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1971 Hughes 29 - "Trillium"

Location: BQYC - Belleville, Ontario. 

Price: $11,999

Hughes 29 Trillium

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Recent upgrades

Originally Trillium was purchased by current owner in 2009 and professionally re engineered in 2010. The refit included a new twin cylinder Vetus M2C3 diesel engine, outputting 12 HP. Other modifications included a revision of the deck and cockpit drainage system. Engine was purchased from "No Problem Inc." In Kingston, Ontario. Professionally installed, along with drive shaft, stuffing box (with lubricator), cutlass bearing and three blade propellor by "Bolton Marine". 

Engine, gearbox, water filter, stuffing box are all made very accessible by cockpit floor access hatches. A 25 litre plastic fuel tank with all lines and racor primary fuel filter were installed in 2010. Hull above the waterline has been professionally buffed and polished twice since purchased in 2009. The hull below the waterline has had bottom paint applied annually, recently with Aquaguard. Deck awl gripped in 2008. Stored annually with mast down and with a cotton canvas Harborgard cover, made in sections using boom, wood and spinnaker spar for supporting spine. 

For the past six years the vessel has sailed eastern Lake Ontario and apprears to be very seaworthy. Great condition. 


General Information

Make of Vessel: Hughes

Manufacturer:Hughes Boat Works Ltd.

Designer: Howard Hughes

Name of Vessel: Trillium

Hull Description: Green

HIN: 3075 -574

Model Year: 1971

Date of Manufacture: 1971

Engine - Vetus M2C3 Mitsubishi 2009

Builders Dimensions

Builder’s LOA: 29 feet 3 inches

Builder’s Beam: 8 feet 1 inches

Builder’s draught: 4 feet 5 inches

Displacement: 6500 lbs.

Rig Type:  Masthead Sloop

Construction: Fibreglass

Balance Type: Lead keel, bolted to hull


29 foot sailing sloop with single inboard engine.

Found on Board

Portable head

Sink with manual pump

Bilge pump

Running rigging, and all halyards

Mainsheet and hood continuous line

New furler line in 2015

AM/FM boombox radio by Sound Concepts (Located in Belleville)

Origo alcohol stove (purchased in 2011) /3 containers of methyl hydrate fuel

Zodiac inflatable - Very good condition with custom cover, oars and maual/electric pumps

2 Water tanks

Toolbox - Includes essential tools

12V batteries- #2

Solar panels

120V power cord (heavy guage- 40ft.)

Interior cushions (very good condition)

Cockpit cushions

Sport-a-seat cusinos

Raymarine depth sounder - Thru-hull - New in 2010

Raymarine auto pilot - New in 2015

Megellan hand GPS

Bad Elf GPS Pro (rechargeable, for use with electronic chart tablet)

Compass on binnacle

4 winches on coamings 

Wheel steering and brake

VHF Radio -Standard Horison - New in 2010

Flaf staff (stern)

Decklight - Mast and headlight

Jib and mainsail halyard winches on mast, with winch handle holster

Standing rigging: Both cap shrouds/fore and back stays replaced in 2015

Spinnaker spar

Bumpers - 5 Large size/5 Medium size

Mooring lines

Bruce anchor

Danforth anchor

Boat hook

Jib hole (telescoping, aluminium)

Seattle rescue sling

Life ring


Multipurpose cover for dodger, or as boom awning. With attached apron for extra wheel cover

Wheel cover

Sail Cover

Jib cover

Vetus oil filter replacements


Issues with the vessel

Engine unaccountably leaks about half a cup of coolant after liftout every fall. 

In 2015, Loyalist Marina revisd steering wheel cable system. Cable and one pulley wheel were replaced. Suggested replace two other pulley wheels in 2016 due to wear.

Two chain plates pulled loose (Port forward lower shround four years ago, and port cap shroud two years ago. All six chain plate boxes professionaly stablized with epoxy.




120 jib (2009)

New 110 & 80 jib

New mainsail (under construction)


Yankee storm jib



Privateer Yacht Sales 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.




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