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Trinity Yachts to attend the 2012 FLIBS with 7 luxury superyachts on display

October 16, 2012

The respected US shipyard, Trinity Yachts, will be attending this year’s Fort Lauderdale Boat Show, with an impressive number of 7 luxury vessels on display. These include the 57m Lady Linda (T050), the 50m superyacht Tsumat (T057), the 48m charter yacht Cocktails (ex Chevy Toy, Jane), the 49m Anjilis, the 38m charter yacht Wheels, the 50m charter yacht Mustique (ex Mia Elise), as well as the 46m Carpe Diem II (ex Carpe Diem).

Trinity Yachts to attend the 2012 Fort Lauderdale Boat Show

Trinity Yachts to attend the 2012 Fort Lauderdale Boat Show

Delivered in 2012, the beautiful Lady Linda superyacht, also known as hull number T050, is an impressive tri-deck semi-displacement vessel, featuring a lovely contemporary interior by renowned Evan Marshall. Offering comfortable accommodation to up to 12 guests in 6 stylish suites, the vessel also provides space for the vessel’s 14 friendly crew, sleeping in 7 crew cabins.

Lady Linda superyacht

Luxury motor yacht Lady Linda (T050)

The magnificent 2012 motor yacht Tsumat (T057) is a 164-foot tri-deck custom built vessel, designed by the yard’s in-house team. Her splendid interior by well known J.C. Espinosa provides 6 well-appointed staterooms for up to 12 guests.

Luxury yacht Tsumat at launch - Photo Credit Trinity Yachts

Luxury yacht Tsumat (T057) at launch - Photo Credit: Trinity Yachts

Built by Trinity Yachts in 2004 with the last refit in 2011, the 47-metre luxury charter yacht Cocktails (ex Chevy Toy, Janie) is available for rent in the popular Mediterranean in summer and the fabulous Caribbean in winter. The maximum number of 11 charter guests is provided with the utmost in luxury aboard this exceptional vessel, managed by a highly trained crew of 9.

Yacht COCKTAILS -   Main

Yacht COCKTAILS - Main

With a beautiful interior design by Glade Johnson, the 2008 luxury yacht Anjilis can comfortably sleep up to 11 guests and 9 professional crew. Anjilis’ guests can enjoy the maximum comfort of 5 magnificent cabins, including a master cabin, 2 king cabins, as well as one twin.

Superyacht Anjilis - Photo Credit Trinity Yachts

Superyacht Anjilis - Photo Credit: Trinity Yachts

Providing a luxury yacht charter in the beautiful waters of Florida and the Bahamas, the stylish 37-metre motor yacht Wheels is designed to replicate the essence of a 1940′s cruise ship. The 2012 built vessel boasts 5 large cabins for 10 to 11 charter guests who are pampered by 5 impeccable crew.

WHEELS Main Profile

WHEELS Main Profile

The exceptional 2005 charter yacht Mustique (ex Mia Elise) provides an unforgettable cruising experience, chartering in the Mediterranean as well as the Caribbean, with St Maarten and Monaco as her respective winter and summer bases. Designed by Dee Robinson, she features an exquisite accommodation for a total of 12 guests in 6 fully ensuited staterooms.

MIA ELISE - Cruising

MIA ELISE - Cruising

Launched by Trinity Yachts in 2002, the 45-metre superyacht Carpe Diem II (ex Carpe Diem) completed an interior as well as exterior refit in 2006. Boasting a wide range of water toys, her elegant interior by Carol Williamson & Associates is able to sleep up to 10 guests in 5 splendid cabins.

Below is a gallery for other outstanding charter yachts built by Trinity Yachts.

ISS presents World Adventures Panelists for Annual Breakfast Presentation

September 10, 2012

Taking place on Wednesday 24 October 2012 from 8:00-10:00am in the Grande View Room at the Bahia Mar, Fort Lauderdale, Florida, the International Superyacht Society (ISS) is delighted to present panelists for its featured presentation topic — World Adventures — for the Society’s Annual Membership Meeting & Breakfast.


The program is moderated by Diane M. Byrne, from MegayachtNews. Panelists include Jill Bobrow (Yachts International/Jill Bobrow Associates), Ken Hickling (AkzoNobel), Scott Lockman (Marsh), Billy Smith (Trinity Yachts) and Norma Trease (Salamanca Marine).

World Adventures: The Business of Fun!

- Brazil, China & Russia: Understanding the cultural challenges of each market
- What is Yachting—Knowledge versus Desire: How to educate a population about an in-demand luxury product and lifestyle that most have never seen nor experienced
- Brand Synergies/Collaboration: Collaborating with other luxury-sector companies to gain exposure; evaluating sponsorship opportunities that involve competitors so that “The good of all can be achieved.”
- Philanthropy & Safety: Aligning your company with charitable organizations and emergency assistance organizations, and encouraging your clients to do the same

The breakfast is sponsored by Marsh, the perpetual ISS Silver Supporter of the event. The Annual Meeting is open to ISS membership. There is a $25.00 entrance fee for those wishing to attend who are not ISS members; however, those wishing to become members may apply the ticket value toward annual membership dues.

World Adventures: The Business of Fun—Panelists

Diane M. Byrne, MegayachtNews, Founder and Editor


Jill Bobrow—Yachts International/Jill Bobrow Associates, LLC

Jill Bobrow is currently Editor-At-Large for Yachts International magazine. She also is the director of an independent consultancy company, Jill Bobrow Associates LLC. Jill has had a long career in yachting journalism and the marine industry, having being Editor- in- Chief of both Boat International USA and ShowBoats International respectively. She co-authored more than 15 books; her most recent books are S/Y Marie, The Bucket Book, 25 Years of Megayacht Racing, Classic Sailing Yachts, and Outrageous Yachts. She been on the ISS Board since February 2011, also serves on the Board of “Ports of Cause” and is on the Honorary Board of the 2012 Award Committee for International Seakeepers Society.

Ken Hickling—Akzo Nobel/ISS 2012 President

Ken started his career in the yacht industry with composites specialist SP Systems following graduation from Southampton Institute in Yacht Manufacturing & Management. After moving to International Paint as a product manager he worked on finishing systems before being seconded to the USA to concentrate on superyachts. After returning to the UK he took up the position of global manager of Awlgrip in 2004 once the company became part of AkzoNobel.  From 2011 Ken has been working on introducing new products from the wider AkzoNobel portfolio into the Yacht Division. Having served as Vice President and Treasurer as well as Board Member for the ISS, Ken was elected by the board as President in 2012.

Scott Lockman—Marsh

Scott Lockman is head of the Marsh Private Client Services Luxury Yacht Practice. He directs the business that serves luxury yacht owners, providing asset-protection consulting and insurance services for megayachts around the world. Headquartered in Fort Lauderdale, Florida, the Yacht Practice designs and manages risk management programs for luxury yachts worldwide with values ranging from $1 million to more than $350 million. With 30 years in the insurance business, Scott spent the past 15 years on Marsh’s commercial risk management side, managing business risk solutions by performing risk analyses and strategic reviews, and then developing solutions matrices for companies in a consultative manner. He also brought to Marsh experience in handling USL&H, P&I and international marine cargo claims.

Billy Smith—Trinity Yachts

William (Billy) S. Smith III, one of the most recognizable leaders in the superyacht industry, has a long and remarkable career in yachting, dating to 1976. A shareholder and Vice President of Sales and Marketing at Trinity Yachts, LLC, Billy has held the position since the founding of Trinity Yachts in 1988 (and when the company was a division of renowned Halter Marine, Inc.). Trinity Yachts, LLC was formed in April 2000. By implementing fundamental marketing disciplines of research, analysis and development to create company-wide initiatives of innovation, diversification and blessed with a keen eye for detail, Billy’s impact has been one of exceptional growth and profitability for Trinity. The collaboration, teamwork, dedication and leadership between Billy Smith and Trinity Yachts President, John Dane, have resulted in firmly positioning Trinity as one of the world’s elite builders of custom superyachts. Trinity Yachts is the largest custom yacht builder in the United States.

Norma Trease—Salamanca Marine

Norma Trease, Director of Salamanca Marine, the yachting division of Salamanca Group, has enjoyed a long and fruitful career in the yacht world. Beginning as an onboard crew member, her business career began with the founding and ownership of multi-national crew recruitment firm, The Crew Network. She then went on to a busy career as a yacht journalist, founding several titles of fame, including Dockwalk, Captains Log and Crew Report; currently holding the title Editor-At-Large for Yachting Matters. She is very active in many yachting organizations, including serving on the boards of ISS and PYA and is a supporting member of SeaKeepers and BWI. Regularly invited as a speaker and moderator for international conferences, she is also an avid racing sailor and opera fan.

Lady Sura yacht launched by Trinity Yachts

September 07, 2012

Trinity Yachts are happy to announce the launch of their motor yacht LADY SURA, a 164′ (49,9m) tri-deck custom built vessel. Lady SURA yacht features an aluminium hull and superstructure, and her delivery is due in 2012.

LADY SURA superyacht - Trinity Yachts T-059 Launch

LADY SURA superyacht - Trinity Yachts T-059 Launch

Features of this beautiful yacht include a full beam two-level master suite on the main deck with forward panoramic viewing windows, four guest staterooms located below and one VIP guest stateroom on the 01deck. The interior, designed by Patrick Knowles, is rich in Anigre, mahogany and varied burl finishes.

The sky lounge is panoramic and the flybridge features a hot tub. A large tender garage aft provides ample storage for the tender, jet skis and water toys.

LADY SURA yacht -Trinity Yachts T-059 Launch Photo

LADY SURA yacht -Trinity Yachts T-059 Launch Photo

Lady Sura yacht will have a top speed of over 19 knots with a 4,000 nautical mile range at displacement speeds for extended cruising. Her draft of 7’8” (2.4m) enables superyacht  Lady Sura to frequent shallow water harbors and ports, making island hopping easy and accessible.

Lady Sura is every meter a Trinity and exemplifies what it means to build a custom yacht. So much so that over the course of her build, Trinity and Lady Sura’s owner agreed to design modifications to the original contract, allowing  her owner to take full advantage of the most up-to-date technologies available.

Trinity motor yacht LADY SURA (T059) launched

September 06, 2012

The magnificent motor yacht Lady Sura, previously known as project T059, was successfully launched by the respected US shipyard Trinity Yachts yesterday. Her exterior styling is by Geoff Vanaller, while her beautiful interior by Karen Lynn Interiors. Following her sea trials, the 50-metre superyacht Lady Sura is scheduled for delivery later this month.

50m Trinity superyacht Lady Sura (T059)

50m Trinity superyacht Lady Sura (T059)

Trinity luxury yacht Lady Sura accommodates up to 12 guests in comfort and style. There is also accommodation for her friendly and dedicated crew of 14 professionals.

All-aluminium superyacht Lady Sura (T059) is run by twin Caterpillar 1,684kW diesels, reaching a top speed of 19 knots and a cruising speed of 17 knots. Her beam is of 10,06m (33′) and her draught is of 3,23m (10’6”). Lady Sura is ABS Maltese Cross A1 Yachting Service, AMS as well as MCA classed.

Below is a gallery for the beautiful charter yachts constructed by Trinity Yachts.

Hurricane/Tropical Storm Isaac affects Trinity Yachts’ New Orleans, Louisiana and Gulfport, Mississippi yards

August 31, 2012

The recent hurricane/tropical storm Isaac has affected the yards of the respected US luxury yacht builder Trinity Yachts in New Orleans, Louisiana as well as Gulfport, Mississippi.

Trinity Yachts' New Orleans Shipyard

Trinity Yachts' New Orleans Shipyard

Here are details regarding affects on Trinity Yachts’ yards:

- The New Orleans yard was hit by a Category 1 hurricane while the Gulfport yard was hit by a tropical storm with 9’ of storm surge.

- There was no damage to the Gulfport yard or to any of the yachts and other vessels under construction. The yard will return to work today, August 31.

- The New Orleans yard did take a direct hit but the recently completed floodgates protecting the city of New Orleans did their job protecting the city. Despite a storm surge of 11’, the shipyard is located inside of the new levee protection system and had about 18” of water come over the bulkheads, which is not a problem for the shipyard.

- The only damage to the New Orleans shipyard was to some roof panels of the covered wetslip which was not occupied at the time.

- The Trinity built 164’ (50m) motor yacht MIA ELISE, which was moored at the New Orleans yard for some maintenance work and modifications, had no problems during the storm. The crew, led by Captain Ron Wood, did a great job preparing the yacht for the approaching storm and she suffered no damage.

- The New Orleans yard will re-open on Monday, September 3, when the City of New Orleans restores power.

Trinity Yachts' Gulfport Shipyard - January 2012

Trinity Yachts' Gulfport Shipyard - January 2012

A seven day yacht charter aboard 157ft Trinity motor yacht COCKTAILS for Boys & Girls Club Rendezvous Live Auction

August 14, 2012

Built by the prominent US manufacturer Trinity Yachts, the 48m (157′) motor yacht Cocktails (ex Chevy Toy, Janie) is donating a seven day charter for up to 10 guests in either the Bahamas, Northeast or other U.S. destination to the respected Live Auction of the 25th Annual Boys & Girls Clubs Rendezvous, running from November 8-10, 2012 at Atlantis, Paradise Island, Bahamas, and is participating at the festivities. Steadfast in their philanthropic contribution to the Boys & Girls Clubs, the owner of the luxury charter yacht Cocktails has been directly involved in the event since 2007, while Trinity Yachts since 1989.

Yacht COCKTAILS -   Main Salon

Yacht COCKTAILS - Main Salon

This distinguished affair — the largest gathering of superyachts for charity in the world — includes a Yacht Hop Under the Stars, cocktail and dinner parties, and super entertainment including Caliente, The Village People and Huey Lewis & the News among others. Participants are also invited to join event founders, Rita and Rick Case, at Cat Cay, the site of the inaugural Boys & Girls Clubs Rendezvous.

With a weekly charter value of $185,000 plus expenses, Cocktails superyacht’s owner clearly demonstrates the breadth of his generosity of spirit. Cocktails is one of the most beautiful luxury yachts in the world. With classic Trinity heritage, a super comfortable and plush interior, she features all amenities guests love for portside and voyaging.

Yacht COCKTAILS -   Formal Dining

Yacht COCKTAILS - Formal Dining

In 2011, luxury yacht Cocktails was totally transformed into a contemporary yacht; her refit also included a full paint job, adding gleam and glisten to her stunning exterior styling. She is well equipped with toys, a towed tender and a wealth of luxuries including a Spa Pool on the sundeck.

Trinity charter yacht Cocktails (ex Chevy Toy, Janie) has cruised the Caribbean, Bahamas and New England in regal style and features five staterooms for 10 guests with 12 guests cruising comfortably. She features a crew of nine including Captain Brad Momsen.

Newly delivered 57m Trinity luxury yacht LADY LINDA to debut at MYS 2012

August 13, 2012

Recently delivered by the well known US builder Trinity Yachts, the 57m motor yacht Lady Linda, also known as project T050, will make her debut at this year’s Monaco Yacht Show, held in September. The Lady Linda superyacht features a beautiful and elegant interior by Evan K. Marshall.

Trinity Yachts Lady Linda superyacht
The total number of 12 guests can find the utmost in luxury aboard the Trinity superyacht Lady Linda. She provides 6 stylish suites, while her 14 professional crew sleeps in 7 crew cabins.

Motor Yacht Lady Linda - Main Saloon
With an aluminium hull, the exceptional, semi-displacement luxury yacht Lady Linda (Project T050) reaches a top speed of 20 knots and comfortably cruises at 18 knots, thanks to her twin Caterpillar 3516C HD 3,384hp engines.

Below is a choice of the beautiful charter yachts built by Trinity Yachts, a prestigious US shipyard.

Trinity’s superyacht Lady Linda and megayacht Areti fitted with Servowatch systems

August 01, 2012

Recently delivered luxury vessels, the 57m motor yacht Lady Linda (hull T050) as well as the 60m superyacht Areti from the world renowned builder Trinity Yachts have been fitted with the Servowatch integrated alarm, monitoring and control systems.

Trinity Yachts Lady Linda superyacht

Trinity Yachts Lady Linda superyacht

Superyachts Lady Linda and Areti continue the recent relationship between the two organizations which have led to seven vessels leaving the yard in the last three years with Servowatch systems installed, and a further three vessels currently in final installation and commissioning stages for delivery during 2012/13.

Trinity Yachts luxury motor yacht ARETI

Trinity Yachts luxury motor yacht ARETI

Each system installed on the 187 foot superyacht Lady Linda and 198 foot megayacht Areti monitors and controls approximately 450 – 500 sensor points, collecting data from the yacht’s main propulsion engines, generator sets, HVAC and switchboard systems, tanks / bilges levels, fire alarms, bilge and pump control, plus all other class essential information. The data is then presented on independent fully functional workstation displays distributed throughout the vessel, allowing the operator full access to the system at each location.

Trinity motor yacht WHEELS passes through the new Seabrook Floodgate Complex sector gates as the first private vessel

July 27, 2012

One day ahead of schedule, July 3 saw the green light go on at the new Seabrook Floodgate Complex indicating water traffic could pass through the new sector gates for the first time since construction started more than 18 months ago. The first private vessel to pass through the 95-foot sector gates was the sleek 164ft motor yacht Wheels that was constructed by Trinity Yachts on France Road, a neighbor to the Seabrook Floodgate Complex.

Trinity charter yacht Wheels passing through the new Seabrook Floodgate Complex sector gates

Trinity superyacht Wheels passing through the new Seabrook Floodgate Complex sector gates - Photo by Ken Kelgard

“We were delighted to see the Seabrook gates open for water traffic,” said John Dane III, President of Trinity Yachts. “Not only have we regained our access to Lake Pontchartrain, but this mighty structure will help defend this area against future storms coming from Lake Pontchartrain, while the IHNC Surge Barrier wall and sector gates will defend from storms coming from the Gulf Intracoastal Waterway.”

Mr. Dane further pointed that the France Road shipyards of Trinity Yachts, a derivative of the famous Higgins boat makers of World War II, will be within the Hurricane and Storm Damage Risk Reduction System for the first time in its 70-year history. “We’re very happy about that.”

The new Seabrook Floodgate Complex

The new Seabrook Floodgate Complex - Photo by USACE

The Seabrook Floodgate Complex, located at the mouth of the Industrial Canal at Lake Pontchartrain, is one of the largest and most critical projects in the Hurricane and Storm Damage Risk Reduction System. In addition to its 95-foot sector gates, the Complex includes two 50-foot wide vertical lift gates which flank the sector gates.

Seabrook was designed to work in tandem with the IHNC Surge Barrier at Lake Borgne, located at the confluence of the Gulf Intracoastal Waterway (GIWW) and the Mississippi River Gulf Outlet (MRGO). Both hurricane defense structures are ready to defend against the 100-year storm, even as work continues.

Trinity Yachts deliver the 57m motor yacht LADY LINDA (hull T050)

July 17, 2012

The prestigious US shipyard Trinity Yachts is delighted to announce the delivery of the extraordinary motor yacht Lady Linda. The third Trinity for a Florida couple who appreciate Trinity’s ability to custom build to meet personal requirements, the 57m (187’) tri-deck semi-displacement custom built aluminum superyacht Lady Linda (hull T050) is every meter an example of Trinity’s trademark naval architecture, exterior styling as well as unfaltering engineering. Renowned interior designer, Evan Marshall of London, has set her luxurious entertaining and accommodations tone within a contemporary design. Already successfully crossing the Atlantic, Lady Linda is currently in the Mediterranean enjoying the summer months and will be on display on the T-Dock at the upcoming Monaco Yacht Show.

Trinity Yachts Luxury Yacht LADY LINDA Running

Trinity Yachts Luxury Yacht LADY LINDA Running

Of paramount importance to the owners, luxury yacht Lady Linda needed to be built for berthing behind their Florida residence, to be capable of handling the shallow waters of the Bahamas and to provide guests matching accommodations. By designing her with an expansive 33’4” (10.2m) beam, Trinity Yachts accomplishes these critical requests. Her wide beam allows for a shallow 8’ (2.4m) draft—allowing access to shallow-water berths, ports and destinations which are generally unavailable to yachts of similar length and size—and creates enough space for equally-sized guest cabins.

Lady Linda superyacht’s forward main deck full-width king master suite is ensuite his shower, her shower and Spa Pool. More her roomy size includes a large owner’s office as part of the master suite. The owner also specified a half-beam gym aft of the pilothouse which—with Trinity’s design ingenuity —easily converts into the fifth guest cabin.

57m Superyacht LADY LINDA Heading to Sea

57m Superyacht LADY LINDA Heading to Sea

The four half-beam equally-sized guest staterooms are located amidships below. Stunning in their design, the staterooms are oriented to the ocean; incredible sea view vistas are available in each. All are ensuite, roomy and exquisitely detailed with granite, marble and soft, earthy colors.

The main deck features an elegant entrance foyer and voluminous socializing space in the main and dining salons. Advanced electronics include auto lifting television systems, total surround sound and networked computer equipment with uninterrupted power sources. Lady Linda’s galley, skylounge and sundeck are outfitted with the finest makes and models from Wolf to Miele, Viking and Subzero. Lady Linda yacht’s crew quarters—including a spacious lounge—are also equipped with top-of-the-line utilities and comforts.

57m luxury motor yacht LADY LINDA by Trinity Yachts

57m luxury motor yacht LADY LINDA by Trinity Yachts

The pilothouse deck with air conditioned aft exterior deck provides abundant space with a full-beam skylounge and large aft deck. Featuring design unique to Trinity, her sundeck is outfitted with floor-to-ceiling glass doors to deflect wind. The sundeck also features a large bar and seating, a hot tub, is “touch and go” heli-ready and is equipped with a davit suitable for rescue tender, jet skis and water toys.

As with all Trinity superyachts, collaboration between owner, owner’s rep—Mr. Ingo Pfotenhauer—builder and interior designer creates a truly custom yacht built to exacting specification. The result is the delivery of a truly magnificent yacht Lady Linda (hull T050).

57m Motor Yacht LADY LINDA Night Running - Photo Courtesy of Alex Pfotenhauer

57m Motor Yacht LADY LINDA Night Running - Photo Courtesy of Alex Pfotenhauer

Special Features of the luxury yacht Lady Linda (hull T050):
- Full beam master owner’s suite on main deck forward with large owner’s office
- One half-beam gym aft of pilothouse convertible into a guest room
- Four half-beam equal size guest rooms located below the main deck amidship
- Large aft deck adjoining panoramic full beam sky lounge on pilothouse deck
- Air conditioned outside aft pilothouse deck
- Partially enclosed flybridge with large bar, seating and hot tub on sundeck
- Flybridge capable of “touch and go” for helicopter
- One flybridge davit suitable for rescue tender, jet skis and water toys

Primary Specifications of the 57m motor yacht Lady Linda by Trinity Yachts:

Name/Hull Number Lady Linda, Trinity Yachts Hull No. T050
Type Tri-Deck Motoryacht
Construction Aluminum Hull and Aluminum Superstructure
Length 187’ (57.0m)
Beam 33’4” (10.2m)
Draft, Half Load 8’ (2.4m)
Displacement, Trial Load 543.5 L.T.
Propulsion 2x Caterpillar 3516-C HD: 3,384hp each at 1800 rpm
Maximum Speed 20 knots, approximately
Range 4,500 nautical miles at 10 knots
Fuel Capacity 23,530 gallons (89,070L), approximately
Classification ABS Maltese Cross A1 Yachting Service, AMS, MCA, 798.5 IGT
Naval Architect Trinity Yachts, LLC
Interior Designer Evan Marshall
Owner/Guests Twelve (12) in six (6) staterooms
Crew Twelve (12-14) in seven (7) cabins
Delivery 2012

Below is a gallery of the magnificent charter yachts built by the prominent US shipyard Trinity Yachts.