Comet Trio
Comet Trio, the classic family dinghy

When we say the Trio is an allrounder we really mean it. Designed by Phil Morrison, with classic hull lines the Trio is thoroughly modern, but retains some well-proven features of older dinghies. At 15' the Trio has the length to give effortless performance, the ability to carry a large family, and to be quite steady and reassuring when the weather turns nasty! "Sit in" seats and a deep cockpit floor, combined with a relatively high boom make the Trio a superbly comfortable dinghy to sail.

The standard Trio has a slab-reefing mainsail and a furling jib, self-bailers and a rear-mainsheet, making her ideal as your first family dinghy. As you gain experience, options of centre mainsheet and asymmetric spinnaker turn the Trio into a surprisingly fast racer, although a most comfortable and forgiving one!

Comet Trio
Comet Trio

Alternatively, optional extras such as front and rear lockers, fendering, oars and outboard motor make the Trio a classy cruising dinghy. Quite a lot of Trios are working hard at sailing schools or are used as sailing club training dinghies, so they are built to be tough with strong "no-nonsense" fittings.

Comet Dinghies no longer build the Trio. The new builder and supplier of all Trio spare parts is Peak Dinghy Spares Ltd.

Trio Dimensions
4.60 m
1.83 m
Sail Area Mainsail
100 sq ft
9.28 sq m
Sail Area Jib
35 sq ft
3.25 sq m
Sail Area Spinnaker
100sq ft
9.28 sq m
Hull Weight
320 lbs
145 kg