The Paille en Queue
The Paille en Queue, a 16m trimaran type Pinto exception 52 designed by Philippe Briand, was built in 1986 in La Rochelle, France. It’s owners, David and Kim Griffin, were looking for a complete new design that would feel like home. They found this in the Paille en Queue, which at that time was harboured in Tunisia. The Griffins decided to refit her in Malta, because of the country’s close position to Tunisia and the English skills of the Maltese people. Noel Gatt from Manoel Island Yacht Yard advised Mr. Griffin to contact EdM Vedder. Now EdM Vedder is processing Mr Griffin’s ideas into the trimaran to make it his personal home.