The Yachts

“Rideables”

These are boats that you rez inworld, sit at the helm position and sail away! Some have extra detailing attachments. Some have enterable cabins.

Sculpty Sail models

These are our latest models with curved sculpted “TruSails” and inworld luffing.

Trudeau Patchoque II

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26.5ft L, 55 prim land impact.
Read all about her here.

Trudeau Francois Jacques

65ft LOA, 53 prim land impact.
Read all about her here.

Trudeau New York 30

Trudeau NY30
70ft LOA, 32 prims.
Read all about her here.

Trudeau Epicurus

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27.5ft, 32 prims.
Read all about her here.

Trudeau 12


18ft, 32 prims.
Read all about her here.

Trudeau Leetle Cat II


15ft, 32 prims.
Read all about Leetle here.

Trudeau One


39ft, 32 prims.
Read all about One here.

Flat Sail models

(5/27/2012 – All flat sail models have been DISCONTINUED – look for your favorite to reincarnated sometime in the near or far future!)

Models with detailed sail texturing on flat prims.

Trudeau Rozinante

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49ft, 30 prims
All about Rozinante here.

Trudeau Columbia and Tender

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117ft, 28 prims
All about Columbia here.

Trudeau J-Class

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83ft, 28 prims

Read all about her here.

Trudeau Patchogue

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29ft, 29 prims

Read all about Patchogue here.

Knockabout Sloop


29 ft, 29 prims

Our cruiser/racer with a functional cabin in a rideable boat! Read more about her here.

Tahiti Ketch II

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30 ft, 30 prims

The Trudeau Tahiti Ketch is an homage to the famous John Hanna design that has taken many of it’s real life owners on voyages to the far reaches of the globe. Popularized as a cruising boat at in the 1940s when there were no production cruising boats, you bought the plans from Hanna, built it in your backyard, and sailed off to the south seas – if you were lucky :) They have been called little ships because they are built strong and sail flat. Read all about our all new Tahiti II here.

“Attachables”

These are 2 piece boats – a sub 31 prim “vehicle” consisting of sails, skipper and passenger poseballs, sailing physics and control scripts. This is what you ride on. The rest of the boat is a detailed attachment that is worn on your avatar, not unlike prim shoes and hair.

(5/27/2012 – All attachable models have been DISCONTINUED – look for your favorite to reincarnated sometime in the near or far future!)

Jacqcat Catboat

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28 ft, 214 prims

The catboat is a native American art form – plumb stem, wide beam, mast in the eyes, gaff rig, big barn-door rudder, single head-stay. The catboat – a little boat, a useful boat, a handy boat, simply rigged and simple to operate; a mast and a sail, a tiller and a cabin for two — there was a time when most small boats were rigged as cats.

Based on the iconic design of the Cape Cod region, the Jacqcat was lofted and built up from RL boat plans, so her lines and proportions are exacting and true to life.  She is the ideal boat for the novice SL sailor, as her operation – with a single sail to control – is simplicity itself. I’ll have to admit the catboat is one of my very favorite RL boat designs so I named this one after … myself! ;)

Friendship

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35 ft, 225 prims

They don’t get any saltier than this! The Friendship Sloop – our take on the combination of seaworthiness and sailpower that was developed in a type of boat built in in and around Friendship, Maine in the late 19th and early 20th centuries. Originally used to fish offshore on the Georges Banks, these classics have found popularity in RL as small yachts. Her appealing lines – clipper bow, flying jib and staysail, have helped her make the transition from working boat to pleasure boat, keeping this elegant design alive and well.

Trucordia

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49 ft, 217 prims

Trucordia was inspired by one of the most beautiful and prized sailing yachts ever designed, the famous Concordia Yawl of the 1950s. So what is a yawl? It is a sailboat with two masts with the aft “mizzen” mast smaller than the forward main mast. Doesn’t that also describe a ketch? Well yes, it does – the main difference between a ketch and a yawl is that the yawl’s mizzen mast is further aft, generally aft of the rudder position. The yawl’s mizzen sail is also smaller in proportion to that of a ketch and is primarily responsible for boat balance under sail rather than generating thrust.

Schooner Larinda

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70 ft, 254 prims

The topsail schooner Larinda, our largest and most elaborate sailing schoooner. From sprit to fantail, she is 70 feet of pure classic style.

She is influenced by the designs of famed naval architect John Alden, considered the world’s greatest schooner designer. Also reminiscent of the 19th century New England fishing schooners, she was lofted and built up from RL boat plans, so her lines and proportions are exacting and true to life.

Tradewind

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85 ft, 213 prims

Tradewind is the Trudeau Tall Ship. The shipwrights at Trudeau have modeled her – appearance and sailing characteristics – after the ocean-going vessels from the great age of sail.  Rigged as a brigantine with working square sails on her foremast, fore and aft on the main and staysails between the masts, she is a sight to behold with all sails hoisted and set.

30 Comments (+add yours?)

  1. Beauregard Freenote
    Oct 27, 2007 @ 14:31:25

    Could I get more info on your boats, like photos of below deck. How many people will each model hold when not under sail? The models that you can live on?

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  2. jacquelinetrudeau
    Oct 27, 2007 @ 19:09:57

    Beauregard, take a look at all the boats inworld at the Trudeau marina. You’ll find the location link in the “About” page on this site. Thanks for your interest!

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  3. Fearless Freenote
    Nov 14, 2007 @ 14:16:24

    I’ve searched far and wide… Can’t find the price of your Alden schooner… I’d like to buy a copy.

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  4. jacquelinetrudeau
    Nov 14, 2007 @ 14:25:14

    hi Feerless, the prices on all the boats are listed on the inworld vendors. I’ll drop the main marina LM on you. Also, look at my inworld profile for locations. Regards, Jacq

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  5. Rolf Trefoil
    Nov 28, 2007 @ 13:51:47

    Jacqueline,

    What a wonderful collection of boats! I’m going to buy several, and as a newbie, can you direct me to a collection of suggestions on where to sail, how to best rez the boats when I start sailing, etc. At this point, it would be fun to do the “live-aboard” – is that possible in SL? I’ve seen the docking at Nantucket.

    ‘can’t wait to see the next sail boat you create!

    –Rolf

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  6. jacquelinetrudeau
    Nov 28, 2007 @ 15:26:52

    Hi Rolf :) Thank you for the compliments. Yes! people do liveaboard their yachts in SL. There are quite a vew marinas that rent slip space such as Bear’s (there is a rental vendor in my boathouse). I know Fisher’s Island does, Nantucket (where you are) used to, I’m not sure about now. Like all real estate pricing in SL, the prices are generally based on the primcount allotment.

    Places to sail…. I’m partial to the United Sailing Sims (where my boatyard is located). It is a privately owned group of sims – 60 some at last count – dedicated to sailing recreation and coastally themed. Seawolf Marine also has a list of places favorable to sailing. Check it out – http://seawolf-monsters.com/boating.php Please be aware the SL changes rapidly, especially the mainland. Where there once was fair sailing might now be a Dungeon ;)

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  7. Rolf Trefoil
    Nov 29, 2007 @ 21:23:24

    Jacq,

    I was able to stop-in at your marina today and purchase your Larinda and your catamaran. ‘had time to get the cat in the water – what a great job you folks have done. I used to have a Hobie-16, and it seems like the real-deal. I can’t wait to get my significant-other out on it and jump into the trapezes like we used to…

    One suggestion – I also tried to buy the Jacqcat and could not find a place where the right-click “buy” became active. Any help would be appreciated.

    Oh, one more thing. I’m rezed at about my actual 6 foot size. Inside the Larinda I kept banging my head, but my guess is that the lofting had the beams higher than that. Any weirdness going on here, or do I need to shrink!

    ‘many, many thanks from an old salt…

    –Rolf

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  8. Adding It All Up
    Feb 03, 2008 @ 16:16:53

  9. Arifi Saeed
    Feb 11, 2008 @ 13:39:16

    Super yachts, Jacqueline! I just took my new Trucordia out for a quick spin around kaiya’s Islands (my neighborhood in sl) and was delighted with it. I’d first heard about your boats from Ansel Gasparini and I am very pleased finally to own one!

    All the best,

    Arifi

    Arifi Saeed, Research Director, SL
    Canopus Research Inc.
    arifi.saeed@canopusresearch.com

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  10. Rolf Trefoil
    Mar 02, 2008 @ 08:52:45

    Jacqueline,

    I took my new Tradewind on her maiden voyage at the Hepburn sim yesterday, and all I can say is wow. She sailed like a dream; ‘was using the solo HUD, and really liked the feature that when going downwind, with the aft sails in proper position, the square sails unfurl. This boat is a true work of art; the bowsprit, the barrels on the deck – you folks are great.

    Given my earlier post, its also super to have a ship with enough headroom to walk around below decks.

    Two questions: my son has a Jack Sparrow skin, so we want to take my Tradewind out as a pirate ship. Is there some simple way to attach a pirate flag? Also, can I alter something to let him be at the helm and not just crew.

    thanks for this SL treasure and your help,

    –Rolf

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  11. jacqueline trudeau
    Mar 03, 2008 @ 17:18:06

    Hi Rolf! Thank you very much for the kind words :)

    The flag, like all the textured surfaces in all our yachts, is modifiable. You can apply you own Jolly Roger on it (if you don’t have a suitable texture, contact me inworld – i’ll drop a version on you).

    As far as someone else helming the boat, I’m afraid not. Tradewind is an attachable, SL requires that you be the owner of something before you can wear it.

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  12. Storm Mikoyan
    Apr 11, 2008 @ 17:13:03

    Hi Jacqueline,
    Just a question :

    May I have passengers on my Trudeau 32 ?
    And, if the answer is yes, which is the procedure?

    Thank you for your kind attention.
    Best regards
    Storm

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  13. Gimpy Writer
    Sep 30, 2008 @ 11:22:51

    I’m too overwhelmed to say anything intelligent. SL in general is over my head, but as an avid teenaged sailor I practically lived in my little gaff-rigged wooden pram, and as a 57-year-old quadriplegic endeavoring to modify a Horizon Cat so I can return to my “other” first love, I’m intriqued by the possibility of sailing in SL too! The rich detail/beauty and the sheer amount of technical know-how and painstaking work involved in your SL endeavor simply blows me away. If I can figure it all out, I’ll try your Jaqcat, but I am completely intimidated! Great work . . . obvioulsly a wonderful blend of your left and right brains! :-)

    GW

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  17. curios
    Dec 26, 2008 @ 15:52:18

    what are the dimensions and build costs of tradewind? the design greatly interests me

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  18. jacquelinetrudeau
    Dec 30, 2008 @ 13:02:30

    Hi curios, the build costs are minimal :) But you do understand these boats only exist and travel within the virtual reality of Second Life (secondlife.com) ?

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  20. jackiesilverfall
    Jul 31, 2009 @ 15:03:00

    I have sailed on a friends Trucordia and loved it, I went on the Blake Sea yesterday with a friend in a freebie yacht and I just had to buy the Knockabout. I know the boat style well from my youth and can’t wait to get back from my 2 week boating vacation that starts today, so I can sail her! Thanks! Jackie.

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  21. Jon
    Aug 29, 2009 @ 22:02:49

    Hi,

    Could I please get some tips on using the mooring buoy and line effectively? Is there an easy way to use these without having to “edit” every time to get it placed right when setting it up after sailing?

    Thanks,
    ]on

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  22. Jon
    Sep 05, 2009 @ 09:43:00

    I have downloaded the files to change the hull color of both my Knockabout and Leetle Cat boats. I purchased Adobe Photoshop Elements 7 and am now totally lost as to how to do this. I have tried following Adobe help, I think I need to work with the layers but nothing I try seems right. Is there any FAQ out there making this a bit clearer? I also need more help in the naming. Thanks, Jon

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    • Jon
      Sep 07, 2009 @ 11:41:28

      Hi Jacqueline,

      An update, I found the directions in the Knockabout notecard to use the set commands to change the color and thank you oh so much. I also think I have figured out how to work with the PSD file in PSE7 to change the color of the hull for the Leetle Cat, I change “topsides”. Now I am stuck at how I bring this file back into SL to apply it to my boat. Thanks,

      Jon

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  25. Geronimostx
    Jun 15, 2014 @ 10:59:14

    hello Jacqueline, I am brand new to SL and am still in a steep learning curve…I was blown away from my demo sail on your catboat..I grew up where they built the original beetle cats and that is what I learned to sail on….your SL cat is amazing and brought me back to some wonderful days of my youth…do you have a Friendship Sloop for sail…is it demoable?…thanks for your amazing contribution to SL

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    • jacquelinetrudeau
      Jun 15, 2014 @ 15:38:56

      Geronimostx, thank you so much for the complimentary… umm… compliments ;)

      Unfortunately , I don’t currently offer the Friendship.

      Reply

  26. Doro
    Feb 20, 2015 @ 11:22:40

    Hi.. I love my Knockabout. Just wanted to vote for an upgrade to sails, and other features in your newer boats.

    Reply

    • jacquelinetrudeau
      Feb 22, 2015 @ 11:16:38

      Hi Doro, thanks! Our Francois Jacques is similar in size and concept to our old Knockabout, with all the features of our newer boats.

      Reply

  27. Oleksiy Yefimenko
    Mar 12, 2016 @ 05:27:36

    Это прелестно!
    It is wonderfull!

    Reply

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