded cabin port lights

-        installed new Seafrost compressor for refrigerator 

-        new SS pulpits & lifelines 36"

-        new 26 gal holding tank under forward bunk

flushed and cleaned 4 fuel tanks and 2 water tanks, added new returns for water tanks

sanded, epoxied and repainted lazarette

sanded, primed and repainted non skid with AlwGrip products

stripped, sanded and epoxied bottom, applied 2 coats of bottom paint

Race Record


• First 1992 Northern Ocean Racing Trophy

• First 1994 Northern Ocean Racing Trophy

• First 1992 Vineyard Race

• First 1993 Fastnet Race

• First 1994 NYYC Fall Regatta

• Second 1993 Transatlantic Race

• Second 1993 Miami - Montego Bay Race

• Second 1994 Newport - Bermuda Race

• Third 1992 Newport - Bermuda Race 

As – “Aurora” under previous ownership

• Second 2016 Camden to Brooklin (First on handicap)

• Second 2016 Eggemoggin Reach Regatta (out of 105 boats)

• Second 2016 Castine to Camden


• 1st Overall to finish and 2nd on handicap 1996/97 Hong Kong Challenge (Round the World)


• First 1998 Gearbuster

• First 1999 Gearbuster

• First 2004 LHYC

• First 2005 SYC Overnight

• First 2005 CIYC Day Race

• First 2006 RYC Stratford Shoal

• First 2006 CIYC Distance Race

• First 2008 LHYC

• Second 2002 Gearbuster




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.
Additional Contact Information
Sunnybrook Yachts is a professional yacht dealership and brokerage firm with brokers located in boating areas from Newfoundland to Ontario.
Sunnybrook has been providing yacht sales expertise since 1990, with over two hundred years of combined experience and representing new yachts from Alerion, MJM, Island Packet, Jeanneau, J/Boats, Leopard, NorthCoast and Tartan Yachts.
Import and export specialists for North American and European transactions.
In addition to new and pre-owned yacht sales, Sunnybrook can provide service and refit management with a full time, year round service team in Chester that focuses their efforts on our clients yachts. The service team’s capabilities include all aspects of commissioning new vessels, yacht refit and repair along with captain services.
For an appointment to see the boat or if you have any questions, please email us at or try our office at 902.275.2424.
Listing Broker: Matt Christie