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Trinity Yachts Luxury Yacht Charter & Superyacht News


October 15, 2013

Written by Eva Belanyiova

Around 700 breathtaking islands with flat coral formation and low rounded hills make up THE ISLANDS OF BAHAMAS. Each island has its own personality with Bahamas luxury yacht charter offering variety-filled charter vacation, from relaxed and deserted white-sand beaches to the more cosmopolitan cities, with shops, golf courses, museums and restaurants. The main regions to explore while on Bahamas yacht holidays include the Bimini, The Berry Islands, The Abacos, The Exumas, Eleuthera & Harbour Island, Cat Island, Grand Bahama Island and Nassau & Paradise Island.

Bahamas - Photo credit The Bahamas Tourist Office UK

Bahamas - Photo credit The Bahamas Tourist Office UK


Known as Ernest Hemingway’s favourite escape, BIMINI yacht charter offers numerous cays, fascinating history, miles of pristine beaches as well as the ‘Bimini Road’, which some believe is a remnant of the legendary Lost City of Atlantis. THE BERRY ISLANDS, with the majority of them being uninhabited, provide yacht charterers with championship sport fishing, a cluster of 30 cays as well as exceptional golf courses. Here you could spend a whole day without seeing a single soul.

In addition to enjoying the warm breeze and panoramic beauty of this sailing paradise, THE ABACOS charter vacation offers quaint colonial town on Green Turtle and Elbow Cays, championship golf courses on Treasure Cay as well as plenty of restaurants and bars. The coastlines are scalloped with bays, coves and protected harbours.

Bahamas - Image credit to Bahamas Tourist Office

Bahamas - Image credit to Bahamas Tourist Office

An exotic collection of paradise-like destinations and the ultimate escape, THE EXUMAS are renowned for the sapphire-blue waters, tranquil beaches and ultra-exclusive resorts. The flawless coastlines and private homes play host to some of the world’s most famous celebrities.

ELEUTHERA & HARBOUR ISLAND boast seemingly never-ending pineapple fields and wonderful pink-sand beaches, secluded coves, and miles and miles of beautiful coastlines. British Loyalists, who settled here in the 1700s influenced the majority of the architecture. The islands continue to attract visitors with tropical flair.

Diving in The Bahamas - Copyright © The Islands Of The Bahamas

Diving around The Bahamas - Copyright © The Islands Of The Bahamas

Untainted and unspoiled, there is plenty to discover on CAT ISLAND. The island is the birth-place to the indigenous rake and scrape music of Bahamas and home to the best climates of the Bahamas.  GRAND BAHAMA ISLAND offers a unique combination of historic appeal, modern attractions and ecological wonders. It boasts one of the world’s largest underwater cave systems, three national parks, endless beaches and crisp blue water.

NASSAU is the capital city of the Bahamas with PARADISE ISLAND lying to the North. The two represent a combination of busier city life with the ease of tropical utopia. Paradise Island boasts luxurious resorts, restaurants, shops, nightlife, a golf course, an aquarium and a casino.

Shopping on The Bahamas - Copyright © The Islands Of The Bahamas

Shopping on The Bahamas - Copyright © The Islands Of The Bahamas


There is a number of yachts available for Bahamas boat rental this season with a small selection of luxury motor yachts listed below. For more information on The Bahamas charter boats or any other destinations, including the Caribbean, please contact our experienced charter brokers.

58m Trinity Yachts Luxury SuperYacht MI SUENO

Launched in 2010, MI SUENO yacht is a beautiful Caribbean and Bahamas charter yacht designed by Patrick Knowles. Her efficient hull design, propulsion and stabilising systems provide for the best in performance, seaworthiness and structural integrity.

Superyacht SKYFALL - Main

Superyacht SKYFALL - Main

Main features aboard include a Spa Pool, accommodating seven charter guests, WIFI and Kaleidoscape central movie/music server throughout as well as a two person, wheelchair accessible elevator, connecting three levels. Her interior is sophisticated and tastefully decorated, boasting fine art as well as neutral colours. Accommodation is provided to 12 charter guests in 6 de-luxe cabins, including a master suite with a private study, which can be completely enclosed for complete privacy. More about MI SUENO yacht

MI SUENO Sundeck Dining

MI SUENO Sundeck Dining

48m Luxury motor yacht LADY JOY by Christensen

Available for Bahamas yacht charters as well as Caribbean yacht holidays, superyacht LADY JOY features modern touches, such as the elevator connecting all of her three large decks. Accommodation is provided in six beautiful staterooms with en-suite facilities and has numerous areas throughout for entertainment and relaxation.

Yacht LADY JOY -  Main

Yacht LADY JOY - Main

The yacht’s sun deck offers a Spa Pool forward, as well as large cushioned sun pads, a barbecue grill, bar and al-fresco dining table for 12. A great variety of water sports equipment is stored on her spacious aft deck and the sun deck has further dining area and a bar. More about LADY JOY yacht

Yacht LADY JOY -  Sundeck Spa Pool

Yacht LADY JOY - Sundeck Spa Pool

47m Luxury superyacht OHANA designed by Donald Starkey

Ohana superyacht features contemporary classic style, with accommodation for 10 charter guests in 5 beautiful and elegant cabin. She is available for Bahamas luxury yacht charter as well as charters in the Caribbean. Her interior and exterior socialising areas are spacious and comfortable and she offers a great selection of water sports toys for different activities.

Yacht RHINO -  Main

Yacht RHINO - Main

As her name suggests, Ohana (meaning Family in Hawaiian) is a great choice for family holidays. The main saloon is on the bridge deck boasting a wet bar, a gaming table and plenty of comfortable seating and tables. The deck is well laid out with a U-shaped area for guests. More about OHANA YACHT

Motor yacht RHINO -  Upper Deck Main Salon 2

Motor yacht RHINO - Upper Deck Main Salon 2

44m Benetti Vision 145 yacht CHECKMATE

Launched in 2012, the Benetti Vision superyacht CHECKMATE boasts imposing yet streamlined profile, sophisticated exterior by Stefano Righini and elegant interior by Francois Zuretti. Her interior is rich and sober, with an amazing selection of cherry and Burr Madrona woods.

Luxury motor yacht Checkmate .png

Luxury motor yacht Checkmate .png

Luxurious accommodation is offered to 10 to 12 charter guests in 5 staterooms filled with light. Her master suite offers beautiful 180° panoramic views and her guest accommodation features massive windows allowing guests to fully enjoy their spectacular surroundings while underway or at anchor. More about CHECKMATE yacht

Superyacht SKYFALL - Sundeck Jacuzzi 2

Superyacht SKYFALL - Sundeck Jacuzzi 2

36,50m ISA 120 SEALYON yacht

Hull number five of the highly successful ISA 120 yacht series is essentially a custom built project offering spacious exterior as well as interior, accommodation 8 charter guests in four en-suite staterooms. The yacht features unique yin & yang, or dark and white, interior of darkened walnut, uncharacteristic of the ISA 120 range.

Motor yacht Sealyon (ex Illusion) - ISA 120 Yacht

Motor yacht Sealyon (ex Illusion) - ISA 120 Yacht

The layout of the fly bridge boasts a large black mosaic lined spa pool on the centreline forward flanked by two generous sunbathing areas on each side, completely sheltered from any breeze. The yacht also offers a bar and a large dining table for eight, a cocktail area and a large sunbathing area aft. More about SEALYON yacht by ISA

Luxury motor yacht SEALYON - Owner suite

Luxury motor yacht SEALYON - Owner suite

31m Johnson 103 motor yacht DIAMOND GIRL

Johnson 103 luxury yacht DIAMOND GIRL features naval architecture by renowned Dixon Yacht Design and fabulous interior by Trevor James Design & Studio V. Her contemporary and plush interior boasts elegant white carpet complemented by aqua tinted glass on the cabinet surfaces and bordering the perimeter of the ceiling; with the theme being repeated throughout the yacht.

Diamond Girl Yacht -  Main

Diamond Girl Yacht - Main

The spacious salon and dining area feature innovative layout with the dining located starboard, offering great views off the aft deck and through the starboard windows while dining. Accommodation is provided in 4 lovely staterooms to 8 charter guests, including a master cabin located on the main deck. More about DIAMOND GIRL yacht

Luxury yacht Diamond Girl -  SunDeck

Luxury yacht Diamond Girl - SunDeck

30m Hargrave luxury superyacht DA BUBBA

Luxury superyacht DA BUBBA is a modern charter yacht with accommodation to 8-9 charter guests in superior luxury and comfort. The yacht has a covered and shaded aft deck, with a possibility for al-fresco dining, a small bar area with wet bar and refrigerator. There are also baby gates leading to swim platform.

Luxury yacht Katina now motor yacht DA BUBBA

Luxury yacht Katina now motor yacht DA BUBBA

Her flybridge has another bar with four bar stools, wet bar with refrigerator, ice-maker, stainless barbecue grill, hi/lo table with seating as well as a spa pool with seating and sun-pads. More about DA BUBBA yacht

Motor yacht DA BUBBA

Motor yacht DA BUBBA

27m SOLSTICE 1 superyacht by Dover Yachts

Luxury superyacht SOLSTICE 1 underwent an extensive refit in 2011 and represents an ideal charter yacht for groups of friends or family holidays. She is a great Bahamas charter superyacht offering access to the private island of Leaf Cay with accommodation to 8 guests in 4 double cabins.

Yacht SOLSTICE I -  Main

Yacht SOLSTICE I - Main

Her interior is warm and contemporary with earthy tones and fine finishes, as well as panoramic windows providing ample natural light. There are plenty of exterior areas to enjoy, with the aft deck being partially shaded – perfect for al-fresco dining. The extended swimming platform makes use of the many water toys on offer effortless. More about SOLSTICE I yacht

Yacht SOLSTICE I -  Flybridge

Yacht SOLSTICE I - Flybridge

For more information and a full list of Bahamas charter yachts, contact our charter team here.

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SYBAss board unanimously re-elected by General Assembly in Monaco

September 25, 2013

Written by zuzana

Taken place in Monaco on September 24, the General Assembly of the Superyacht Builders Association (SYBAss) hosted all but one of the member yards. They unanimously re-elected the current SYBAss board for a new three-year term, as well as discussed a range of exciting plans to extend the joint business-to-consumer approach being taken by SYBAss.


The General Assembly was welcomed to Monaco by Audrey Lorenzi on behalf of the Monaco Yacht Show. She outlined some of the ambitious plans for growth at the show over the coming years and stressed how much the event organisers valued the input and support of SYBAss members who will then be able to display even more of their yachts in Monaco.

Expansion of activities was also very much on the agenda as the General Assembly agreed to significantly increase its business-to consumer focus. An in-depth study commissioned by SYBAss over the past year has looked at how the top yards can engage the significant proportion of high wealth individuals around the world who have yet to consider purchasing a superyacht. London-based agency Jago Partners explained the consumer-oriented identity it has been developing for SYBAss in relation to external communications. The General Assembly agreed to the agency’s recommendations to significantly increase both the profile of and the budget for this approach. This SYBAss B2C strategy, which was first initiated a year ago, will now be further fine-tuned and expanded via an impressive range of activities.

One of the reasons why the SYBAss members are prepared to invest is the desire to leverage on the improving economic situation by introducing the superyacht lifestyle to a new generation of owners. There are more people capable of buying a superyacht than ever before and many of those who are capable of investing in their own pleasure have greater purchasing power than was the case prior to the current recession. This point was emphasised by Rutger Mohr of The Boston Consulting Group, who elucidated on the latest edition of the SYBAss Economic Report in a presentation aptly entitled ‘Bright spells on the horizon.’ Combining statistical data with information on the impact of the economy on the wealth of the SYBAss members’ target audience enabled Mohr to give a well-founded estimate of future demand in the superyacht industry.

Other speakers addressed the General Assembly on equally interesting topics. Jay Tooker of Holman Fenwick Willan LLP elaborated on business principles within the superyacht industry. Sofia Zyrianova, who has replaced Robert van Tol as Operational Director at SYBAss, provided an overview of the latest superyacht data collected by SYBAss. Last but not least, Jim Lee of Boat International Media provided superyacht market statistics related to non-members as part of the SYBAss Statistics Report.

The general air of positivity was further reinforced by the unanimous re-election of the SYBAss board – Michael Breman (Lürssen), Fabrizio Sgariglia (Perini Navi), Vincenzo Poerio (Benetti), Billy Smith (Trinity), Koos Zitman (Feadship) and secretary general Theo Hooning. “I see this very much as a tribute to the members of the board who have served SYBAss so well over the past three years,” concludes Hooning. “Despite having an incredibly busy schedule at their own yards, the board members have shown an exceptional willingness to travel the world and put the professional interests of the overall superyacht industry first. The fruits of their efforts are clear for all to see.”

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Motor yacht FINISH LINE (hull T-058) delivered by Trinity Yachts

September 23, 2013

Written by zuzana

Trinity Yachts is delighted to announce that after successful sea trials, its motor yacht Finish Line (hull T-058) has been handed over to her new Owner. Luxury yacht Finish Line is a custom designed 36,7-metre (120′) raised pilothouse superyacht, with aluminium hull as well as superstructure. Set to be displayed at the upcoming Ft. Lauderdale Boat Show, she represents the proud realization of her American owner, one who is hopeful that the design and performance of this spectacular vessel will serve as an inspiration to other American yachtsmen to build in the United States.

Trinity Yachts superyacht FINISH LINE (Hull T-058) - Profile

Trinity Yachts superyacht FINISH LINE (Hull T-058) - Profile Image credit to 2013 Trinity Yachts, LLC

With unusual speed for her size, Finish Line yacht’s sleek naval architecture and styling enable her to run in excess of 23 knots with a range over 3,600 nautical miles. With her normal cruising grounds being the East Coast of the United States as well as the Bahamas, the yacht’s draft has been specifically designed to be 5’6” (1.7m) in half-load condition. The shallow draft also enables her owner—a race car enthusiast— to access specific ports like Daytona Beach, Florida.

Arrangements below decks are divided into five watertight compartments. Owners and guest accommodations consist of a full-beam owner’s cabin and three guest staterooms. The owner’s cabin features a king size berth with His and Hers ensuite bathrooms and a large walk-in closet. All guest cabins have private full baths with two cabins having queen size berths and one cabin having two twin berths. Forward of the watertight bulkhead separating guest and crew areas will be three crew cabins and three full baths for a crew of five.

Luxury motor yacht FINISH LINE - Underway

Luxury motor yacht FINISH LINE - Underway Image credit to 2013 Trinity Yachts, LLC

Main deck arrangements consist of an air conditioned exterior aft deck with full wet bar, dining table and seating for eight. The main salon—which is accessed through sliding glass doors—also features a full wet bar, entertainment center, L-shaped custom sofas and lounge chairs. The open formal dining is forward of the main salon and gives the owners and their guests full benefit of the views from the large salon windows and aft glass doors.

There is a powder room on the port side and formal entrance for the owner and guests to starboard. The galley occupies the forward area of the main deck and is designed for entertaining and informal dining for up to eight. This arrangement allows for large windows port and starboard, an island for prepping and serving as well as bar stools for “foodies” who enjoy watching the chef prepare meals as much as the actual dining experience.

The sun deck layout features a full helm station on the starboard side. Forward access is on centerline from the pilothouse. The flybridge deck is equipped with a full wet bar and settees with easy chairs and tables for alfresco dining. Aft on the sun deck is a davit to handle the tender and two jet skis. A set of stairs leads down to the exterior aft deck which also features easy access by two sets of stairs to the swim platform.

Superyacht FINISH LINE (Hull T-058)

Superyacht FINISH LINE (Hull T-058) Image credit to 2013 Trinity Yachts, LLC

Power and ships systems are state-of-the-art. The lazarette and engine room are accessed through a watertight door in the transom as well as from the main deck port-side when at sea. The engine room houses two MTU 16v2000 main engines rated at 2,600 hp each, driving 6-bladed propellers via 6” propeller shafts and ZF 3370 gearboxes. A 100 hp Arcturus TRAC bow thruster assists the captain when handling the yacht in tight quarters and electrical power is supplied by two Kohler 80 kW generator sets.

To ensure the owner and guests remain comfortable while aboard, there will be 24 tons of air conditioning with fresh air makeup, two water makers of 1,400 gallon per day capacity each and active fin stabilization with ‘at rest’ capability to enhance the stability of the yacht when at sea.

“FINISH LINE has been a deeply gratifying build for us,” says John Dane, Trinity Yachts President. “Her owner, truly an American patriot, built the yacht here in the U.S. both to realize the benefits of American craftsmen—whose skills are unsurpassed—and to create jobs. Over the life of the yacht, additional skilled laborer jobs will be created and will perpetuate the economic value that all yachts bring local communities,” he concludes.

Technical Specifications of luxury yacht Finish Line:

Length 120’7” (36.7m)
Beam 26’2” (8m)
Draft 5’6” (1.7m)
Maximum Speed (Trial Load) 23 knots, approximate
Construction Aluminium
Classification ABS, MCA Compliant
Naval Architect/Engineering Trinity Yachts, LLC
Interior Designer Joanne Lockhart, YachtNext
Engines (2) MTU 16V2000M94 Rated at 2,600 hp each at 2,450 rpm
Generators (2) 80 kW Kohler @ 1,800 rpm
Bow Thruster Arcturus TRAC100 hp hydraulic
Stabilizers Arcturus TRAC with ‘At Rest’ Capability
Fresh Water Capacity Approx. 2,466 gallons (9,334L)
Fuel Capacity Approx. 9,789 gallons (37,055L)
Sewage Tank Capacity Approx. 268 gallons (1,014L)
Gray Water Tank Approx. 195 gallons (738L)
Height at ½ load Approx. 40’ (12.19m)
Displacement 187 long tons lightship
Cruising Range (with 10% fuel reserved) 3,670 nautical miles at 10 knots


Owner’s Party Eight (8) in four (4) staterooms
Crew Five (5) total in three (3) cabins

Special Features
– Sleek, shallow and swift
– Specifically-designed draft for accessing shallow harbors
– Full beam ensuite king master suite
– Three guest staterooms located below main deck with full private baths
– Sun deck with full helm station
– Easy access to swim platform by two sets of stairs
– Air conditioned exterior aft deck
– 24 tons of air conditioning with fresh air makeup

Finish Line Yacht - GA

Finish Line Yacht - GA Image credit to 2013 Trinity Yachts, LLC

Below is a gallery for the luxurious charter yachts built by Trinity Yachts.

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Video of Motor Yacht Glaze approaching Venice in Italy

September 18, 2013

Written by Eva Belanyiova

This time-lapse video was taken as motor yacht Glaze was entering the port of Venice in Italy earlier this month. Superyacht GLAZE (ex Lady Michelle) is an elegant Trinity Yachts built luxury vessel, boasting open plan layout with large exterior entertainment and relaxation areas. She was refitted in 2010 by Derecktor shipyard in Florida.

Some of the highlights aboard Glaze include her vast sundeck, first-class sky lounge, deluxe master suite, spacious and comfortable guest accommodation and large amount of space throughout the entire yacht.

Her interior can be described as light and airy, with an open plan main saloon and dining area. The aft section is dedicated to comfortable seating and full entertainment systems and forward of the saloon is a large formal dining table. Aft to starboard there is also a guest desk with a laptop computer and internet access. A small wet bar is located opposite to port.

Accommodation on board Trinity yacht Glaze is provided to 12 guests, in a full-beam master suite situated on the main deck, a VIP stateroom located starboard aft on the lower deck, two double guest staterooms and a twin stateroom. All four guest staterooms are of equal size, with the only difference being, that the VIP features a sit bath/shower. More about Superyacht GLAZE

Motor yacht GLAZE (ex Lady Michelle)

Year:2007 (Refit 2010)  L.O.A.:49.25m (161' 6")  Beam:8.50m (27' 10") 
Max Speed:18 knots  Cruise Speed:15 knots  Engines:2 x CAT 3512B rated at 22 
Cabins: Charter Guest:12  Crew:

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RMK Marine announces delivery of newly refitted motor yacht KEYLA

June 25, 2013

Written by zuzana

RMK Marine, part of the Koç Group Companies, is delighted to announce the delivery of the 45-metre motor yacht Keyla (ex Chevy Toy, Stanley Z). Superyacht Keyla has undergone an extensive refit, that lasted more than a year and a half.

43m Trinity Yacht Keyla refitted by RMK Marine and Hot Lab

Re-launch of the 43m Trinity Yacht Keyla (ex Chevy Toy, Stanley Z) refitted by RMK Marine and Hot Lab

Luxury yacht Keyla is a 45,3 metre luxury vessel, constructed by Trinity Yachts, with an aluminium semi-displacement hull and superstructure, and two MTU/DDC 16V2000 engines, 3,600HP (2,685 kW). RMK Marine (Superyacht builder based in Turkey) and the Hot Lab – Yacht&Design studio in Milan (Italy) worked together to refit the yacht after a series of inputs from the Owner and his family, who are enthusiasts of photography, art and fossil collecting.

After devising various solutions, the Owner decided on a major refit. Revamping the interior for the new Owner’s lifestyle and needs meant that substantial stylistic changes has been introduced as well as several technical updates involving equipments.

A 6.5-foot hull extension (2 metres) added space to create larger swimming platform , without adversely affecting Keyla’s original lines. The electrical systems were comprehensively updated with the installation of new generators compatible with both the standard European 220 V and the American 110 V. Other systems like the hydraulics were completely replaced. The complete system upgrade has left the yacht more akin to a newly built vessel. The only untouched system after the refit was the air conditioning.

The Owner’s first request was to improve the crew and service area. Laundry area has been resized to fit additional cabins in the crew quarters. This enables MY Keyla to count on additional number of crew members. The Captain’s cabin – close to the bridge, brings the total number of berths for the crew to 8+1.

Luxury motor yacht Keyla after refit

Luxury motor yacht Keyla after refit

Hot Lab and RMK Marine re-designed the galley, main saloon, upper lounge, sundeck and the bridge. The galley was not altered in terms of layout, but important upgradings were made to equipment. The helm station was deeply modified, but no changes were made to the original systems or electronics.

The main deck – although unmodified in the general plans – has undergone “minor changes” in its layout: the dining area has been moved to the stern to combine the effects of “al-fresco” dining experience while the lounge area has been carried towards the bow, closer to the 60” TV screen.

The lower deck is the guest deck, with a total of 8 berths in four cabins, including two VIP cabins and two twin cabins with two further Pullman beds, all with en suite bathrooms and large walk-in wardrobes as requested by the Owner.

The upper deck has a new design as requested by the Owner’s family. It has been made into a secluded inside area, especially for children. An example of this new use should be the “toy box” area on the starboard side which has been extended, making it one of the most distinctive design features. There are also two large L- shaped sofas placed to the aft port and starboard corner and in front of a “served” open bar and 65” TV screen.

Superyacht Keyla ready to hit the water

Superyacht Keyla ready to hit the water

Outside a new outstanding dining area has been created with a huge round 14-person table, plus two coffee tables that can be ingeniously transformed into dining tables for 4 people each. This means that 20 people or more can be seated for sociable dinners. To provide guests with full entertainment, a 50” TV screen was added to this social area. The boat has been designed with the well-being of the owner and his guests in mind.

RMK Marine and Hot Lab modified the layout of the Sun deck, creating new areas and offering a visually exciting journey on this deck. A day toilet and a small technical area have been added by using previously unused facilities. The bar faces the bow, while the stern area can be enjoyed in different ways: as a lounging and sunbathing area during the day and as a comfortable dining at night. The area is equipped with a table for eight people for informal lunches, with a bimini-top cover over the whole area from the lounge bar to the spa pool in the forward. This deck has also been modernised with all-teak flooring. The sunbathing area has been enlarged so that after the refit has a total area of 18 m2.

All the exteriors on all the decks have been refitted with contemporary furniture with rounded corners and varnished in ice white, with inserts in unfinished “open pore” teak that has been specially treated to make it highly resistant to liquids. Custom built tables have been added on all decks.

Special attention was paid to the lighting system, which now features indirect LED lights throughout the yacht. Having new LED technology was one of the Owner’s specific requests, even before any other material and surface elements were decided on. Blue rosewood with gold veins was chosen for the Owner’s cabin, while SilverWave was used to embellish the main deck, lobby area and upper deck – due its characteristic “fossil tree trunk” veins, echoing one of the passions of the Owner’s family.

The new interior decoration features a refined “underwater” theme developed thanks to the collaboration with the leading company Foglizzo. Laser designed jellyfishes gently decorate nabuck leather surfaces on the main and upper deck. The owner, who was very pro-active in developing the interior design, expressly asked for simple shapes that would be safe for children – “minimal” (but not minimalist!) – with rounded corners and a contemporary twist.

The materials and colours of the interiors reflect the style of the exteriors with the extensive use of various shades of white and different types of wood: white-treated Tanganyika frisé and natural mirror-varnished Makassar (open pore only for the ceilings). The owner asked for six different kinds of white for the marbles, white smooth natural leather, kinds of mother-of-pearl for the bathroom decor and “natural silver leaf”.

Hot Lab and RMK Marine – as for audio/video system – worked completely to modernise the domotic controls, in each cabin. Keyla features state of the art Crestron Systems with remote Ipads control, throughout the boat. Ipads enables to control- in addition to the entertainment – also curtains, window blinds and lights.

Keyla yacht’s hull color has been changed, and now she boasts an elegant Awlgrip Kingston Grey colour, which help recognize her at first glance.

Technical details – highlights – the 45,3m Trinity Yacht Keyla Refit by RMK Marine:

Shipyard Trinity Yachts, refitted 2013 at RMK Marine
Yacht name Keyla (ex Stanley Z, ex Chevy Toy)
Interior design Hot Lab Yacht & Design
Exterior design Trinity Yachts, LLC
Length L.O.A. 45,30 m
Maximum beam 8,53 m
Hull Material Aluminium
Superstructure Material Aluminium
Engines 2 x MTU/DDC 16V 2000
Max speed 18,5 knots
Cruising speed 17 knots
Guest 10

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Flurry of orders for Ocean Yacht Systems (OYS)

June 24, 2013

Written by zuzana

After the recent Management Buy-Out at Ocean Yacht Systems, the new owners are pleased with the responses they have had within the industry as well as the recent orders received.

Perini Navi sailing yacht Seahawk (Hull C.2193) featuring thrusters by Ocean Yacht Systems (OYS)

Perini Navi sailing yacht Seahawk (Hull C.2193) featuring thrusters by Ocean Yacht Systems (OYS)

There has been little rest since the announcement in May, with the Directors ensuring the changes to the ownership do not impact with the daily running, delivery dates and customer interaction.

OYS has been working on the recent flurry of orders which includes the commissioning of the new RDE-0650 model, the 90kw/120hp swing deploying thruster is the first in a series be supplied to the 60m Perini Navi mega yacht Seahawk (hull C.2193). Further to this, they have also been awarded a contract to supply units for the new 70m superyacht Sybaris (Hull C.2227), currently in build, totalling three RDE (Rim Driven Electric) thrusters to Perini Navi in a two year period.

Closer to home, during 2011/12 OYS worked on two significant contracts with Pendennis Shipyard. This relationship has strengthened with a new order recently received for a thruster on a classic motor yacht that is currently undergoing a major re-build at their Falmouth base.

Another local project for OYS is to supply a vertical retracting custom lightweight thruster for the 78ft carbon performance catamaran yacht APC 78 underway at Green Marine. OYS has been brought to meet the specific thruster requirements of the project such as weight, size, and space available. This project is due for launch in 2014 and is weight critical.

Across the water, OYS have also received another order for a fixed tunnel electric 200hp unit for a new 59m Motor Yacht Hull T-062 project underway at Trinity Yachts, USA. This continues on from the very successful commissioning of the Trinity Yachts 74m earlier this year.

The future is looking positive for the UK based company, with these latest orders across their divisions as well as their on-going service work. All OYS products are custom designed, engineered and manufactured at their headquarters in Christchurch, UK.

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Trinity Yachts and TY Offshore form the Gulf Coast Shipyard Group along with new investment partner

May 29, 2013

Written by zuzana

Trinity Yachts and TY Offshore are delighted to announce the formation of the Gulf Coast Shipyard Group, together with its new investment partner, Littlejohn & Co., a multi-billion dollar private equity firm, based in Greenwich, CT. The Gulf Coast Shipyard Group will own and operate two significant Gulf Coast based shipyards, specializing in the new construction of commercial, military as well as luxury yachts.

Luxury charter yacht MI SUENO built by Trinity Yachts

Luxury charter yacht MI SUENO built by Trinity Yachts

Management—which has a long history of building and operating major diversified shipbuilding operations—is enthusiastic about its partnership with Littlejohn, which has a well-established track record of investing in and working with management teams to build significant competitive enterprises in their target industries. In addition to other positive industry dynamics, management and Littlejohn view the growth opportunities in the Gulf Coast as historic in proportion. Felix S. Sabates Jr. will step down as Chairman to become an advisor and consultant to the new organization.

John Dane III, President and CEO of Trinity Yachts and TY Offshore stated that “Littlejohn has an impeccable reputation along with the ability to bring equity, strategy and experience in order to successfully grow and diversify our operations. In addition, I am also happy to announce that we will be starting a long-planned $9 million capital improvement program to the Gulfport, Mississippi yard which will increase our efficiency and annual output. These improvements will also upgrade our Syncrolift to 4,300 tons in anticipation of ice class vessels for Arctic operations. All told, we expect these events will further establish our operations as a premier builder and major employer.”

Edmund J. Feeley, Managing Director of Littlejohn, said
, “We look forward to our partnership with the Gulf Coast management team to continue the company’s strong growth trajectory into new markets.  The company has a strong backlog of orders, and oil and gas drilling and production activity is expected to remain strong with demand for vessels serving this industry expected to continue, as well as vessels targeted for other commercial and military markets.”

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American superyacht industry get together to discuss the state of the market

May 03, 2013

Written by Eva Belanyiova

May 14th in Nevada will see the key players of the American superyacht industry meet to talk about the current state of the market.

Todd Beechey

Todd Beechey

The American Superyacht Forum has proved a hotbed of industry activity in previous years and this year, it’s set to do so again. A major talking point of the forum will be ongoing positive momentum as the industry continues to regain an even keel and maintain its balance in the wake of the GFC.

One of the key factors to that balance is opening up new avenues of revenue for the industry. Todd Beechey, president of OceanScape Yachts, will sit on a panel at the Forum which will discuss how to do that.

“The industry often has a slanted focus toward the UHNWI. To us, there is a big market that’s being forgotten about. The people who can and do take beautiful vacations each year, and who can afford to take those vacations onboard a yacht, but have not yet been reached by the industry.”

One of the things Beechey thinks needs to change, for this market to become a realistic option, is an earning model that benefits everyone in the industry, not just those involved in the very biggest of yachts. When every thing from the broker’s fee, to the crew’s tips is based on percentage, what incentive is there for industry members to focus on developing the smaller end of the market? And that’s exactly where he believes industry growth will be driven from – the bottom, up.

“Does a four person crew on a $100,000 a week charter yacht work harder than a four person crew on a $50,000? Perhaps not. So why should they earn so much more in tips?”  Asks Beechey.

So how does the industry draw in this new market and start driving that smaller end, high volume growth? It’s a topic that Beechey is passionate about and one which he’ll discuss in depth at the Forum. A new form of marketing is one – working through new channels to find a different customer base – and making the industry a little more approachable, more accessible and less intimidating to the new customer is another. Ways of implementing both of which will be discussed at the forum.

Todd Beechey would welcome discussions on this topic and invites anyone interested to contact him prior to, or at the forum to talk about this new demographic to the superyacht industry.

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American Superyacht Forum 2013: Programme and Speakers

April 19, 2013

Written by zuzana

With less than one month to go until this year’s American Superyacht Forum, the programme has been finalised and the speakers have signed on to show their support for reinvigorating the American market. The event will take place in Las Vegas, on May 14, 2013.

American Superyacht Forum 2013 to take place in Las Vegas

American Superyacht Forum 2013 to take place in Las Vegas

Opening the Forum this year will be Shipyard CEOs, Presidents and Directors discussing the lack of movement in the American market in Session One’s “Plotting a New Course for Yachting”. Using the session as a platform to air their grievances, voice their concerns and share their plans for getting America excited about yachting again, our panelists will offer a critical and inspirational start to the Forum.

Speakers for this powerful session include Billy Smith III of Trinity Yachts, James Fwu of Horizon Group, Carlos Vidueira from Rybovich, Jeffery Ferguson of Ocean Alexander USA, Todd Roberts of Marine Group Boat Works, and Guillaume Roche from Sunrise Yachts. This mixed panelwill be able to provide insight from both those within the US market, and those acting as outsiders as to what America can do better.

Luiz De Basto of De Basto Designs

Luiz De Basto of De Basto Designs

In Session Five’s “Report from the Front Lines”, Captains and Project Managers will be given the opportunity to offer candid opinions on doing business with the USA. Following the great success of the Superyacht Captains’ Forum earlier this month in Viareggio, Captains shared strong opinions on why they choose not to or choose to do business with Italy. This session aims to achieve the same outcome with Captains discussing their current opinions of America. Captain David Clarke of mega yacht Laurel, Mike Hein of motor yacht Mea Culpa, and Teddy Garsva of M/Y Freddy have already signed on to speak up about what needs to change for the future.

Closing Day One of the Forum this year are a selection of innovative and pioneering designers to share their views on why the American design world is lagging so far behind the rest of the world. Luiz De Basto of De Basto Designs, Bill Blount of Donald L. Blount & Associates, and Greg Marshall of Gregory C. Marshall Naval Architect Ltd. will take to the stage for Session Six’s “The Future of Design & Technology in America”.

Bill Blount of Donald L. Blount & Associates

Bill Blount of Donald L. Blount & Associates

With reports from the USSA, ISS, and a session on drawing in new blood in for the future, day one offers back to back powerful sessions to wake up America and make plans to change the future. Day two will see delegates taking morecontrol in the sessions they sit in on, which speakers they want to hear from, and what topics are most important to them with a choice of different breakout rooms available.

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Yacht Makers heading to Sanya for Hainan Rendez-Vous 2013

March 26, 2013

Written by zuzana

Boats as well as CEOs from shipyards across the world are coming to the next 2013 edition of Hainan Rendez-Vous, the yacht show that attracts thousands of China’s top business elites to the fabulous shores of Sanya each year. Set to run from March 30th to April 2nd, this year’s Rendez-Vous will delight visitors with an amazing fleet of spectacular ships, among them seven superyachts in the 30-50-metre range. Futhermore, the rich program of social events at the event is sure to keep networking as well as celebrations running at high intensity throughout the four-day show.


Almost all yacht brands that exhibited at last year’s Hainan Rendez-Vous will be exhibiting at the 2013 edition, many of them occupying additional berths and larger exhibition booths. Returning visitors will recognize familiar faces from Lürssen, Feadship, Heesen Yachts, Blohm+Voss, Royal Huisman, Trinity, Oceanco, Brunswick, Jeanneau, Beneteau Group, AzimutBenetti, Kingship, Sanlorenzo, Marquis, Sunseeker China, Princess Yachts, Sunbird, Heysea and others.

Due to the strong demand from these returning shipyards, several yacht builders who were hoping to exhibit at Hainan Rendez-Vous 2013 unfortunately were unable to reserve a space. New names that did manage to secure exhibition booths for this year’s show include German megayacht builder Abeking & Rasmussen, and the Italian shipyards Tecnomar and Filippetti.

42m superyacht Star by Kingship to be displayed at Hainan Rendezvous 2013

42m superyacht Star by Kingship to be displayed at Hainan Rendezvous 2013

The 130-boat fleet at Hainan Rendez-Vous 2013 will fill the show marina to maximum capacity, and will include the following majestic superyachts:
– 50-metre aluminum tri-deck motor yacht Sapphire, built by US shipyard Trinity
– 42-metre yacht Star by Taiwanese shipyard Kingship that, with her blue-hull and classic design, held crowds enchanted at last year’s Rendez-Vous
– 45-metre superyacht Blue Sky from Feadship; fitted with a helicopter pad and mahjong room, this boat became the first European-built superyacht sold to a mainland China buyer, the sale taking place at last year’s Hainan Rendez-Vous
– 34-metre luxury yacht Aycer 34 by Dubai shipyard Sayer Yachts
– 32-metre fibreglass yacht Next by Custom Line, a division of Chinese-Italian shipyard Ferretti
– 28-metre superyacht Nica II by Benetti

Luxury motor yacht Blue Sky by Feadship

Luxury motor yacht Blue Sky by Feadship

The thrill of catamarans sailing will also be on full display at Hainan Rendez-Vous 2013. Outstanding cats at the boat show will include the 70 Feng yacht, a 21-metre vessel with stunning Asian-inspired design by Sunreef, and the Leopard 44, named by Cruising World as the Best Import Boat and Best Multi-Hull Boat of 2012.

Underscoring the growing importance of Hainan Rendez-Vous in the global yacht show circuit, the yacht brands Marquis, Azimut, Beneteau and Jeanneau as well as Leopard Catamaran will all be unveiling new vessels for either the Asian or world market at the show.

Show organisers say that yacht exhibitors are working harder this year to win the favor of China’s wealthy elites by organising more parties and special events. Business jet and lifestyle exhibitors at Hainan Rendez-Vous will also be holding several events onboard the big ships of the yacht show.

Luxury catamaran yacht Feng by Sunreef Yachts

Luxury catamaran yacht Feng by Sunreef Yachts

Sea trials will be taking prospective yacht buyers out over the waters continuously, with at least ten yacht brands offering test cruises this year.

Other attractions for show guests will include, of course, the Hainan Rendez-Vous Supercar Showcase, this year headlined by the new McLaren P1. The Hainan Rendez-Vous 2013 Lifestyle Collection will include a Chopard ring with rare 31.32-carat chameleon diamond, among other beautiful objects on display.

This year’s Art in Hainan exhibition will explore the concept of the garden through the works of several distinguished contemporary artists. Gala dinners, cocktail hours, seminars, wine and caviar tastings, after-dark parties and other events will provide further opportunities for guest to enjoy their time with one another, experience lifestyle brands and interact with show exhibitors and sponsors.

“We’re doing everything we can to make this year’s Hainan Rendez-Vous the most successful edition yet for our sponsors and exhibitors,” says Diana Jaquier, Managing Director of China Rendez-Vous Ltd. “We invested more in the domestic marketing campaign for this year, and significant numbers of new VIP guests will be coming as a result. Thanks to our partners, we have a superb show waiting for them.”

Delphine Lignieres, show founder and CEO of China Rendez-Vous Ltd, added: “We are profoundly grateful for the continued loyal support of our sponsors and exhibitors. We’re now completely focused on making this event smooth and successful for them.”

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